'PAUL FEIG: An Interview by Bruce McCulloch' Set for First Annual TOsketchfest
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) has announced their final round of programming including Paul Feig: An Interview by Bruce McCulloch, and the first annual TOsketchfest Film Festival.
An in depth conversation between long time friends, Paul Feig: An Interview by Bruce McCulloch will take place Friday, March 10 at the Randolph Theatre.
Bruce McCulloch will discuss Paul Feig's dynamic career working successfully as a filmmaker (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), actor (Sabrina, The Teenaged Witch, The Louis Show), writer (Freaks and Geeks, Spy) and producer (The Peanuts Movie, The Office).
This signature event will feature a screening of select clips of Paul Feig's work, and a personal conversation exploring the triumphs, trials and perseverance in his celebrated career.
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival will kick off Wednesday, March 1 at The Theatre Centre with the premiere screening of the TOsketchfest Film Fest, an hour-long, curated selection of the best comedy shorts and viral videos by Festival participants and alumni. The TOsketchfest Film Fest includes shorts by Marty Topps, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll, The Don't We Boys!, Charles, A Shoddy Magician, Hip. Bang!, Cameron Wyllie, The Flat Earth, Nelu Handa and Preeti Torul, Tony Ho, Panacea!, The Ryan and Amy Show, Definition of Knowledge, Jon Blair, The Dreamstalks, The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie, The Templeton Philharmonic, Peter N' Chris, and Success 5000. Following the kick off, a selection of shorts from the TOsketchfest Film Fest will have repeat screenings throughout the festival dates.
TOsketchfest will host over 60 sketch comedy acts from across North America, March 1-12, 2017 at The Theatre Centre, Comedy Bar, The Drake Underground and Randolph Theatre. Previously announced programming includes The Beaverton, In Conversation with Baroness Von Sketch Show, and The Rumoli Bros.
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is Canada's premier festival celebrating scripted, ensemble comedy. It's 12 days of hilarity on six Toronto stages featuring over 200 comedians. Since 2005 the Festival has brought sketch comedy to wider audiences with ticketed and free performances showcasing hundreds of emerging comedians and a slate of top-flight headliner acts such as Kate McKinnon, The Kids in the Hall, This is That, Michael Ian Black, Gavin Crawford, and The Irrelevant Show.
IF YOU GO:
THE 12TH ANNUAL TORONTO SKETCH COMEDY FESTIVAL
Wednesday, March 1 - Sunday, March 12, 2017
Paul Feig: An Interview by Bruce McCulloch
Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8pm
Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street
Tickets $29 - $39 plus taxes and fees
TOsketchfest Film Fest Premiere
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 8pm
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West
Tickets $10 plus taxes and fees
Full Schedule: torontosketchfest.com/shows
Additional Festival Venues:
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West
The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street West
Single Festival Tickets: $10 - $39 plus taxes and fees
Festival Pass: $80 (valid for all shows)
Photo Credit: Larry Horricks