The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) returns March 24 – 28, 2021 with TOsketchfest21 – Screen Time Edition, an online sketch comedy festival with over 100 titles from around the world. This five-day online comedy Festival will celebrate the raw creativity of sketch comedians in the COVID era with comedy shorts by powerhouse rising stars and Canadian comedy legends both behind and in front of the camera.
TOsketchfest21 – Screen Time Edition will include 15 online shorts programmes and live stream events, post show “lobby parties”, the Learning and Fun Professional Development Program and more.
On Wednesday, March 24, the Opening Night (online) Gala of TOsketchfest21 – Screen Time Edition, will kick off the Festival with comedy shorts from past TOsketchfest Award winners Tita Collective and Darrell Faria; Festival Favourites Christian Smith and Natalie Metcalfe; a taste of the Marcia the Self-Help Guru webseries; rising sketch comedy stars Avan Neo, and Cheap Wine; plus the New York Spotlight begins with appearances by Kaili Y Turner and The Nitro Girls.
The Closing Night Gala on Sunday, March 28 will present a 60 minute table read from Untitled Black Sketch Project, Canada’s premiere all-Black ensemble sketch troupe. Untitled Black Sketch Project features Phatt Al (The Second City), Aba Amuquandoh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Ajahnis Charley (Bad Dog Theatre), Coko Galore (Bad Dog Theatre), Brandon Hackett (Tallboyz), Alan Shane Lewis (The Great Canadian Baking Show), Brandon Ash Mohammed (Because News), and Nkasi Ogbonnah (The Second City).
TOsketchfest has become known for presenting high caliber comedy, with distinct showcases for their lively, enthusiastic audiences. Highlights from TOsketchfest21 – Screen Time Edition include: visiting virtual stages from Hip.Bang! (Vancouver) and Characters Welcome (New York); joyfully provocative queer sketches from Gender? I Hardly Know Them; featured sketch shows Now More Than Ever 2021 by Jon Blair, The Skinny Kookoo Comedy Sketch Show by Joyce Delaronde, To What End. by Tom Hearn, and Luba Magnus’s Drawn Up Comedy; plus select works from TOsketchfest Award winners Anesti Danelis, Ajahnis Charley, Laura Ramoso, and The Templeton Philharmonic.
Tickets : Screen Time Passes are available now for $80 plus fees
Single Tickets On Sale Monday, March 15 for $18 plus fees
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: March 24 – 28, 2021 – Schedule
Free Parking, Street Parking, Paid Parking
Public transport accessible
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