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2018 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival
March 1, 2018 - March 11, 2018
The TOsketchfest Film Festival is back for a second year for a pre-festival kick off on Wednesday, February 28 at The Theatre Centre with a curated selection of the funniest comedy shorts made in the last two years. Highlights include Spell My Name Right by current Canadian Screen Award nominee Rakhee Mozaria; Time Travel Dietician from Funny or Die contributors Charles; and Love Muffin Roommates by Soul Decision and Paul Aihoshi, starring Kevin Vidal, who is currently on stage in Come from Away.
TOsketchfest is hyped to present Rapp Battlez 100, the milestone 100th edition of Toronto’s hilarious comedic rap throwdown, on March 9 at The Great Hall. Long a staple of the Toronto comedy scene, Rapp Battlez pits Canada’s most talented comedians against each other in a battle for comedic, tete-a-tete rap-battle supremacy! Rapp Battlez is a hilarious, off-the-wall mix of rapping, comedy and spectacle.
On Sunday, March 11 TOsketchfest will present the Best of the Fest Award Show at The Theatre Centre. Best of the Fest will be hosted by Christian Smith and Kevin Vidal of Soul Decision, with encore performances from stand out sketch troupes. The award presentations will include the Steam Whistle Producers’ Pick, NOW Audience Choice, The Best of the Fest Award, and the inaugural Best Short Award selected from the TOsketchfest Film Festival program.
The 13th Annual TOsketchfest will also feature Bruce McCulloch’s Tales of Bravery and Stupidity, #AllTheBest by Canadian comedy heavy weights Women Full Clothed, UK musical comedy viral sensation Flo & Joan; quick-witted quartet TallBoyz II Men; a remount of the 2017 Fringe hit 32 Short Sketches About Bees; and a live album recording by The Williamson Playboys.
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is Canada’s premier festival celebrating scripted, ensemble comedy boasting 11 days of hilarity on five Toronto stages from over 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 Kate McKinnon, The Kids in the Hall, Ninja Sex Party, This is That, Michael Ian Black, and Gavin Crawford.
THE 13TH ANNUAL
TORONTO SKETCH COMEDY FESTIVAL
Thursday, March 1 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West
Royal Cinema, 608 College Street West
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Tickets for other TOsketchfest events: $10 – $42.50 plus taxes and fees
Festival Pass: $90 (valid for all shows)
On Sale Now Online at www.torontosketchfest.com