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Dave Bidini, Alex Lifeson, Gavin Crawford Set for HELLO! THUNDER BAY at TOsketchfest

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) is proud to present an evening of comedy and music with HELLO! THUNDER BAY! on Monday, March 7 at the Randolph Theatre, plus over 70 sketch comedy troupes at the 2016 Festival. The 11th Anniversary TOsketchfest will present the best sketch comedy in North America March 3-13, 2016.

HELLO! THUNDER BAY!, hosted by Dave Bidini of Rheostatics, will feature musicians such as Alex Lifeson, Terra Lightfoot, David Quinton Steinberg, Tom Power, and Odario Williams sharing their funniest stories from the road, while Canada's musically-inclined comedians such as Gavin Crawford, Jessica Holmes, and Sean Cullen, perform hilarious parody songs.

Previously announced is the return of This Is That Live on Thursday, March 5 at 7pm at Randolph Theatre, and a second show at 9:30pm has just been added! With a mix of character interviews and mockumentary stories, satirical masters Peter Oldring and Pat Kelly offer a look into CBC Radio's fabricated news show, complete with some of the best listener phone calls that were too wild for radio.

The current Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival line-up:

2 Humans (Toronto), A Shoddy Magician (Toronto), Allana Reoch (Toronto), Beggar's Canyon (Toronto), Carson Pinch (Toronto), Dame Judy Dench (Toronto), Death Ray Cabaret (Toronto), The Dreamstalks (Astoria, NY), The Flat Earth (Philadelphia, PA), The Flirty Boys (Toronto), Flo & Joan (Toronto), FomoSapiens (Toronto), Fratwurst (Toronto), Gentlemen Party (Brooklyn, NY), Get Sick Die Trying (Toronto), Get Some (Toronto), The Good Boys (Toronto), Good Game (Toronto), Gossamer Obsessions (Edmonton, AB), Gutter Snakes (Toronto), Hackett & Langdon (Toronto), Highbräu (Toronto), The Hottest Girl in School (Toronto), Hot Thespian Action (Winnipeg, MB), The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie (Philadelphia, PA), Jon and Ian Have Something To Tell You (Philadelphia, PA), Junkyard Dukes (Toronto), L'il RasGALS (Toronto), THE LINE (Toronto), Ladies & Gentlemen (Montreal, QC), Marty Topps (Toronto), Ned & Dave (Toronto), Northwest Passage (Toronto), O Dat Dum (Toronto), Palcoholics (Toronto), Panacea (Toronto), The Panel Show (Toronto), Parker & Seville (Toronto), Peter N' Chris (Toronto), Queen's Players Toronto (Toronto), Regicide (Toronto), The Rocket Scientists (Toronto), Sawyer and Hurley (Somerville, MA), She Said What (Toronto), Sophomore Year (Toronto), The Templeton Philharmonic (Toronto), Thunderstood (Greensboro, NC), Tony Ho (Toronto), TwoSon (Toronto), Uncalled For (Toronto), Vest Of Friends (Toronto), Sketch Smarts (Toronto), and The Weaker Vessels (Toronto).

TOsketchfest 2016 will host over 70 troupes from across North America, March 3-13, 2016 at The Theatre Centre, Comedy Bar and Randolph Theatre. The complete TOsketchfest line-up and schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is Toronto's comedy festival, highlighting the best live, scripted comedy in North America all in one place. Since 2005 the Festival has brought sketch comedy to wider audiences with ticketed and free performances showcasing hundreds of artists in acts such as Kate McKinnon, Kids in the Hall, Michael Ian Black, Kurt Braunohler, Sassy Gay Friend, FrankenMatt, Picnicface, and The Irrelevant Show.



Thursday, March 3 to Sunday, March 13, 2016

This is That Live

Saturday, March 5 - 7pm and 9:30pm - Randolph Theatre


Monday, March 7 - 8pm - Randolph Theatre

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West

Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West

Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street

Single tickets $15-$39 plus taxes and fees

Festival Pass: $75 (valid for all shows)

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