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One evening, some time after the great Crimean War of 1854-55, a company of military and naval officers met at dinner in London. They were talking over the war, as soldiers and sailors love to do, and somebody said: "Who, of all the workers in the Crimea, will be longest remembered?" Each guest was asked to give his opinion on this point, and each one wrote a name on a slip of paper. There were many slips, but when they came to be examined there was only one name, for every single man had wr ...
 
The Getting of Wisdom tells the story of Laura Rambotham, a 12-year-old girl who is just starting at her boarding school. This is based on Henry Handel Richardson’s experiences of her own school, the Prebysterian Ladies College in central Melbourne. The story goes through her friends and enemies and all the life of a boarding school in early 20th century Australia, and all the subjects and learning too. Laura learns a lot but her education does not satisfy her, and her social life is thrown ...
 
Henry Handel Richardson was the pseudonym of Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson, a writer who was born in 1870 to a reasonably well-off family which later fell on hard times. The author's family lived in various Victorian towns and from the age of 13 to 17 Richardson attended boarding school at the Presbyterian Ladies' College in Melbourne, Victoria. It's this experience that feeds directly into The Getting of Wisdom. Laura Tweedle Rambotham, the main character, is the eldest child of a coun ...
 
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Sex T-Rex (née Sexual Tyrannosaurus) is a Toronto-based Comedy troupe whose cinematic style, wild physicality and spot-on parody has delighted audiences across Canada and the USA. Veteran improvisers, with hundreds of performances under their Cretaceous belts, Sex T-Rex branched out into scripted comedy in 2011. They have garnered rave reviews and …
 
Watch as two ghost enthusiasts, Miles and Hanif, struggle to connect with spirits as well as the people around them. Miles Verweel and Hanif Jetha make up the comedy group called ‘Ghost Connectors’. They are an online video series, edited by Eli Speigel. Opposite most comedy groups, they don’t perform in real life, only through their series of vide…
 
Laura Cilevitz is a Toronto comedian who has appeared in shows like The Beaverton, Umbrella Academy, and more. She is part of a sketch comedy duo called ‘7 Minutes in Heaven’ with fellow comedian Josh Saltzman. She was once nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in Sketch Comedy (Individual or Ensemble). As part of 7 Minutes in …
 
Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll is an award-winning filmmaker, actor, and producer from Toronto, Canada. His short film Job Interview won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Comedy Short in 2015. Rodrigo is the recipient of the BITE Comedy Award from the National Screen Institute of Canada. He has appeared in Kim's Convenience, The Beaverton, Baroness Von Ske…
 
"Angst 4 The Memories" is comprised of comedians Dan Curtis Thompson and James Elias Island. They respect punk music and follow it back to its roots: Green Day. They’re a comedically exaggerated parody of a pop punk band, just like Simple Plan. Angst 4 The Memories on Facebook Dan Curtis Thompson on Twitter James Elias Island on Twitter…
 
Emily Richardson is a comedian, actress, writer and artist originally from Cobourg, Ontario. She began performing improv and theatre at Queen’s University. A graduate of both the Second City’s Conservatory and Longform Programs, Emily spent a year with Second City’s House Ensemble. She is a member of the Sketchersons, the Bad Dog Featured Players, …
 
Alan Belerique is a Toronto based actor, improviser and producer. He produces and stars in “This is Not TV” a monthly sketch show and has recently joined “Cookie Biscuits” a web based sketch series. Alan is curious to see which of his web series will be triumphant. Isabel Kanaan is a Second City graduate and Seneca College Acting for Camera and Voi…
 
Simon McCamus has graduated many comedy programs from many theatres: Second City Training Centre, Bad Dog Theatre Academy, the old Impatient Theatre, and Chicago’s iO and Annoyance Theatres. A frequent performer around the city, his troupe, Fake Cops, has been featured in improv festivals (Toronto, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, and Ottawa),…
 
The Two Draculas is a comedy group comprised of Tim Gilbert and Chris Locke. Gilbert is a comedian from Toronto, Ontario. He has risen to the top of the comedy heap through his cuttingly acerbic and fearless style, and has worked on This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Showtown. Locke is a comedic actor, writer, performer from Toronto, Ontario. He is a pro…
 
Jeremy Woodcock is a writer and comedian who has been a staff writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, performed stand-up comedy at Just For Laughs, and tried to write this bio in third-person in a convincing way, but I’m not sure I pulled the last one off. Him, I mean. Jeremy Woodcock is an accomplished comedian and writer who has worked on many proje…
 
Originally from Stittsville, Ontario, Jessica Fitzpatrick is an actor, writer and comedian, currently living in Toronto. She is an honors graduate of the Humber School for Comedy Writing and Performance in Toronto, Ontario, where she received the prestigious Brian Linehan Scholarship Award in 2011. Jessica is best known for her high-energy characte…
 
Garrett Jamieson: Once worked at a dirt factory, funeral home and pornography store, he left Winnipeg (murder capital of Canada/also referred to as Winterpeg) to set the comedy wheels in motion. Graduating from The Humber School of Comedy he is one of the founding members of the Canadian Award Winning sketch troupe "The BOOM" Garrett is currently p…
 
The Templeton Philharmonic are a Toronto-based comedy duo comprised of Gwynne Phillips (HBO's "Sensitive Skin," CBC's "Kim's Convenience") and Briana Templeton (SyFy's "The Expanse," The Comedy Network's "The Beaverton"). The two are known for their sketches which blend period pieces, surrealism, dance sequences and biting social commentary - all w…
 
Dog Shirt is a comedy group made up of James Bedggood, Zach Berge and Noah Maloney making the best worst stuff they can. From musicals to animation, they can be seen performing some wild stuff all over, especially at Comedy Bar in Toronto every 2nd Monday of the month at their variety show. You can also see loads of content on their youtube channel…
 
Originally from the east coast, studied sketch, improvisation and musical improvisation at The Second City Training Center in Toronto and Chicago, as well as iO Chicago. Tricia is the Artistic Producer of the award winning theatre company, Tweed & Company Theatre, where she has written and composed several new Canadian musical works. Tricia can be …
 
Lance Byrd is a comedian living and performing in Toronto. He is a graduate of the Humber Comedy Program, the Second City's Conservatory, a member of award-winning sketch troupe, The Weaker Vessels (Patron's Pick - Toronto Fringe 2015), a founding member of improv powerhouse Three Speed and a former performer with the Second City's House Company. H…
 
Born in Ottawa, Canada, Dan Beirne has made a name for himself as an actor and a writer. He has been involved in a variety of projects, including The Bitter End, The Trotsky, Dad Drives, Space Riders: Division Earth and On the Road. In addition, he’s the recipient of several awards, including the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Multimedia/Best Writi…
 
Tyler Morgan is a Winnipeg born, Toronto living comedian with over 7 years of sketch comedy experience. He studied comedy at Humber's Comedy Writing and Performance Programme and Toronto's Second City. He currently makes comedic short films with his sketch troupe Live Dudes. He is very happy to be bringing this festival to life and celebrating the …
 
Death Riffs is a Canadian born and bred sketch troupe comprising of one Luke Rainbird, Sam Pichonsky, Joey Thompsongriffin, and Taylor Templeton-Smith. The troupe came together in their first year at Humber College’s Comedy Writing and Performance program, and since then have been taking the comedy scene in a very quiet, organized revolution. The T…
 
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