The 12th Annual


The Rumoli Brothers • Dance Animal

Flo & Joan • The Flirty Boys • Vest of Friends

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) today announces the first wave of programming with highlights from the Festival Series. TOsketchfest will host over 60 sketch comedy acts from across North America, March 1-12, 2017 at The Theatre Centre, Comedy Bar and The Drake Underground.

The 12th Annual TOsketchfest will feature a large and diverse variety of shows in their Festival Series including the singin' and dancin' duo The Rumoli Brothers featuring Kurt Firla and Brandon Firla (Suits), musical comedy viral sensation Flo & Joan (The 2016 Song), a revival of the 2016 Fringe favourite Dance Animal, comedic slam poetry duo Definition of Knowledge, a live late night talk show Tonight's the Night! with Dave Barclay, and Justin Miller's drag alter ego Pearle Harbour.

TOsketchfest will also showcase a selection of Toronto's top solo sketch performers such as Marty Topps, Jon Blair, and Full Time Idiot aka Kirsten Rasmussen; super troupes such as #1 Very Good Boys with Mark Little (Mr. D) and Andrew Bush (Picnicface), S&P with Kevin Whalen, Isaac Kessler, Cameron Algie and Matt Folliott, and Soul Decision with Kevin Vidal (Workin' Moms) and Christian Smith; and 2016 TOsketchfest award winners The Flirty Boys, O Dat Dum, and Vest of Friends.

The current Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival line-up:

#1 Very Good Boys (Toronto), 2 Humans (Toronto), A Shoddy Magician (Toronto), A Tribe Called Sketch (Toronto), Barbara Bush (Philadelphia), Beggar's Canyon (Toronto), Big Britches (New York), Carson Pinch (Toronto), Cupid Players (Chicago), Dame Judy Dench (Toronto), Dance Animal (Toronto), Death Ray Cabaret (Toronto), Definition of Knowledge (Toronto), The Don't We Boys (Grand Rapids), The Flat Earth (Philadelphia), The Flirty Boys (Toronto), Flo & Joan (Toronto), FomoSapiens (Toronto), Fratwurst (Toronto), Full Time Idiot (Toronto), Funday Sunnies (Toronto), Fusion Comedy (Toronto), Good Game (Toronto), Good Morning Apocalypse (Penetanguishene), Gossamer Obsessions (Edmonton), The Hottest Girl in School (Toronto), H.U.N.K.S. (Winnipeg), Hip.Bang! (Vancouver), Hot Raw Fire (Montreal), The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie (Philadelphia), Jon Blair (Toronto), L'il RasGALS (Toronto), Ladies & Gentlemen (Montreal), Live Dudes (Toronto), Marty Topps (Toronto), Moniquea Marion (Toronto), Northwest Passage (Toronto), Not Oasis (Toronto), O Dat Dum (Toronto), Only One of Us is Jewish (Toronto), Oops It's Chris and Cam (Toronto), OSFUG (New York), Palcoholics (Toronto), Panacea! (Toronto), Parker & Seville (Toronto), Pearle Harbour (Toronto), Peter N' Chris (Toronto), Players (Toronto), Rapp Battlez (Toronto), The Rumoli Brothers (Toronto), The Sketchersons (Toronto), S&P (Toronto), Soul Decision (Toronto), Spoon Vs. Hammer (Toronto), Success 5000 (Edmonton), Tallboyz (Toronto), The Templeton Philharmonic (Toronto), Tom & Erica (Toronto), Tonight's the Night! with Dave Barclay (Toronto), TwoSon (Toronto), The Utilidors (Toronto), and Vest of Friends (Toronto).

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is Canada's premier festival celebrating scripted, ensemble

comedy. It's 12 days of hilarity on 5 Toronto stages featuring over 200 comedians. Since 2005 the Festival has brought sketch comedy to wider audiences with ticketed and free performances showcasing hundreds of emerging comedians and a slate of top-flight headliner acts such as Kate McKinnon, The Kids in the Hall, This is That, Michael Ian Black, Gavin Crawford, and The Irrelevant Show.


TORONTO SKETCH COMEDY FESTIVAL Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West

The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street West

Tickets on sale Wednesday, January 18 at 10am

Single tickets for the Festival Series: $16 - $20 plus taxes and fees Festival Pass: $80 (valid for all shows)

Online at • @tosketchfest

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