Whisky Kids are two dorks who somehow got invited to the cool kids’ party and have no idea what to do about it. Their act is a fast, furious, and seriously geeky look at the ding-dang human condition. With mile-a-minute repartee and a healthy dose of social anxiety, Whisky Kids are bringing their insecurities right up into your personal space.
Whisky Kids is the socially awkward lovechild of Clare Blackwood and Ryan F. Hughes, two Toronto-based actor/writer/comedians. Both theatre school nerds who graduated from the Second City Conservatory program, there is nothing they love more than mining their own personal insecurities and weird obsessions for laughs.
Described as having “chemistry that could rival that of the screwball comedy stars of the classic Hollywood era” (Mooney On Theatre), Ryan and Clare began their partnership by writing and performing in the sold-out Toronto Fringe hit Welcome to the Bunker, for which they were nominated for Outstanding New Work at the 2018 My Entertainment World Awards. As Whisky Kids, they have gone on to dominate sketch competitions, headline improv and sketch shows, and create two short films. They most recently wrote and performed their first ever sketch revue, Big Dork Energy, at Bad Dog Theatre last October.
Clare Blackwood is Broadway World-nominated actor, a member and director of Toronto’s newest all-star sketch collective The Wow, and a writer for the Canadian satire website The Beaverton. She appears regularly as a podcast guest on Dumb-Dumbs & Dice’s H.P. Dumbcraft, The Pitch-off Project, and Break A Wish Podcast.