TOSketch Fest Announces First Round of Programming
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by BWW News Desk
The 8th Annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) is pleased to announce their side-splitting lineup for 2013! TOsketchfest has officially moved from November to March, and will host over 40 troupes from across North America, March 7-17, 2013 at The LOT and Comedy Bar with special programming at The Second City.
The Sketcherson's Sunday Night Live will welcome an extra special host as part of TOSketchfest - the best host there is, the best host there was and the best host there ever will be - legendary wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart! The "Pink and Black Attack" will host Sunday Night Live on Sunday, March 17 at Comedy Bar and participate in sketches with The Sketchersons.
An exciting addition to the TOsketchfest line-up is the Canadian Featured Series including the return of Dance Party of Newfoundland with all-star members Jonny Harris (Murdoch Mysteries) and Susan Kent (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), the premiere of an all-new full-length show by Montreal's Uncalled For, Toronto's popular verbal smackdown show Rapp Battlez, Winnipeg's Hot Thespian Action and Vancouver's Peter N Chris (reigning TOSketchfest Audience Choice Award winners).
Returning this year are previous TOsketchfest award winners: The Steam Whistle Brewing Producers' Pick Award Vest of Friends (2011) and Jape (2008); and Sketch Com-Ageddon champions, Rulers of the Universe (2012), The Hooligans (2011) and Smells Like the 80s (2010).
The current Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival lineup (*TOsketchfest debut) includes:
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is the largest independent comedy festival in Canada, highlighting the best live, scripted comedy in North America. Since 2005 the festival has brought sketch comedy to wider audiences with ticketed and free performances showcasing hundreds of artists in troupes such as Sassy Gay Friend, FrankenMatt, Picnicface, Two Kids One Hall, Falcon Powder and This is That Live.
THE 8TH ANNUAL TORONTO SKETCH COMEDY FESTIVAL