The 7th annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival begins tonight with 44 troupes performing during the week-long festivities throughout the city.
Headliners this year are 2008 Audience Choice winners Picnicface, Vancouver's This is That Live based on CBC Radio's This Is That, and Two Kids One Hall (Kevin McDonald and Scott Thompson of Kids in the Hall).
The Featured Series presents Uncalled For's Hypnogogic Logic, National Theatre of the World, Second City's Dreams Really Do Come True...(And Other Lies), Falcon Powder, The Imponderables and The Williamson Playboys. Other comedy troupes include Asiansploitation, She Said What, Fratwurst, Deadpan Powerpoint and The Sketchersons.
The festival also hosts industry panels and workshops some of which are free. Free workshops include Picnicface: The Making of a Multi-Platform Sketch Sensation and Sketch 101 with Eric Toth.
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival continues until Sunday, November 13.
THE 2011 TOSKETCHFEST LINEUP
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2011 TOsketchfest troupes: