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Ask Us Anything Info Session

On Tuesday, November 23 at 6pmET we invite you to an Ask Us Anything drop-in info session about the 2022 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival.

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How To Use FilmFreeway

We’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you apply to TOsketchfest22 using FilmFreeway!

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SUBMISSIONS FOR TOSKETCHFEST22 – NOW OPEN!

Live and Digital Submissions for the 2022 TOsketchfest are now open!

Apply Right Now!

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THE SKETCH COMEDY PROJECT FUND – 2021 RECIPIENTS

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of The Sketch Comedy Project Fund.

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Workshop: Amazon Music Podcasts for Comedy in Canada

Join us for this workshop with Lindsay Michael from Amazon Music Podcasts on Thursday, October 7 at 2pmET.

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Must-See Sketch Comedy: July 2021

Five Must-See Sketch Comedy Videos from Ronald Dario, Drawn Up Comedy, Folk Lordz, and more!

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Contest: For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close

Enter for your chance to win virtual screening passes to “For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close“.

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Sketch Comedy at Toronto Fringe 2021

Check out these sketch comedy shows at Toronto Fringe 2021!

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Must-See Sketch Comedy: June 2021

Five Must-See Sketch Comedy Videos from Ajahnis Charley, Tom Hearn, Gerald Yeung, and more!

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Workshop: Disability In Comedy

Join us for this workshop with Disabled writer, performer, and producer Ophira Calof on Thursday, July 15 at 4:30pmET.

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Panel: Creating Viral Comedy Videos on Rizzle

Join us for this FREE panel on Thursday, June 17 at 6pmET

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Must-See Sketch Comedy: May 2021

Five Must-See Sketch Comedy Videos from Griffin Toplitsky, Model Majority and more!

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The Best of the Fest Award Show 2021 – Winners

The 2021 Best of the Fest Award winners revealed!

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Five Sketch Comedy Videos You Need To See

Five Must-See Sketch Comedy Videos from Kirsten Rasmussen, Avan Neo, and more!

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Closing Night Gala: Untitled Black Sketch Project

Mar 28 – 8pm ET – Untitled Black Sketch Project, the premiere all-Black ensemble sketch troupe, performs a 60 minute table read LIVE

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Open Captioning at TOsketchfest

TOsketchfest is thrilled to offer an Open Captioned Pass and Open Captioned Single Tickets for all shows at the 2021 digital festival!

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TOsketchfest21 Lineup Announcement

The Lineup Announcement for TOsketchfest21 is here! Over 100 titles from around the world

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Learning and Fun at TOsketchfest21

Workshops and Panels Announced for the 2021 Professional Development Program

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Sketchfest Throwback: Andrea Miller

Festival stalwart stage manager Andrea Miller shares her memories of the final days of last year’s TOsketchfest, and details her phenomenal pivot into a Zoom Ninja.

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Sketchfest Throwback: Rachel Strauss-Muniz

Rachel Strauss-Muniz of Room 28 made it from NYC to Canada and back just before the borders were closed. What does she remember from TOsketchfest2020? A comedy loving city that accepted her with open arms!