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Mar 26 – Panel: Fierce & Funny – 2pm
TOsketchfest shows are created for an adult audience. Content may include some dirty language, suggested sexual content, suggested mild drug use and/or adult themes. Some material may not be appropriate for audience members under 18. Parental discretion is advised.
Fierce & Funny is a panel with drag queens, performers and producers discussing the world of sketch, stand up, improv as it relates to the exquisite art form that is drag. Because comedy is what? FUNDAMENTAL!
Hosted by Marshall Lorenzo (writer, Canada’s Drag Race) Fierce & Funny will feature panelists BOA aka Bitch On Arrival (Toronto), Ocean Giovanni (Toronto), Miss Hunni Kruller (Toronto), Toddy (Vancouver), and more!
Fierce & Funny will include a moderated Q&A.
A photo grid with six photos. Top: Marshall Lorenzo, BOA, Bombae. Bottom: Ocean Giovanni, Miss Hunni Kruller, Toddy
Marshall is a sketch comedy writer and performer originally from Auckland, New Zealand. He’s fresh off of writing the debut season of Canada’s Drag Race, produced by the Emmy Award winning creators of RuPaul’s Drag Race. And previously the head writer of the multi Canadian Comedy Award winning troupe The Sketchersons.
Starting drag at the vibrant young age of 19, BOA packed her things from her bow town of Windsor and moved to the big city! She has now been doing drag for six years and has many accomplishments to show for it! Although BOA doesn’t consider herself a “comedy queen” she finds that her quirky personality, hilarious mixes and goofy banter makes BOA a laugh riot! Since being on Canada’s Drag Race, Canada and the world has only been able to see boa through the screens of their television and boas big girl energy and ability to poke fun of herself is even larger than life, in person! As she said when she entered the workroom dressed as a cow being abducted, this powerhouse really is not like UDDER queens!
Bombae is Toronto’s only full-time drag streamer, part time Halle Berry stunt double. She produces and hosts “Are You Smarter Than?” a weekly online trivia game show where drag performers go head to head in battle to see who can get us banned online.
Going by their motto “If there’s cash in the air, my black ass is there!” Ocean Giovanni is a lipsync assassin who was born to perform. If you haven’t yet, make sure you tune the tuck in to “Category Is” every second Friday on twitch.tv/thehouseroyale and watch them turn it with a constant lineup of fierce performers. Keep an eye out for them on Drag Heals season 2 on Amazon Prime and OUT tv. Show them some love on Instagram at @mx.oceangiovanni and @categoryisshow
Miss Hunni Kruller
Miss Hunni Kruller aka Tom Hearn is a sketch comedian, improvisor and producer. PRE PANDY You could catch him in the hit improv show Hookup at Bad Dog Theatre Company, his sold out original hit Lipsynced The Show or all over North America with his around 5 star reviewed solo show “SLANG”. He is the creator of the sold-out Proud + Funny Festival (IRL and ONLINE) and the 420 Comedy Festival. He also created the queer sketch revue “A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza” which was named one of the Top Five Comedy shows of 2018 by NOW Magazine, and won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Production. “A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza” also played in OFF-JFL in Montreal after a successful run on The Second City Toronto Mainstage.
Toddy lives on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, also known as “Vancouver”. They are a high energy drag performer, standup comic and opera singer. They are the co-host and co-producer of Off Tune, an all live singing drag show! Toddy got their drag start by producing the show Twisted Sisters, a one of a kind show where comics do stand-up AND drag. Known as “Opera Twink” on social media, Toddy has recorded and produced a number of sketch comedy videos, original songs and music videos. Pre and Post “pandora” you’ll see Toddy touring pride and comedy festivals and can’t wait to see you in person!