Flo & Joan
British musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Comedy Central Online) are returning to Toronto Sketchfest for their second year, with a brand new selection of songs. 'If Flanders & Swann and Flight Of The Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan' - Chortle.
Flo & Joan are a British-born, Toronto-based musical comedy duo, and sisters Nicola and Rosie Dempsey.
The piano/percussion pair have headlined and played to sold-out audiences across North America and internationally including Montreal Sketchfest (Best of the Fest Selection 2016), Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (Best of the Fest Selection 2016), SheDot Festival, and as part of JFL42.
They took their debut show Victory Flaps to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, where it received a number of four- and five-star reviews and was announced as one of the Top 10 shows at the Fringe in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.
Independently, Nicola and Rosie trained in sketch and improv with the iO, Second City and Bad Dog Comedy Theatres in Chicago and Toronto, where Nicola is a musical director at the Second City Toronto’s training centre and Rosie was a member of their inaugural House Company. They co-created the 365 day food blog ‘Little Nibblers’, have contributed material to Newsjack (BBC Radio 4Xtra), been featured on Funny or Die, and appeared in the Canadian Comedy Award Nominated short, ‘Got Your Nose’ (Trophy Husbands).
Oh… and you’ll know them from their viral smash “The 2016 Song”