MARCH 3-13, 2016#TOsketchfest


Additional Performance Opportunities

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Sketch Smarts

Sketch Smarts






Host Derek Forgie wants to test your sketch comedy smarts in this cool new quiz show for performers! He needs 10 of you, each from a different troupe, to compete for fun and prizes!

Email to get in on the action.

The show is Friday, March 6th @ 11:59pm.

Check it out here!

Cabaret Series


Troupes are invited to perform sketches based on a theme at our Cabaret Series at Comedy Bar every Thursday through Sunday during the festival. Feel free to use old material if it fits into a theme, or write something new!


– Perform 1 sketch, maximum length 5 minutes, audience votes for the winner by applause.

– Tech times are 7:45pm SHARP, show starts at 8:30pm

– Winners will receive the best prize possible: honour!

– See the themes and sign your troupe up for a MAXIMUM of three shows by using the public Google sheet:

– A producer will contact your troupe based on your original Festival application information before the show to confirm your performance.

– Questions? Email

The Steam Whistle Sketch-u-Bators


A private party for TOsketchfest performers! Steam Whistle provides the drinks, you provide the entertainment. Perform up to 5 minutes of whatever: try a new sketch, play a favourite that didn’t make it into your set, swap sketches with another troupe… Anything goes, and it’s up to you! Just try to make other comedians laugh!

This is opportunity to have fun and share with other performers. This is not a competition to see who can be the most offensive, gross or outrageous. Please, help us keep Sketchubator fun, safe and respectful.

Find a TOsketchfest producer at Comedy Bar on either Saturday night to put your name on the performer list starting at 11:00 pm. We’ll try to get through the whole list before we run out of beer!

  • Saturday March 7th – 11:30 – Comedy Bar
  • Saturday March 14th – 11:30 – Comedy Bar

Improv Sets at The Second City


The Second City Toronto is known for their legendary sketch comedy and stellar improv. Second City is home to many famous alumni, and it is the premier place for improv. We are offering you the opportunity to play the improv set with the current mainstage cast (Ashley Botting, Leigh Cameron, Kyle Dooley, Etan Muskat, Kirsten Rasmussen & Kevin Whalen), after their show.

Dates are TBD but email Aaron if you would like to be considered for a space to play with this fun cast!

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