The Torontoist stopped by Sunday Night Live the past few weekends, catching our shows with hosts John Hastings and James Harnett, and featuring the debut of our 7 newest cast members! Writer Chris Dart spoke to several Sketchersons, old and new, and got the scoop (reporters still say scoop, right?). Check the piece out here, along with a few highlights below. Also, featuring photography by Corbin Smith!
Check out this quote from old pro Daryn McIntyre:
According to veteran Sketcherson Daryn McIntyre, it was hard to cap the number of hires.
“You’d have one person who’s great, and another who’s great, and you have to pick them apart and see who’s better,” he says. “You have to see who could fill a role that we need more, who would fit in with the writing style.”
Dart also spoke to newer members:
New Sketcherson Kirsten Rasmussen has been a fan of the troupe for several years. Rasmussen spent the better part of a decade doing stand-up, improv, and solo sketch in her hometown, Montreal. When she relocated to Toronto, she made joining the troupe a priority.
“Ever since I’ve been coming to Toronto for festivals or just for the weekend, Comedy Bar is such an institution,” she said. “It’s where I would come. Two years ago I was down for the Fringe, and I wound up hosting for them, and it was such a great experience, I knew it was what I wanted to do.”
Once again, you can read the Torontoist piece The Sketchersons Are Bigger And Maybe Better, by Chris Dart, here.