Parker & Seville have been stunning Toronto audiences since 2007 with their loose, riffy, goofy, physical, style. Topics include Canada Dry Cranberry Ginger Ale and sadness. Winners of the 2014 Toronto Sketchfest Sketchiest Sketch Troupe award.
Parker & Seville (Dave Barclay and Matt Kowall) met in 2005 at Humber College in the Comedy Writing & Performance Program. For five years they performed as a baggy-pants style comedy duo with intense, rapid-fire physical banter, and they have kept some aspects of that style in their current incarnation. While performing as a vaudeville duo they got involved with the burlesque community and performed in Montreal, Boston and Chicago.
After getting all they could from the vaudeville form they changed to performing in a less restrictive, sketch-based style, and found their home in the sketch comedy community. In 2014 they were honoured to receive the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival Understudies Memorial Sketchiest Sketch Troupe Award, a peer-nominated award given to the Toronto sketch troupe that best embodies what sketch is all about.
Later that year they founded (with Carson Pinch, Cam Wyllie, Natalie Metcalfe and Jeff Clark) the sketch supergroup O Dat Dum (also applying to the Montreal Sketch Festival), which went on to win the 2015 Sketchiest Sketch Troupe Award.
– The Washington Times
“One of Toronto’s Favourite Sketch Troupes”
Festival Troupe 2015 & 2016