Project: Fifteen Forward
In March of 2020 The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival will celebrate its 15th anniversary. Born in the back room of the Gladstone Hotel in 2005, TOsketchfest continues to grow and evolve serving its primary mission – to invest in and support the development of Canadian comedic voices. We deliver on this mandate by producing performance showcases like TOsketchfest and Comedy Country; creating touring opportunities; publishing comedy recordings; offering professional development and industry networking opportunities to comedians; and by direct funding for comedy projects.
Ours is Toronto’s longest-running comedy festival
Toronto’s own comedy festival
and a vital part of Canada’s live comedy landscape
TOsketchfest is now facing pressing challenges, and we need your help. Following a difficult 2019 season, we were informed we will not receive anticipated funding from one of our long-time provincial government partners. This double blow presents a significant threat to the future of TOsketchfest… but we cannot quit!
Today, TOsketchfest needs your help. Project: Fifteen Forward is a fund raising campaign with to overcome these short-term challenges, and to create a stable foundation of support going forward for the NEXT fifteen years of The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival.
On December 6th, Laugh Rally: A Benefit for TOsketchfest kicked off the campaign with a splash. It was a wonderful night of comedy and music, that helped us raise $15,000 against our $50,000 goal. But we’re not done. TOsketchfest needs your help to continue delivering for Canada’s hilarious voices.
This giving season, please support PROJECT: FIFTEEN FORWARD!