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Events

Sketch Behind the Scenes…

TOsketchfest isn’t JUST 11 days of the best comedy performances on the continent… Throughout the festival we present an incredible series of workshops, panels and events for comedy enthusiasts!

Part of the Professional Development Program Sponsored by:

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Comedy Road Trip #1

Saturday March 7th – 2:30 – 4:00 – The Theatre Centre
Join us for a comedy road trip as we visit Seattle, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Winnipeg! Join reps from our out-of-town troupes and hear about what’s going on in their comedy hometowns; what are the venues, festivals, resources and opportunities? What’s really inspiring and what are the challenges? We’ll get to know these comedy cities through a panel and Q&A, then open the floor for networking and socializing. (There will be food! There will be beer!)

To Register: No registration required. Everyone is welcome.

 

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Demystifying the Pitch

Saturday March 7th – 4:00 – 6:30 pm – The Theatre Centre
Stay tuned for more information about this session with comedy colleagues who are making things happen Kurt Smeaton (Falcon Powder, and TV writer/producer Mr. D, Young Drunk Punk, The Hour) and Naomi Snieckus (actress/writer/producer, The National Theatre of the World, Mr. D, The Casting Room).

To register: No registration required. Everyone is welcome.

 

WIC Mixer

Women in Comedy Mixer
Sponsored by
Rosehall Run

Sunday March 8th – 3:00 – 5:00 pm – The Theatre Centre Upper Lobby
The ladies of TOsketchfest and the greater comedy community are invited to come together for wine, snacks and networking activities. Meet new collaborators, share your stories, have some drinks! Come celebrate International Women’s Day in style, and if you’re so inclined, follow it up with a Theatre Centre performance by TOsketchfest ladies Templeton Philharmonic (6pm) or Tall Sigh (6:30 pm)!

To register: No registration required. Everyone is welcome. This session is open to women participating in TOsketchfest and in the greater comedy community.

 

 

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Comedy Road Trip #2

Saturday March 14th – 2:30 – 4:00 – The Theatre Centre
Join us for a comedy road trip as we visit Chicago, Philadelphia, Vancouver and New York! Join reps from our out-of-town troupes and hear about what’s going on in their comedy hometowns; what are the venues, festivals, resources and opportunities? What’s really inspiring and what are the challenges? We’ll get to know these comedy cities through a panel and Q&A, then open the floor for networking and socializing. (There will be food! There will be beer!)

To Register: No registration required. Everyone is welcome.

 

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Sketch 101 with Robin Duke
Presented by
Humber School of Comedy

Sunday March 15th – 12:00 – 2:00 – The Theatre Centre Incubator
Join Robin Duke from the Humber College Comedy Program for session on getting started in sketch! Robin has been teaching sketch writing and improv in the Humber  College Comedy Program for the last ten years. When she began at Humber she was also putting together Women Fully Clothed, an all female sketch comedy group. In that time Women Fully Clothed has  written two theatre shows and successfully toured internationally. Robin got her experience writing and performing at Second City Toronto and Los Angeles putting up numerous shows. Her work writing and performing for televisio started with SCTV and then three years on Saturday Night Live.  Currently  Robin is playing Jay Baruchel’s mother in the new FXX series “Man seeking Woman.”

To Register: No registration required. Everyone is welcome. This session is open to TOsketchfest participants and the greater comedy community. Bring a notepad!

 

 SketchTV Revival

Sketch TV Revival: Behind the scenes
with Sunnyside and The Second City Project

Sunday March 15th, 3-5 pm at The Theatre Centre (Main Space)
Sketch comedy is all over Canadian television right now, and some truly hilarious talents from the Toronto comedy scene are playing a leading role in this sketch comedy revival. Join the creative teams behind Sunnyside (CityTV) and The Second City Project (Global) to watch some clips and talk about sketch comedy on TV. We’ll hear from Sunnyside creators and sketch TV vets Gary Pearson and Dan Redican, as well as cast members from the show. The panel will feature a sneak peek of the upcoming The Second City Project and chats with writer/actors Marty Adams and Paul Bates, director Tim Hamilton and producer Klaus Schuller. Moderated by TV critic Rob Salem.
To Register: No registration required. Everyone is welcome.