Close up photo of Whisky Kids against a blue background, Clare Blackwood on the left, woman with red hair in a blue shirt, and Ryan F Hughes on the right, man with brown hair and a beard in a black sweater, looking over their shoulders at the viewer. In the top right corner the words “Whisky Kids” in orange and white letters. Photo by Tyra Sweet
Whisky Kids explore the strain of social distancing in the only way they know how: the story of a lonely woman and her cat.
Sensory and Content Warning: Yelling, Swearing
Sketch duo Whisky Kids is the socially awkward lovechild of Clare Blackwood (Broadway World-nominated actor for Toronto Fringe hit BikeFace, and writer for The Beaverton, CBC Comedy, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, etc.) and Ryan F. Hughes (graduate of The National Theatre School’s playwriting program). Both graduates of The Second City’s Conservatory Program, they began their partnership by writing and starring in the sold-out Fringe production, Welcome to the Bunker!, and have gone on to dominate sketch competitions, headline improv and sketch shows, and create multiple short films. Most recently, Whisky Kids appeared in the 2020 TOSketchfest, and wrote and performed their first ever sketch revue, Big Dork Energy, at Bad Dog Theatre. They love nothing more than mining their own personal insecurities and weird obsessions for laughs.