The Templeton Philharmonic

Delectably surreal sketch comedy.

The Templeton Philharmonic ("Best Duo", L.A. Comedy Festival) are a sketch comedy duo comprised of Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton. Together, they write and perform original, surreal sketch comedy that is often peppered with stinging social commentary, and dead-pan interpretive dance. They have appeared at the New York, Chicago, and Toronto Sketch Comedy Festivals, and won the "Steam Whistle Producer's Pick Award" at Toronto Sketchfest. In 2014, they were nominated for "Best Sketch Troupe" at the Canadian Comedy Awards.

Check out their new web series, "Womanish", on CBC Punchline.






"Dinette"                                                Canadian Film Fest     Writers | Producers

"Classical Canadian Victories"                TSO                            Writers | Co-directors

"Baby Shower"                                        Funny Or Die             Writers | Producers

“Womanish” (Episodes 1-5)                         CBC Punchline             Writers | Producers

“Proactive Salad Solutions”                         Funny Or Die                Writers | Producers

“Treeplanters”                                             CBC ComedyCoup        Writers

“Top 10 Opera Deaths”                               Millan & Faye                 Writers | Co-directors



"None of Our Business"                            Audible                              Writers & Co-hosts

“The Irrelevant Show”                                  CBC Radio-Canada              Writers

“Sketch Off Competition”                           SiriusXM, 2014 - Finalists    Writers



"About Time"                                           Toronto Fringe Festival (Toronto, ON)

“Puppet Dead”                                            Mills Entertainment (New York City, NY | Atlanta, GA)

“Lillian”                                                       Nuit Blanche (Toronto, ON)

“An Evening In July”                                    SummerWorks Performance Festival (Toronto, ON)

“Unbridled & Unstable”                               Next Stage Theatre Festival (Toronto, ON)

“An Evening In July - Workshop”                 GYM Residency, Canadian Stage Company (Toronto, ON)

“Sockdolager”                                              Campbell House Museum (Toronto, ON)

“The Templeton Philharmonic”                     Montreal Fringe Festival (Toronto, ON)



"Patron's Pick"                                             Toronto Fringe Festival, 2017 - Winners

“Outstanding Sketch Performance”                  My Entertainment World, 2016 - Winners

“Sketch Comedy Fund”                                    Pat & Tony Adams Freedom Fund, 2015 - Recipients

“SteamWhistle Producer’s Pick”                       Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, 2014 - Winners

“Best Sketch Troupe”                                       Canadian Comedy Awards, 2014 - Finalists

“Sketch Off Competition”                                SiriusXM, 2013 - Finalists

“Pilot Week”                                                     Insight Productions, 2013 - Finalists

“Best Comedy Duo”                                          L.A. Comedy Festival, 2012 - Winners

“Cream of Comedy”                                          Tim Sims Encouragement Award, 2012 - Finalists

“Just For Laughs Award”                                   Montreal Fringe Festival, 2011 - Finalists


“Generator”                                                    Col. Chris Hadfield/Massey Hall (Toronto, ON)

“TEDx Youth Conference”                              TED Talks (Toronto, ON)

“Character Showcase”                                     JFL42 (Toronto, ON)

“Opening Gala“                                               Eden Mills Writers Festival (Eden Mills, ON)

“Comedy Showcase”                                        NXNE (Toronto, ON)

“Test Drive”                                                      The Magnet Theater (New York, NY)

“Crimson Wave”                                               Comedy Bar & The Crimson Wave Podcast (Toronto, ON)

“Comedy Night”                                               Union Hall (Brooklyn, NY)

“Spank”                                                            Upright Citizens Brigade Chelsea (New York City, NY)

“Sketch Showcase”                                           SheDot Festival (Toronto, ON)

“Sketch Showcase”                                           Upright Citizens Brigade Franklin (Los Angeles, CA)

“New York Sketch Comedy Festival”                 People’s Improv Theater (New York City, NY)

“Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival”                   Stage 773 (Chicago, IL)

“Oscar Night at Bloor HotDocs Cinema”          Hollywood Suite (Toronto, ON) - Hosts

“Seth Herzog’s SWEET”                                    The Slipper Room (New York, NY)

“Victorian Christmas”                                        Theatre Orangeville (Orangeville, ON)

“Rhyme Tyme”                                                   Harbourfront KIDS (Toronto, ON)

“Sketch Program”                                              L.A. Comedy Festival (Los Angeles, CA)

“National College Comedy Festival”                  Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)