The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival Moves Online+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. : TOsketchfest21 – Screen Time Edition March 24 – 28, 2021
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TOsketchfest21 – Screen Time Edition
March 24 – 28, 2021 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. The Full Lineup is available here.
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 FavouritesChristian 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.
The Current TOsketchfest21 – Screen Time Edition Lineup:#HospitalChic by Ophira Calof40 Solid Minutes of The Foundation (New York)The Agreement by NYTEShift Comedy (Philadelphia)Anti-Racism Healing Circle FAIL by Folk Lordz (Edmonton)Anti-Maskers Have Way More Fun Than Meby Andrew Fleming, Tyson CoadyAt Home With A Guy From Anonymous by Matt Levy (New York)Baking Bread by Anesti DanelisBalls! by Jakob SkrzypaBastards with Knives by Joel Edmiston, Ben Stager and Chris LockeBecca by Nancy Webb (Montreal)The Behind by Daniel Tahmizian and Brian BarlowBirds by Lisa Cheong (New York)Bonhomme, The Tea, Tim’s Dad, and I Found WHAT Inside My Mystery Box?? by Lauren and CaitlinBrian Button by Kate Hammer (Montreal)Burger by Tommy MarshallCat Call by Whisky KidsCharacters Welcome! from The Squirrel Satellite Stage (New York)Cheap Wine Digital Shorts Church Chismis by Tita CollectiveConnoisseurs by Twingirlpeeks (West Hollywood)CREAM and Joe Pesci by Ajahnis CharleyThe Cup by Nice Tan Comedy (San Francisco)Dad Pals and Which Twin?™ by Kyle Kenyon (Los Angeles)Dispensary Delusions and The Social Bubbles by Toronto Sketch ComedyMan Upstairs by Laura Ramoso and Gaelan McMillanDon’t Touch Women by Janelle McGuinnessDrawn Up Comedy – Full Episode by Luba MagnusEarly Shirley by Sherice Griffiths (London, UK)Masterclass: Acting with Faye Dunaway by Marshall Lorenzo The First Couple To Ever Get Married by Julia NolkeFriendship in the Time of COVID by The Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy Troupe (Phoenix)Fucking Poor by Sam RoulstonFuture You, and Love Your Oven by Make It Up Media (Chicago)Gen Z Hire Me by Margarita BrightonGender? I Hardly Know Them (Edmonton) Handyman, and We Got Divorced by Christian + NatHannah Lawrence Is Skater by Hannah Lawrence, Daniel WoodrowHigh Heel BikiniThe (Home) Office by Alli and Virginia (Brooklyn)Hot Donuts, and Just Another Day Living In Quarantine (Queen Latifah Parody) by The HERlarious Show (New York) How it Work? w/ Cam Wyllie – Onions House Of Guns by Incredible Dreamz (Cinnaminson, NJ)I Accidentally Killed My Sister by Cookie BiscuitsI Need to Pee (Lady Gaga Parody) by Hillary Yaas featuring Selena VyleInternet II by Conrad Osei, Ben StagerIT’S DESMOND (your misguided tour guide) by Desmond Ngai, Daniela di Salvo, George D’AmatoKick The Ball by Super Cool Oh YesKnife Truck, and Vogue by Christian Smith and Zach BergeLove Is a Crazy Thing by Trophy HusbandsMarcia the Self-Help Guru – Ep. 104 by Samantha Wyss, Xander CoppMaybe It’s Melanin by Kaili Y Turner (Brooklyn)Memories by Griffin ToplitskyNow More Than Ever 2021 by Jon BlairJoy Provision Musical Chairs by King Friday Productions (Philadelphia)NASTY by Jamie Shriner (Chicago)If A Tree Falls by Public WorksNight Snack, and Say Hi by Martin Sofiedal (Oslo, Norway)N’ly: Free Workplace Codeswitching app for Black Employees 1& 2 by Dejen Tesfagiorgis (New York)Now That’s What I Call 20 Seconds by Church SocialOffice Buddies by Armond Snowden (Lawrenceville, GA)The One That Got Away: A Monologue by The S&M Experience (Exeter, ON)The Organization by Nitro Girls (New York)Pecans by Accountable Comedy (New York)Period Sex, and Witchcraft Wednesday by Cackle Comedy ProductionsPORTRAIT OF A LADY IN FLAMES by Templeton PhilharmonicQuarantined Apps, and Relatable Porn by Wishful GeniesQuarantine Simulator (Official Gameplay) by Jasper Tey (Guelph)Regrets by Jon Plester (Chicago)Rice Rap by AzNPoP Comedy (New York)Sedation Free Colonoscopy by Short Attention Spa (Picton)Shower Caddy by Boy Girl PartyThe Skinny Kookoo Comedy Sketch Showby Joyce Delaronde (Niverville, MB)Snowball (2021) by Brian Mitchell (Brooklyn)So Wretch by Fog and LasersSTOMP by Carson PinchSurveillance (A Raccoon Viral Video) by The Toronto RaccoonsMr. Beautiful by Tim Blair and Connor FerraraTheatrum by Hip. Bang! (Vancouver)To What End. By Tom HearnUncharted Territories – Steak by Ronald Dario (Vancouver)Uncle Saaajiid Sneaker Reviews by Darrell FariaUnCuLtURE (The Hotline Boyfriend) by Declan Quinlan (New York)Untitled Black Sketch ProjectVancouver Stage: Welcoming Committee, and BrunchV-Day Lineup by Room 28 (New York)What If by Avan Neo (Ottawa)Where Are They Now – The Ring Girl by Brittany Charlotte SmithYour Real Estate Agent Tried Shrooms by Lauren Beatty, Katrina WestinYoung Douglas: The Best Of 2020 (New York) The Zoom Cycle by Grapefruit Bubbly (Madison)Zoom Dentist by Cereal in a Mason JarThe Zounderkite: “The Glove Box” by The VoidVille CompanyThe Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is Canada’s premier festival celebrating scripted, ensemble comedy boasting multiple days of comedy on professional stages, each year featuring approximately 200 comedians. Since 2005, the Festival has brought sketch comedy to wider audiences with ticketed and free performances showcasing hundreds of emerging comedians alongside a slate of top-flight headliner acts such as Tallboyz II Men, Kate McKinnon, Ramy Youssef and Inside Jokes Films, The Kids in the Hall, Ninja Sex Party, Sasheer Zamata, Michael Ian Black, and Gavin Crawford. TOsketchfest is a registered charity and supports Canadian comedic writer-performers through showcases, professional development and direct funding through the Sketch Comedy Project Fund in partnership with the Pat & Tony Adams Freedom Fund for The Arts.TOsketchfest21 – Screen Time Edition
March 24 – 28, 2021
Screen Time Passes are available now for $80 plus fees
Single Tickets On Sale Monday, March 15 for $18 plus fees
The full schedule available now at
www.torontosketchfest.comfacebook.com/TOsketchfest – twitter.com/tosketchfest – instagram.com/tosketchfest We would like to thank Damien Nelson, from Want And Able for the press release. wantandable.ca