The Sketchersons

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The Sketchersons perform a sketch at Sunday Night Live with host Kayla Lorette, August 16th, 2009

The Sketchersons are a sketch comedy troupe based in Toronto, Ontario. They are winners of the 2007 Canadian Comedy Award for best Sketch Troupe,[1] an award they had been nominated for each of the 3 years prior. The Sketchersons were again nominated for the award in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013.

The Sketchersons have performed across Canada and the United States, including at the 2005 and 2006 Montreal Fringe Festivals, the 2006 New York Fringe Festival, the 2008 Just For Laughs Sketch Comedy Gala in Toronto, the 2009 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, and at the 2012 JFL42 Festival. Members of the troupe are also active in Toronto's comedy scene and can be seen at various shows around the city including Laugh Sabbath, The Last Comedy Show and Projectproject amongst others.

Current Sketchersons[edit]

  • Matt Nadeau - Joined January 18, 2015
  • Gillian Bartolucci - Joined January 18, 2015
  • Marshall Lorenzo - Joined March 20, 2016
  • Adele Marie Dicks - Joined March 20, 2016
  • Colin Sharpe - Joined March 20, 2016 / Current Co-Head Writer
  • Samantha Adams - Joined March 20, 2016
  • Alex Kolanko - Joined July 9, 2017
  • Emily Richardson - Joined July 9, 2017 / Current Co-Head Writer
  • Erica Gellert - Joined July 9, 2017
  • Tom Hearn - Joined July 9, 2017 / Producer
  • Aba Amuquandoh - Joined November 18, 2018
  • Ayaka Kinugawa - Joined January 6, 2019
  • Ajahnis Charley - Joined March 3, 2019
  • Chelsea Larkin - Joined March 3, 2019
  • Guy Bradford - Joined March 3, 2019
  • Jake Martin - Joined March 3, 2019
  • Nicole Passmore - Joined March 3, 2019
  • Patrick Murray - Joined March 3, 2019
  • Gary Rideout Jr. - Founding Member/ Producer
  • Áine Davis - Technical & Lighting Director

Sunday Night Live Alumni[edit]

The April 2010 cast of Sunday Night Live (minus Pat Thornton, Cole Osborne and Daryn McIntyre)
  • Grant Cumming - Founding member
  • Dan Galea - Founding member
  • Holly Prazoff - Founding member
  • Shannon Beckner - Founding member
  • Tal Zimerman - Founding member; former news anchor
  • Craig Brown - Founding member
  • Bob Kerr - Founding member; former news anchor
  • Inessa Frantowski - Founding member
  • Pat Thornton - Founding member, former head writer
  • Fraser Young
  • Gilson Lubin
  • Nikki Payne
  • Jared Sales - former news anchor
  • Josh Saltzman - Joined July 3, 2007
  • Cole Osborne - Joined July 3, 2007; former news anchor
  • Laura Cilevitz - Joined July 3, 2007
  • Norm Sousa - Joined July 3, 2007; former head writer
  • Jason DeRosse - Joined July 3, 2007
  • Andy Hull - Joined July 3, 2007
  • Carly Heffernan - Joined Nov 6th, 2008
  • Alex Tindal - Joined Nov 6th, 2008
  • Sarah Hillier - Joined Nov 6th, 2008
  • Brendan Halloran - Joined Nov 6th, 2008; former news anchor/ head writer
  • Kevin Matviw - Joined August 15, 2010
  • Kaitlin Loftus - Joined March 7, 2011
  • Ian MacIntyre - Joined August 15, 2010
  • Kirsten Rasmussen - Joined January 20, 2013
  • Jon Blair - Joined Nov 6th, 2008; former head writer
  • Phil Moorhead - Joined March 7, 2011
  • Daryn McIntyre - Joined Nov 6th, 2008; former head Writer
  • Greg Chociej - Joined January 20, 2013
  • Alexandra Wylie - Joined March 7, 2011
  • Ann Pornel - Joined March 7, 2011
  • Mark Andrada - Joined July 18, 2004; former Technical and Lighting Director
  • Andy Auld - Joined March 7, 2011 - former Director/Producer
  • Jocelyn Geddie - Joined August 15, 2010 - Head Writer/Producer
  • Allison Hogg - Joined January 20, 2013 - Head Writer / Producer
  • Jeremy Woodcock - Joined January 20, 2013 - News Anchor
  • Joel Buxton - Joined March 7, 2011
  • Brandon Hackett - Joined January 20, 2013
  • Jonathan Langdon - Joined January 20, 2013
  • Greg Cochrane - Joined January 18, 2015
  • Carson Pinch - Joined January 18, 2015
  • Allana Reoch - Joined January 18, 2015
  • Tricia Black - Joined January 18, 2015
  • Lisa Gilroy - Joined March 20, 2016
  • Georgia Brown - Technical & Lighting Director
  • Alessandra Vite - Joined January 20, 2013/ Headwriter
  • Alanna McConnell - Technical & Lighting Director
  • Isabel Kanaan - Joined July 9, 2017
  • Natalie Metcalfe - Joined July 9, 2017
  • Matt Folliott- Joined March 20, 2016
  • Celeste Yim - Joined July 9, 2017
  • Tim Blair - Joined July 9, 2017
  • Kyah Green - Joined March 3, 2019


Sunday Night Live[edit]

Sunday Night Live
Written byThe Sketchersons
Date premieredJanuary 4th, 2004
Place premieredToronto
GenreSketch Comedy

The Sketchersons run the weekly stage show Sunday Night Live, which is modeled after Saturday Night Live which airs on NBC. Sunday Night Live began in Toronto in early 2004 at The Rivoli on Queen Street West, but only lasted for 2 shows before moving to the Poor Alex Theatre on Brunswick Street at Bloor, with hosts such as Amanda Walsh, Scott Thompson, and Snow. In 2005, The Poor Alex closed, and the show moved across the street to The Brunswick House, a popular bar for university students. Notable hosts from this stint at "The Brunny" include Colin Mochrie, WWE wrestler Chris Jericho and Royal Canadian Air Farce's Don Ferguson. From January to December 2007, the group had a successful run at the Diesel Playhouse. Hosts from that year included Toronto Mayor David Miller, Canadian Idol Ryan Malcolm, Tyler Stewart and Kevin Hearn (members of The Barenaked Ladies) and former Toronto Argonaut John Avery.

In January 2008, Sunday Night Live went on hiatus as the show's new, permanent venue was under renovation. In November 2008, Comedy Bar opened its doors as the Sketcherson's permanent home, and the cast (which expanded, adding 6 new members) has been writing a new show every week since. Hosts from this era have included famed stand-up comedian Andy Kindler, Kids in the Hall's Kevin McDonald, Greg Proops, wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Actors Tatiana Maslany, Amy Matysio and Kevin Sorbo, Saturday Night Live alumni Jerry Minor and Jeff Richards, Eastbound & Down's Steve Little, The Sports Network anchor Jay Onrait, Second City alum Sandy Jobin-Bevans, stand-up comedians Todd Glass, Todd Barry, Kurt Braunohler, and Video On Trial mainstay Debra DiGiovanni.

Sunday Night Live Hosts

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2008[edit]

Sunday Night Live went on a 10-month hiatus and returned once renovations to Comedy Bar were complete.

Musical Guest list was not archived before 2008

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