MARCH 7-17, 2019

The Festival

This is Toronto’s Comedy Festival

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is Canada’s preeminent comedy festival focusing on scripted, ensemble work.

Each year, TOsketchfest takes over the city for 12 days of performances, parties and professional development. Audiences will see some of the best comedy troupes around and performers have access to great networking and learning opportunities.

The 13th Annual TOsketchfest will feature the much-anticipated return of UK musical comedy viral sensation Flo & Joan (“2016 Song,” 2017 NOW Audience Choice Award Winners); quick-witted quartet TallBoyz II Men (2017 Steam Whistle Producers' Pick Award Winners); a remount of the 2017 Fringe hit 32 Short Sketches About Bees; a live album recording by The Williamson Playboys; plus a special presentation of Rapp Battlez 100, the milestone 100th edition of Toronto’s hilarious comedic rap throwdown.

TOsketchfest will showcase a selection of Toronto’s top solo sketch performers such Jon Blair, Carson Pinch, and Kirsten Rasmussen and Toronto's veteran performers including Mark & Andy (Mark Little and Andy Bush) and The Lusty Mannequins (Ashley Comeau, Alastair Forbes, Karen Parker and Connor Thompson), as well as a reunion of Vest of Friends.

The TOsketchfest Film Festival is back for a second year with a curated selection of the funniest comedy shorts made in the last two years. Featuring shorts from new and established filmmakers and TOsketchfest alumni, the TOsketchfest Film Festival spotlights the best in on-screen sketch comedy.

TOsketchfest will welcome dozens of acts from cities across North America and beyond including Montréal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and London. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks!

We’ve got a boatload of amazing in store.  Be there March 1-11th for the best TOsketchfest yet!

This is Toronto’s Comedy Festival.