ONE NIGHT ONLY! A night of great sketch COMEDY with Canadian Comedy-Award-nominated THE TEMPLETON PHILHARMONIC (Best Sketch Troupe) and rapid-fire improv from THE COINCIDENCE MEN (Serious comedic heavyweights – Toronto Star)
ABOUT THE TEMPLETON PHILHARMONIC
The Templeton Philharmonic Gwynne Phillips (CBC’s Kim’s Convenience and HBO’s Sensitive Skin) and Briana Templeton (SyFy’s The Expanse and CTV’s The Beaverton) are known for their sketch comedy that blends period pieces, surrealism, and biting social commentary with a feminist bent. The pair have performed on stages across North America – including the San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival, The People’s Improv Theater and UCB in New York, and Toronto’s Massey Hall. Their work has picked up awards such as “Best Duo” at the LA Comedy Festival, and “Producer’s Pick” at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. Templeton and Phillips are the co-hosts of Audible’s None of Our Business – an original audio series that’s all about eavesdropping. The Templeton Philharmonic also co-starred in the digital series Womanish for CBC Comedy, and have worked as contributing writers for The Irrelevant Show on CBC Radio-Canada.
ABOUT YOUR HOSTS
With 100 years of collective comedy experience between them, THE COINCIDENCE MEN are Kerry Griffin, Ralph MacLeod, Gord Oxley and Marcel St. Pierre. Respected vets, teachers and coaches in Toronto’s improv, sketch and comedy “scene” since the early 1980s, they’ve been individually involved with Canadian Comedy Award-winning groups like Monkey Toast and Slap Happy and the sketch-comedy-Gemini-Award winning comedy duo Fast n Dirty. With appearances on CBC, The Comedy Network, YTV and more, they’ve been founding alumni and creative forces behind Toronto’s much-loved Bad Dog Theatre Company. All are alums of Theatresports, three of them are Second City alums, and another one founded and runs The Social Capital Theatre. “Serious comedic heavyweights” (Toronto Star) “NNNN” (Now Magazine) “Pure confidence… surefire comedy” (Mooney on Theatre )