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SketchFest: The Irrelevant Show - Toronto Debut

  • Randolph Theatre 736 Bathurst Toronto, ON M5S 2R4 CANADA (map)

*Live Broadcast for the CBC*

Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $39+HST at or call 647.505.1050

A presentation of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival


It took five seasons as a ratings hit on national radio, but the Irrelevant Show is finally leaving frosty Alberta and coming to Toronto for a live taping for broadcast. From every day, observational humour, to pop culture parodies, to surreal flights of imagination, The Irrelevant Show offers a sketch buffet with something for every comedy taste. The Irrelevant Show has won both a Canadian Comedy award and a medal at the prestigious New York festivals.

The cast of the Irrelevant Show includes:

MARK MEER – multiple Canadian comedy award nominee, and voice of Commander Shepherd in the Mass Effect video games

NEIL GRAHN – Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie

DONOVAN WORKUN – Atomic Improv, countless movie credits

JANA O’CONNOR – improviser, playwright, actress

And from Toronto’s own comedy scene, special guest actor/writer KATHLEEN PHILLIPS and musical guest GEORGE WESTERHOLM.

The show has a strong Toronto writing presence – local writers for the show include Chris Wilson and Sam Mullins, Aaron Eves, James Hartnett, Michael Balazo, Chris Locke, Nile Seguin, Peter Stevens and Diana Frances.

The radio show has been a popular success and won several awards, but the live recording is an event unto itself. “Most of the sound effects are live, as is a lot of the music. And what happens between sketches is really a second show:  the theatre audience sees all the mistakes, all the banter, and all the vicious infighting that the radio listeners miss”, says show producer Peter Brown, “plus their reactions decide which sketches, and which jokes, actually make it into the radio show”

The Irrelevant Show is taping two new episodes, to be broadcast nationally on CBC Radio One, on March 12th at the Randolph Theatre.

**Passes not valid for performances of The Irrelevant Show