Toronto has one of the great comedy scenes in the world with countless sketch, improv and stand up shows each week. TOsketchfest will present 100 shows March 6 -17, 2019 at our 14th Annual Festival, but until then here are some juicy sketch shows to whet your comedy appetite.
SHE THE PEOPLE – Fridays and Saturdays until March 17 at The Second City
Second City presents She The People – a sketch show entirely created, designed, and performed by the fearlessly funny women of The Second City! Directed by Carly Heffernan, the Toronto edition of She the People is Ann Pornel, Ashley Comeau, Karen Parker, Kirsten Rasmussen, Paloma Nuñez, and Tricia Black.
YAS KWEEN – Thursday, February 7 at Bad Dog
Yas Kween, created by Nelu Handa, showcases women of colour making audiences laugh on the first Thursday of every month. Yas Kween features all forms of comedy, and this month it will include Surer Qaly Deria, Stephanie Pangowish, Bita Hemmati, Rakhee Mo, Cathryn Naiker, Isabel Zed Tee, Nour Hadidi and The Kweendom. We are so thrilled that The Kweendom have created sketches for two shows at TOsketchfest!
SLANG: A SOLO SKETCH SHOW – Friday, February 8 at Bad Dog
The Ultimate Gay Garbage…Bringing SLANG to LIFE. Sketch comedy extraordinaire Tom Hearn has written and created Slang: A Solo Sketch Show. Directed by Kirsten Rasmussen and featuring appearances by Erica Gellert, Priyanka Love, Selena Vyle, Gillian Bartolucci and live music by The Hazard Pay. Tom is a TOsketchfest MVP: he has been a box office rep, a fabulous host, and performed in numerous shows. See him this year in A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza, Tom & Erica, The Sketchersons and probably a lot more!
THE WOW – Monday, February 11 at Bad Dog
The Wow is a new, all star group of Toronto sketch comedians who write an entirely new 60-minute show on a theme every month. This month, The Wow presents “No Fucks For Valentine’s”, written and performed by written and performed by: Dave Barclay, Clare Blackwood, Andrew Bushell, Taylor Davis, Mikaela Dyke, Morgan George, Marc Hallworth, Hana Holubec, Connie Manfredi, Carson Pinch, Craig Scorgie, Carley Thorne and Cameron Wyllie.
HUMBER COMEDY SKETCH NIGHT – Every Monday at Comedy Bar
A weekly comedy night for Humber Comedy students to perform original sketches. Many Humber Grads have graced the TOsketchfest stage including K Trevor Wilson, Vest of Friends, Low Rise Queens and many more.