Announcing the TOsketchfest’19 core lineup! The 14th edition of The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival promises to offer up a boatload of laughs by a mix of some fresh and familiar voices bolstered by a whole pile of sizzle and excitement. Grab yourself a Festival Pass, download our spankin-new TOsketchfest19 mobile app and start planning your #comedychristmas now!
We are so excited to bring APTN’s satirical news and talk show The Laughing Drum to The Great Hall on March 15, 2019 to tape two episodes in front of a live audience. Hosted by Tim Fontaine (Walking Eagle News), The Laughing Drum takes a sharp, humorous look at Canadian and Indigenous politics, entertainment, and current events. In each episode, The Laughing Drum uses actual news footage, field segments, interviews, and the Red Power Panel to dissect the issues facing Indigenous Peoples.
TOsketchfest will welcome over 75 sketch comedy acts from cities across North America and beyond March 7-17, 2019 including: full length revues from comedy duo Soul Decision featuring Christian Smith (The Second City TourCo) and Kevin Vidal (Come From Away), Middle Raged! by Geri Hall (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Gary Pearson (MadTV), and Diamond Heist by Sex T-Rex; a live recording of the hilarious podcast My Gorgeous Son by Mark Little and Andy Bush (Cavendish); the return of The Flirty Boys with Ann Pornel (She the People), Alessandra Vite (CBC Comedy), Allison Hogg (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Ali Wylie (The Sketchersons); and recipients of The 2018 Sketch Comedy Project Fund, The Tita Collective – an all Filipina comedy ensemble – will make their TOsketchfest debut!
The TOsketchfest Film Festival will kick off the annual sketch comedy festival on March 6, 2019 with a premiere screening of a curated selection of the best in on-screen sketch comedy at The Theatre Centre.
Previously announced headliners for TOsketchfest19 include Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) and Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall, Hannibal) in The Buddy Cole Monologues at The Great Hall, and four marquee shows at The Streetcar Crowsnest with Flo & Joan, The Lusty Mannequins and remounts of the hit shows Generally Hospital and A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza.
ALL of these shows are included in the TOsketchfest19 Festival Pass!