March 17, 2015

Bruce announces GET SOME as the winners of Toronto Sketchfest Best of the Fest Award

Bruce announces GET SOME as the winners of Toronto Sketchfest Best of the Fest Award!
From Toronto Sketchfest:

For Immediate Release: March 17, 2015

Best of the Fest Award Winners
Receives Television Development Deal

After ten days of sold-out performances, parties and professional development activities, the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) is proud to announce the award-winning troupes from the 10th Anniversary Festival, which ran March 5-15, 2015.

The Best of the Fest Award was presented Sunday night to sketch comedy super group Get Some, at the Best of the Fest Showcase at The Theatre Centre. With this unprecedented award, Get Some has won a television development deal with Bruce McCulloch and TOsketchfest, in partnership with Accent Entertainment. A collective of Toronto’s funniest and most successful comedians, Get Some includes members from amazing troupes such as Picnicface, The Sketchersons, Tony Ho, and Peter n’ Chris.

“Get Some are amazingly energetic, talented, and strange. I’m so excited to be developing something with them,” said Bruce McCulloch.

At the end of each TOsketchfest showcase audience members voted for their favourite troupes. Falcon Powder; Jim Annan, Scott Montgomery and Kurt Smeaton; won their hearts with the perfect mix of absurd story lines and hilarious one-liners to be named the NOW Magazine Audience Choice Award winners!
The Steam Whistle Brewing Producers’ Pick Award went to comedy quartet Junkyard Dukes, featuring Phil Moorhead, Joel Buxton, Daryn McIntyre and Andy Auld. The TOsketchfest producers were impressed with their high-energy performances, commitment to the craft, and their enthusiastic participation in all Festival activities including panels and networking events.
The Understudies’ Memorial Award for Sketchiest Sketch Troupe, a peer-nominated award, was bestowed upon sultans of silly O Dat Dum for their unique approach to comedy including pickle cannons, audience amenities and daily online newscasts.
The 10th Anniversary TOsketchfest smashed audience records with nearly 6000 people in attendance March 5-15, 2015 at The Theatre Centre, Comedy Bar and The Randolph Theatre.

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is Toronto’s comedy festival, highlighting the best live, scripted comedy in North America. Since 2005 the Festival has brought sketch comedy to wider audiences with ticketed and free performances showcasing hundreds of artists in acts such as Kids in the Hall, Kate McKinnon, Michael Ian Black, Sassy Gay Friend, FrankenMatt, Picnicface, and The Irrelevant Show.


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March 5, 2015

Bruce presented at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards

The Globe and Mail: Canadian Screen Awards highlights: little suspense, but lots of fun:

The good: Presenters’ patter

While too many awards shows suffer from stiff presenters who take themselves far too seriously, the CSA presenters wore their assignments lightly. Bruce McCulloch (Kids in the Hall, Young Drunk Punk) and Meaghan Rath (Being Human) each admitted they had no idea who the other was. (McCulloch told her: “My show is on Rogers.” She replied: “Oh, is it hockey?”)

More at the The Globe and Mail.

(Mark Blinch/Reuters)

(Mark Blinch/Reuters)

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March 4, 2015

YDP profile in Beatroute

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