March 07

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 RoulstonEmily 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 MagnusKirsten Rasmussen, and Jon Blair; Festival Favourites Skinny Kookoo, Anesti Danelis, and Cookie Biscuits; and rising sketch comedy stars Avan NeoRonald DarioAccountable 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 NuggetsAccountable Comedy (New York), Ajahnis CharleyAlia DeSantisAlly MedeirosAlma Amorim (Milton), Anders YatesAnesti DanelisAvan Neo (Ottawa), Bad MachineBig Apartment (Vancouver),BleakBoy Girl PartyBrainwrap Comedy (London, UK), Canadian SatireCarson & TaylorCheap WineChelsea LarkinCoFlemedyThe Comedy ClubConrad Osei-BonsuCookie BiscuitsThe Sketchlings (Maryland), Darrin Schultz (Seattle), The Debutantes (Edmonton), Diana Aydin (New York), The Diddlin’ BibblesDonny Crosswell, Dublin Comedy TV (New York), Emily RichardsonFatuma AdarFolk Lordz (Edmonton), Gabriel Meacher & Alex OliverGender I Hardly Know Them (Edmonton), Good Daughter presents Bad ShowGood IdeasGrapefruit Bubbly (Wisconsin), Heather Hawthorn Doyle (New Westminster), HerbeaverHillary YaasThe Institute Sketch Comedy (​​Massachusetts), Joel Edmiston and Ben StagerJon BlairJordan Moeller (Virginia), Joseph Stilwell (Vancouver), Joy ProvisionJuan Jaramillo (Milton), Katrina WestinKirsten RasmussenKyle Woolven (Belleville), Laura LeeLisa Cheong (New York), Looners Comedy (Indiana), Luba MagnusMargarita Brighton (Halifax), Mike A Simms (New York), MK MorrisModel Majority (New York), Mom’s Girls(Newfoundland), NYTEShift (Philadelphia), Potato PotatoPublic WorksOld School Sketch Show (New York), Re:Current Theatre (Vancouver), Roderick B Shephard (North Carolina), Ronald Dario (Vancouver), Sam Roulston(London, UK), Scott PatersonSecond City Chicago Youth EnsembleSend NoodsSensitive AthletesShannon DeVido (Philadelphia), Shannon Rayne (Vancouver), Short Attention Spa (Picton), Sidetrack Bandits(Steinbach, Manitoba), Skinny Kookoo (Niverville, Manitoba), The S&M ExperienceSmooth Comedy (Hamilton), Success 5000 (Edmonton), The Templeton PhilharmonicTita CollectiveTom Hearn, Tommy MarshallToronto Sketch ComedyTriple Yeah Productions (​​Massachusetts), Uber & KlonkVermin MelvilleVincent Price CheckWhyte Wyne and Young RieslingThe Walking Sketch (Mexico), Wishful GeniesYoung 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 – –
We would like to thank Damien Nelson, Want&Able Arts Consulting for the press release.