Videos

Léa, Josh, Alain & Vance

PHOTO: Screenshot from Danny Belair’s Sketchfest webseries “The Conch”

We love creating videos. Obsessively.

Here’s a playlist of all the 2014 preview videos:

Flashback to last year: To commemorate the 8th edition of our Sketchfest in 2013, Nouveau-er Danny Bélair filmed an entire webseries for the damn thing, called The Conch. Click the images below to watch them all!

THE CONCH Chapter 1

THE CONCH Chapter 2

THE CONCH Chapter 3

THE CONCH Chapter 4

THE CONCH Chapter 5

To see more of Danny’s wonderful work, check out his Vimeo page!

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News & infos of 2018

Our print program is very cool. Grab your very own at your fave MTL arts institution and if you know of a place they should be but don’t see any there, please send us an email at montrealsketchfest.com to let us know! We love you!

Montréal Sketchfest Respect Statement

 

HI PALS!

We love this festival. We love that it brings together so many passionate people that live and breathe comedy – artists that are willing to travel distances for a solid hang and to let the good times roll.

This is why we want want to take steps to ensure everyone feels welcome and is able to enjoy themselves.

Many of us have been aware of problematic behaviours that are happening in the comedy industry and in our communities for a long time now. Thank goodness we are finally at a point in time where harassment is being identified and addressed.

The following will not be tolerated in our spaces, under any circumstances:

-Sexism

-Racism

-Homophobia

-Queerphobia

-Transphobia

-Fatphobia

-Ableism

-Ageism

-Anything else that attacks an individual and intentionally causes them discomfort or unhappiness

We will not accept anything less than total respect for our artists, audience members, volunteers and staff. Whether this be before a show, during a show, in a greenroom, at a party, or in a situation in any way related to Montréal Sketchfest.

We also wish to recognize that our community is constantly changing and evolving. Our aim is to offer an inclusive space for people that is free from harassment and disrespect.

Montréal Sketchfest pledges to respect and take care of its artists, volunteers, and audience members. We ask that everyone involved do the same!

Here’s to a great 2018 fest 

xoxoxox

Team MTL Sketchfest

 

Special events of 2018

🦕Party Dinosaur 🦖 Saturday May 12th, 8PM @ Montreal Improv Theatre

TICKETS

The star-studded cast for the MTL Sketchfest version of Party Dinosaur Sketch Show has been announced! 
Created by Amanda McQueen in 2016 and handed over to Jason Grimmer a few months later, Party Dino has evolved into a premier laff riot, revolving cast sketch show. Named by the readers of Cult Mtl as one of Montreal’s top comedy nights, the show joins forces with the geniuses at Montreal Sketchfest for the 2018 festival and includes a mix of show veterans and deadly comedic talents from Toronto and America’s Toronto: NYC. Come see a succession of hilarious, sketches written and created in a week and then played out on the stage at Montreal Improv for you to enjoy the hell out of. Bring an old friend, leave with a new friend! Saturday, May 12th 8pm!🦖
With:
Andy Assaf (MTL) Alex Brown (MTL) Jon Blair (TO) Tim Blair (TO) Erica Gellert (TO)Danielle Grace (NYC) Jason Grimmer (MTL) David Kaufman (MTL) Eliza Kingsbury (NYC) Dimitri Kyres (MTL) Kate Lindner (MTL)

 

 

2018’s visual artist : Loopkin

THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL ART COMES TO US FROM THE AMAZING VISUAL ARTIST LOOPKIN.

💀 Skull maker since 2010 💀

Originating from France, Loopkin has been working and living in Montréal since 2012.
Her style is influenced by the worlds of tattoo art and graffiti, and by Vanitas painting imagery – which particularly inspired her use of the human skull, a now recurring visual theme in her work.

 

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For any requests, questions or informations about Loopkin, feel free to contact her by email at loopkin.drawings@gmail.com

Check out LOOPKIN on Facebook

Shows – 2018

🦕Party Dinosaur 🦖 Saturday May 12th, 8PM @ Montreal Improv Theatre
Created by Amanda McQueen in 2016 and handed over to Jason Grimmer a few months later, Party Dino has evolved into a premier laff riot, revolving cast sketch show. Named by the readers of Cult Mtl as one of Montreal’s top comedy nights, the show joins forces with the geniuses at Montreal Sketchfest for the 2018 festival and includes a mix of show veterans and deadly comedic talents from Toronto and America’s Toronto: NYC. Come see a succession of hilarious, sketches written and created in a week and then played out on the stage at Montreal Improv for you to enjoy the hell out of. Bring an old friend, leave with a new friend! Saturday, May 12th 8pm!🦖
With:
Andy Assaf (MTL) Alex Brown (MTL) Jon Blair (TO) Tim Blair (TO) Erica Gellert (TO)Danielle Grace (NYC) Jason Grimmer (MTL) David Kaufman (MTL) Eliza Kingsbury (NYC) Dimitri Kyres (MTL) Kate Lindner (MTL)

 


🔥Saturday May 12th, 8PM 🔥 @ Theatre Sainte-Catherine
TICKETS
Host: Amanda McQueen
Featuring: HOT RAW FIRE (Montreal), Mark & Andy & Dave (Toronto), The Two Draculas (Toronto) & Definition of Knowledge (Toronto) 

🏅Saturday May 12th, 10:30PM 🏅 @ Theatre Sainte-Catherine
A rapid fire show featuring 10 of the festival’s raddest troupes!
TICKETS
Hosts: Alain Mercieca & Mark Louch
Lineup:

Artists of 2018

WOWIE WHAT A LINE-UP! Montréal Sketchfest is gonna be so rad – make sure to bring out your moms and dads to all the sick sketches and art!

Ape Island (Toronto) 💀 Beans on Toast (Montreal) 💀 Big Mall (Montreal) 💀 Blood & Thunder (Montreal) 💀 Bridge & Tunnel (New York) 💀 Bring Your Own Juice (Montreal) 💀 Cameron Wyllie (Toronto) 💀 Chris Middleton (Toronto) 💀 Cups & A Half (Philadelphia) 💀 Dame Judy Dench (Toronto) 💀 Damsel Washington (Montreal) 💀 Definition of Knowledge (Toronto) 💀 Doggybag (Montreal) 💀 Emma Overton’s Nasty Boys (Montreal) 💀 Employees of the Year (Montreal) 💀 Erotic Friend Fiction (Toronto) 💀 Évelyne Laniel (Montreal) 💀 Family Dinner (Winnipeg) 💀 Fusion (Toronto) 💀 Gillian Bartolucci (Toronto) 💀 Good Game (Toronto) 💀 Great Toe (Montreal) 💀 Hart & George (Montreal) 💀 HOT RAW FIRE (Montreal) 💀 Inside Scoop (Montreal) 💀 Jon & Ian Have Something to Tell You (Philadelphia) 💀 Jon Blair (Toronto) 💀 Kirsten Rasmussen (Toronto) 💀 L’il RasGALS (Toronto) 💀 L’il Strawberry Bitch (Montreal) 💀 Lady Mary & the Marquis van Shyzer (Toronto)  💀 Laura Flynn (Montreal) 💀 Les sans punches et sans reproches (Montreal) 💀 Les SketchTapes (Montreal) 💀 Mark & Andy & Dave (Toronto) 💀 Marshall Lorenzo (Toronto) 💀 Marv n’ Berry (Edmonton) 💀 Math, Science, & the Humanities 💀 Moniquea Marion (Toronto) 💀 Never Sad (New York City) 💀 Non-Binary Diary (Montreal) 💀 Old Charlotte (Montreal)  💀 Pickle Party (Montreal) 💀 Rapp Battlez (Toronto)  💀 Sirop (Montreal) 💀 Ska Band (Montreal) 💀  Sketch Machina (Montreal) 💀 Smat! (Seattle) 💀 Solid Bronze (Montreal) 💀 Tallboyz II Men (Toronto) 💀 The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie (Philadelphia) 💀 The Nitro Girls (New York City)  💀 The Templeton Philharmonic (Toronto) 💀 The Two Draculas (Toronto) 💀 Tom & Erica (Toronto) 💀 Tracy Hurren (Montreal) 💀 Troopers (Montreal) 💀 Vest of Friends (Toronto) 💀 Xave Ruth (Toronto)

Press – 2018

DOWNLOAD OUR 2018 FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE HERE!

What are they saying about us?


Montreal Gazette, May 4, 2017

Montréal Sketchfest’s all Over the Map – and Proud of It

Bill Brownstein

Cult Montreal, May 4, 2017

Montréal’s Other Comedy Festival Starts Today

Lisa Sproull
The McGill Tribune, June 21, 2017
Rochelle Guillou

Click here to download our 2017 Press Release


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Montreal Gazette, May 4th 2016 

Sketchfest Montreal stretches its horizons, adding venues and scope – Bill Brownstein 

Bill Brownstein 


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The Flirty Boys (Toronto) – Allison Hogg, Alessandra Vite, Ann Pornel and Alexandra Wylie

Cult MTL May 4th, 2016 – A serious influx of talent is coming to town for Sketchfest

Samantha Rudolph

the Flirty Boys - Allison Hogg, Alessandra Vite, Ann Pornel and Alexandra Wylie
the Flirty Boys – Allison Hogg, Alessandra Vite, Ann Pornel and Alexandra Wylie

Cult MTL May 12th, 2016 –  The Flirty Boys Like it Sketchy 

Samantha Rudolph


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Forget the Box, May 8th – It’s All About “Skotch Comody” At Montreal Sketchfest

Cem Ertekin


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VisitMTL 

May 5th, 2016

Lesley Stoch

Ready, Set, SKETCH-Fest!

May 6th, 2016

Lesley Stoch 

The Fest’s Best


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Mobtreal May 6th, 2016

Mathieu Pinsonneault

Montreal Gets Sketchy!


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Bad Feeling Magazine May 9th, 2016

Xavier Tolentino

Montreal Sketchfest dispatch #1 (Steph Tolev, Palcoholics, The Weaker Vessels)

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Bad Feeling Magazine May 14th, 2016

Xavier Tolentino

Montreal Sketchfest dispatch #2 (Holy Fuck Comedy Hour, O DAT DUM, Chocolate Feelings, Joketown)

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Bad Feeling Magazine May 14th, 2016

Xavier Tolentino

Montreal Sketchfest dispatch #3 (Sketch Republic, Okie Dokie, Beans on Toast)


Employees of the Year (Montreal)
Employees of the Year (Montreal)

 Montreal Rampage, May 5th, 2016 : Five Reasons to Check out Sketchfest

Andrea Stanford

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Montreal Rampage, May 7th, 2016: Sketchfest: Fight Mercury Retrograde

Rachel Levine

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May 10th, 2016

Rachel Levine

Sketchfest: Depend on the Ryan and Amy Show

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May 3: Sketchfest 2016: The Weaker Vessels sails on 

Rachel Levine

April 27th 2016: Meet Employees of the Year

Rachel Levine


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Press Releases

April 12, Montreal: The 11th edition of the Montréal International Sketch Comedy Festival includes over 60 hilarious troupes from across North America.

“One hell of a party!”

Bloody Underrated

“If you want to laugh your duff off, invest in the fest’s modestly priced tickets and have a damn ball!”

The Main MTL

“A week-long comedy buffet”

The Charlebois Post

“You have to find a place on your fast-filling fest dance card for the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival.”

– Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette

“The vibe is electric”

Mobtreal.com

“Just choose any night and go!”

Midnight Poutine

“Prepare your diaphragm for a workout”

Rover Arts

“As good as it gets”

IX Daily

Interested in covering this year’s festival? Great, we’d love to have you! Contact our Festival Director Erin Hall for all media inquiries.

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Best of the Fest 2015 winners: Vest of Friends (Toronto)

PRESS ARCHIVE:

Sketchfest Press Release 2015

Sketchfest Press Release 2014

Beau’s + Montréal Sketchfest = ❤️

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The world’s greatest event and the world’s greatest beer are hooking up this May to create a laughter-packed beer-filled jamboree! We are elated to announce that our official beverage sponsor this year is none other than Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.!  Your visit to laugh island will be filled with refreshing and organic brews!  We love everything about this company and we couldn’t be happier to have them on board.

If you haven’t already had the pleasure of sipping on an ice cold Beau’s brew we would suggest you get yourself down to a Montreal Sketchfest venue from May 4 – 13 2017 and ride the barley and hops wave with us.