The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival presents TOsketchfest22 – Screen Time Edition March 23 – 27, 2022
Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) returns March 23-27, 2022 with TOsketchfest22 – Screen Time Edition, an online sketch comedy festival with over 100 titles in nine shorts programmes.
five-day online comedy Festival will present a wide variety of sketch comedy from around the world featuring sketch powerhouses and viral sensations.Top: Mayumi Yoshida, Sam Roulston, and Fatuma Adar.
Bottom: Emily Richardson, Whyte Wyne & Young Riesling, and Dalmar Abuzeid.Highlights from TOsketchfest22 – Screen Time Edition include: popular sketches with urban-Indigenous, immigrant, and activist perspectives from season two of Folk Lordz, the viral trailer Habib – The First Arab Superhero by Wishful Genies; feature showcases of Sam Roulston, Emily Richardson, and Whyte Wyne & Young Riesling; an excerpt from the smash hit She’s Not Special by Fatuma Adar; and comedy shorts in American Sign Language from Juan Jaramillo and Alma Amorim – a TOsketchfest first!
In addition to nine live showcase presentations, TOsketchfest is happy to provide a new on-demand offering throughout the festival dates with all streaming revenue going back to the creators.
On Wednesday, March 23, the Opening Night Gala of TOsketchfest22 – Screen Time Edition, will kick off the Festival with comedy shorts from past TOsketchfest Award winners Luba Magnus, Kirsten Rasmussen, and Jon Blair; Festival Favourites Skinny Kookoo, Anesti Danelis, and Cookie Biscuits; and rising sketch comedy stars Avan Neo, Ronald Dario, Accountable Comedy, and more.
“Omicron derailed our live festival’s pre-production period, but having produced a kick ass online festival in 2021 our team was well-positioned to bring audiences an exciting second Screen Time Edition of TOsketchfest,” said Paul Snepsts, Executive Director of TOsketchfest. “Each of these works is its own hilarious victory over this pandemic. That’s something we need to celebrate.”
The Current TOsketchfest22 – Screen Time Edition Lineup:
10-Piece Nuggets, Accountable Comedy (New York), Ajahnis Charley, Alia DeSantis, Ally Medeiros, Alma Amorim (Milton), Anders Yates, Anesti Danelis, Avan Neo (Ottawa), Bad Machine, Big Apartment (Vancouver),Bleak, Boy Girl Party, Brainwrap Comedy (London, UK), Canadian Satire, Carson & Taylor, Cheap Wine, Chelsea Larkin, CoFlemedy, The Comedy Club, Conrad Osei-Bonsu, Cookie Biscuits, The Sketchlings (Maryland), Darrin Schultz (Seattle), The Debutantes (Edmonton), Diana Aydin (New York), The Diddlin’ Bibbles, Donny Crosswell, Dublin Comedy TV (New York), Emily Richardson, Fatuma Adar, Folk Lordz (Edmonton), Gabriel Meacher & Alex Oliver, Gender I Hardly Know Them (Edmonton), Good Daughter presents Bad Show, Good Ideas, Grapefruit Bubbly (Wisconsin), Heather Hawthorn Doyle (New Westminster), Herbeaver, Hillary Yaas, The Institute Sketch Comedy (Massachusetts), Joel Edmiston and Ben Stager, Jon Blair, Jordan Moeller (Virginia), Joseph Stilwell (Vancouver), Joy Provision, Juan Jaramillo (Milton), Katrina Westin, Kirsten Rasmussen, Kyle Woolven (Belleville), Laura Lee, Lisa Cheong (New York), Looners Comedy (Indiana), Luba Magnus, Margarita Brighton (Halifax), Mike A Simms (New York), MK Morris, Model Majority (New York), Mom’s Girls(Newfoundland), NYTEShift (Philadelphia), Potato Potato, Public Works, Old School Sketch Show (New York), Re:Current Theatre (Vancouver), Roderick B Shephard (North Carolina), Ronald Dario (Vancouver), Sam Roulston(London, UK), Scott Paterson, Second City Chicago Youth Ensemble, Send Noods, Sensitive Athletes, Shannon DeVido (Philadelphia), Shannon Rayne (Vancouver), Short Attention Spa (Picton), Sidetrack Bandits(Steinbach, Manitoba), Skinny Kookoo (Niverville, Manitoba), The S&M Experience, Smooth Comedy (Hamilton), Success 5000 (Edmonton), The Templeton Philharmonic, Tita Collective, Tom Hearn, Tommy Marshall, Toronto Sketch Comedy, Triple Yeah Productions (Massachusetts), Uber & Klonk, Vermin Melville, Vincent Price Check, Whyte Wyne and Young Riesling, The Walking Sketch (Mexico), Wishful Genies, Young Douglas(New York), and Your Friends Comedy (California).The 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.TOsketchfest22 – Screen Time Edition
March 23 – 27, 2022
Single Tickets $18 plus fees
Screen Time Passes $80 plus fees
The full schedule available now at
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We would like to thank Damien Nelson, Want&Able Arts Consulting for the press release.