Toronto Sketchfest Troupe Profile: The Queer Comedy Collective

The Queer Comedy Collective is performing at this year’s Sketch Comedy Festival at the Lower Ossington Theatre on November 9 at 10PM. They are the next troupe we profile in our series.

How did you get involved with the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival? 

Andrya, a member of our troupe, was out somewhere doing something entertaining in front of an audience or some such thing, and someone from the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival gave her his card. “It’s hard to find Queer sketch comedy troupes,” he wept. So we invited Sketch Fest to our pre-Pride show at Bread ‘n Circus in June, after which, we filled out all necessary paperwork.

What other troupe’s show at this year’s Festival do you most want to see?

Cory, Punch in the Box and Picnicface

Why should we come to see your show?

Scott from Xtra called it ‘cheerfully deranged.’ It’s bratty but good-natured. Sarcastic and stinging but you’d still want to be its friend. It’s not the bully of sketch troupes. Oh yah, and we’re the only Queer sketch troupe in Canada.

What is your favourite place on Ossington? If you haven’t been to Ossington, where do you most want to go?

Want to eat at Pizza Libretto and Campagnolo. Or, just want to walk up and down Ossington and be mistaken for cool people.

Susan from the Queer Comedy Collective sent me over lots of videos, so check one out here:

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