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.

 

 

ABOUT TIME
Jul
7
Jul 16

ABOUT TIME

  • Tarragon Theatre

Synchronize your watches. Award-winning sketch comedy duo The Templeton Philharmonic ("Best Duo" - LA Comedy Festival, "Producer's Pick" - Toronto Sketchfest) are hitting up the Toronto Fringe and plan to take you on a darkly comedic odyssey through the ages. 
Their new revue pokes fun at humanity's foibles throughout history. Ambitious? Yes. Hilarious? Definitely.

Runtime: 60 mins

Tickets are on sale now at https://fringetoronto.com/festivals/fringe/event/about-time

Venue: Tarragon Theatre - Mainspace (30 Bridgman Ave.)

Showtimes:
Friday, July 7 – 22:30
Sunday, July 9 – 18:30
Tuesday, July 11 – 15:00
Wednesday, July 12 – 17:15
Thursday, July 13 - 20:00
Saturday, July 15 – 17:45
Sunday, July 16 – 12:00


Country Comedy
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

Country Comedy

  • Athol Rec Centre

The Comedy Country returns to Prince Edward County in 2017 with a hilarious summer comedy series featuring some of Canada’s funniest stand-up, improv and sketch comedians – all hosted by The County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe: TASTE THAT!  The series includes performances each month from May – August at the Athol Rec Centre in Cherry Valley, and culminates with The Comedy Country Series Finale at The Regent Theatre in September. 

Montreal Sketchfest
May
6
9:00 pm21:00

Montreal Sketchfest

  • Theatre Ste. Catherine

The Templeton Philharmonic are doing a show at Montreal Sketchfest! There will be bagels. 

Seth Herzog's SWEET
Apr
18
8:00 pm20:00

Seth Herzog's SWEET

  • The Slipper Room

The Templeton Philharmonic are pleased as punch to be on the bill at SWEET - a weekly show hosted by the phenomenal Seth Herzog at The Slipper Room in Manhattan.

The Templeton Philharmonic in NYC
Apr
17
7:00 pm19:00

The Templeton Philharmonic in NYC

  • The PIT Loft

The Templeton Philharmonic are back in NYC. Check out their headlining set at The Peoples Improv Theater's Loft space alongside Shawna Stoltzfoos!

Shawna Stoltzfoos is a writer, performer, and filmmaker based in New York City. She is head writer of the sketch comedy ensemble Barbara Bush, and creator/lead actor in the mini-series Young/Lancaster and the webseries Stoltzfoos. She's a stand-up, improv, sketch, and dramatic performer. She protested Trump Tower using Dashboard Confessional lyrics. 

Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival
Mar
5
8:00 pm20:00

Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

  • The Theatre Centre

The Templeton Philharmonic are back at TO Sketchfest - 12 hilarious days of the best live, scripted comedy in North America. Founded ten years ago by a group of Toronto comedians the festival has since grown by leaps and bounds, and is a highlight in the Toronto comedy calendar. 

See The Templeton Philharmonic on March 5th, where they'll share the bill with fellow Canadian Comedy Award-nominated troupe Dame Judy Dench. 

The Templeton Philharmonic & Friends!
Feb
2
8:00 pm20:00

The Templeton Philharmonic & Friends!

  • Comedy Central Stage at The Hudson

On Thursday, February 2nd, The Templeton Philharmonic will be at The Comedy Central Stage at The Hudson for a night of sketch and stand-up featuring Canada's top comedians! With special guests: Steph Tolev, Matt O'Brien, Julia Hladkowicz, Eddie Della Siepe, Sarah Hillier, and Inessa Frantowski. Hosted by Andy Hull! Admission is free. Reservation required.
 

IFC Showcase at SF Sketchfest
Jan
29
8:00 pm20:00

IFC Showcase at SF Sketchfest

  • Cobb's Comedy Club

IFC Showcase at SF Sketchfest

IFC, home of “Always On Slightly-Off” comedy, and SF Sketchfest present a showcase with some of the best up-and-coming sketch comedy groups hosted by Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo (stars of the acclaimed podcast “Ronna & Beverly”). With sets from local legends Kasper Hauser, Blade Brown (Los Angeles), Dawson's Queef (Phoenix), Naptime (San Francisco), and The Templeton Philharmonic (Toronto).

Admission: $20.00

Tickets and Information: www.sfsketchfest.com

 

 

SF Sketchfest
Jan
28
Jan 29

SF Sketchfest

  • PianoFight

PianoFight Showcase

The Templeton Philharmonic will be performing at the PianoFight Showcase at the San Francisco Sketch Fest - a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America!

Featuring: Blade Brown, Drug Money, S.H.IT. Show Revival, and The Templeton Philharmonic. Hosted by Jeremiah Coughlan

Admission: $15.00

Tickets and Information: www.sfsketchfest.com

 

 

SF Sketchfest
Jan
27
9:00 pm21:00

SF Sketchfest

  • PianoFight

PianoFight Showcase

The Templeton Philharmonic will be performing at the PianoFight Showcase at the San Francisco Sketch Fest - a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America!

Featuring: Blade Brown, Liss N' Sams, and The Templeton Philharmonic. Hosted by Aaron Naylor

Admission: $15.00

Tickets and Information: www.sfsketchfest.com

 

 

Sketch Republic
Nov
5
8:00 pm20:00

Sketch Republic

  • Theatre Sainte Catherine

In November, The Templeton Philharmonic will headline the "Sketch Republic" - a monthly sketch comedy night featuring the best troupes from Montreal and out of town.

Admission: $8 (+fees) | $6 for students (only available at the door)

 

 

Sketch Republic Workshop
Nov
5
12:00 pm12:00

Sketch Republic Workshop

  • Theatre Sainte Catherine

The Templeton Philharmonic will be teaching a workshop about "Creating Characters" as part of the Sketch Republic Festival in Montreal. Come play with us!

Workshop Description: 

Learn movement and vocal techniques for creating unique and hilarious characters for the stage. Participants will develop wildly original scenes and receive guidance on how to write and create sketch comedy. 

"The thought of performing sketch comedy prior to this workshop seemed daunting. After spending the day performing exercises and working on our own Sketch routine, I felt that I had a better understanding of the dynamics of Sketch Comedy." - Past participant

Registration: $40.00

Location: Theatre Ste. Catherine (264 Rue Sainte-Catherine E.)

Email thesketchrepublic@gmail.com to pre-register.

Guelph Comedy Festival
Oct
22
8:00 pm20:00

Guelph Comedy Festival

  • Making Box Theatre

The Templeton Philharmonic will be performing at the Guelph Comedy Festival on Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00 PM at The Making-Box Theatre (205-40 Baker St.).

Tickets are $20.00 at the door. 

Note: The Templeton Philharmonic are also teaching a workshop at 3:00 PM!

For more information, visit the festival website: 

http://guelphcomedyfestival.com/

GUELPH COMEDY FESTIVAL - WORKSHOP
Oct
22
3:00 pm15:00

GUELPH COMEDY FESTIVAL - WORKSHOP

  • The Making-Box Theatre

The Templeton Philharmonic will be teaching a workshop on "Creating Characters"! Come join the insanity. 

Registration is $30.00 

Grab your spot here:

http://guelphcomedyfestival.com/tickets/character-creation-with-the-templeton-philharmonic

Toronto Sketchfest - ft. The Flat Earth
Mar
4
7:00 pm19:00

Toronto Sketchfest - ft. The Flat Earth

  • The Theatre Centre

The Templeton Philharmonic are featured performers at this year's Toronto Sketchfest! Catch them on the SiriusXM Stage (1115 Queen St. W.) on March 3rd and March 4th. 

The March 3rd show features local troupe Regicide, and the March 4th show features Philadelphia sketch comedians The Flat Earth.

Tickets and details can be found at the link below: 

http://www.torontosketchfest.com/tscf-troupes/templeton-philharmonic/

Toronto Sketchfest ft. Regicide
Mar
3
9:00 pm21:00

Toronto Sketchfest ft. Regicide

  • The Theatre Centre

The Templeton Philharmonic are featured performers at this year's Toronto Sketchfest! Catch them on the SiriusXM Stage (1115 Queen St. W.) on March 3rd and March 4th. 

The March 3rd show features local troupe Regicide, and the March 4th show features Philadelphia sketch comedians The Flat Earth.

Tickets and details can be found at the link below: 

http://www.torontosketchfest.com/tscf-troupes/templeton-philharmonic/

 

 

BLOOR BROADCAST: 88TH ACADEMY AWARDS®
Feb
28
Feb 29

BLOOR BROADCAST: 88TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

  • Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema will be rolling out the red carpet as we present a live feed of the 88th Academy Awards® on the big screen. Join us for a free night of fun and entertainment. Come casual or go glam and toast the stars from your seat at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema!

Hosted by... THE TEMPLETON PHILHARMONIC! 

Tickets: Free

Tickets for members are available for pick up at the Bloor box office and online. Tickets for non-members available for pick up at the Bloor box office beginning February 14 at 1:30 p.m. Maximum of two tickets per person. A limited number of same day tickets will be available.

6:30 PM: Doors Open
7:00 PM: Oscars Red Carpet Live!
9:30 PM: Oscars Awards Show

Sex T-Rex
Feb
18
9:30 pm21:30

Sex T-Rex

  • Bad Dog Theatre

The Templeton Philharmonic share the bill with legendary Toronto improvisors Sex T-Rex at Bad Dog Theatre!

Sex T-Rex's monthly shows have been a staple of the discerning Toronto comedy-going public for six years. Cinematic, high-action improv that follows a single story, Sex T-Rex promises laughs, heart and an audience who's having as much fun as the players on stage.

 

 

Tales From The Black
Dec
4
Dec 5

Tales From The Black

  • Bad Dog Theatre

Toronto's brand new sci-fi, fantasy, and horror storytelling show. Presented on the first Friday of every month at the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre. 

Everything you are about to hear is true.

Reality is a rainbow spread from the light of truth by the prism of perception. Hanging on the sliver of time between now and later is a place only dreamed of by the mad. From this place a fount of truth. These are: The Tales from the Black.

Featuring stories by:

Gwynne Phillips
Anders Yates
Briana Templeton
Jamie O'Connor
and Colin Munch

Produced by Jocelyn Geddie
Original music by Nick Di Gaetano

December 4
11:00pm
Bad Dog Comedy Theatre
$10

*Please note the show will be recorded for later use.*

Dec
3
8:00 pm20:00

O Dat Dum

The Dum-Dums return to the Social Capital with another instalment of their FREE MONTHLY SHOW with ALL NEW MATERIAL!

O Dat Dum presents a night of fresh, experimental, and oh so dum sketch comedy from Toronto's best troupes, with an all new set by the dummies themselves!

This Month: A dishwasher safe evening of Baby Approved Comedy! 

More fun than jangling a set of custodian's keys: Two Juliets!
Three Men and a Baby minus one man: DUO DAD!
They can sleep through the entire night, and they're not afriad to tell you about it: The Templeton Philharmonic!

O DAT SHOW! 
Thursday December 3rd at 8 PM
Social Capitol Theatre, 154 Danforth, 3rd Floor
THE SHOW IS FREE! We make the goofs and you keep all that sweet Holiday Cash in your pocket! COME OUT FOR A FREE FUN TIME! 

O DAT DUM IS: Dave Barclay, Matthew Kowall, Natalie Metcalfe, Jeff Clark, Carson Pinch, & Cameron Wyllie

Templeton Philharmonic at The Magnet
Nov
13
7:00 pm19:00

Templeton Philharmonic at The Magnet

The Templeton Philharmonic hit NYC's The Magnet for an evening of sketch comedy!

The Templeton Philharmonic 

The Magnet 

254 West 29th St @ 8th Ave. New York City, NY 10001Box Office (212) 244-8824

 

The Templeton Philharmonic @ Union Hall
Nov
9
10:00 pm22:00

The Templeton Philharmonic @ Union Hall

  • Union Hall

Toronto sketch comedy darlings THE TEMPLETON PHILHARMONIC ("Best Comedy Duo"- LA Comedy Fest, "Producer's Pick"- Toronto Sketchfest) are back with a brand new hour-long revue.

The Templeton Philharmonic ft. Filip Jeremic

Union Hall - Brooklyn

702 Union Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

10:00 PM | $5.00

Templeton Philharmonic at The PIT
Nov
5
9:30 pm21:30

Templeton Philharmonic at The PIT

  • The PIT

The Templeton Philharmonic perform at The Peoples Improv Theater in NYC.

The Templeton Philharmonic ft. The Uncanny Valley

The Striker 123 E 24th St NYC, 10010

9:30 PM  |  $5.00

Sep
24
10:00 pm22:00

JFL42

The Templeton Philharmonic will be taking part in the JFL42 New Faces show alongside Toronto's best up-and-coming comedic talents. Two shows: September 24th at 10pm and October 3rd at 10pm. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W.

AN EVENING IN JULY at Summerworks
Aug
6
Aug 16

AN EVENING IN JULY at Summerworks

  • St. George The Martyr Anglican Church

SummerWorks is the largest juried and curated festival in Canada featuring predominantly New Canadian works. The Templeton Philharmonic will be remounting their site-specific production at the St. George The Martyr Church located at 205 John St. in Grange Park, just north of Queen. 

AN EVENING IN JULY 

DESCRIPTION: The year is 1972. Two wealthy and reclusive sisters prepare to host the biggest, most eccentric party of their lives... and audience members will be the guests. This show is an immersive and interactive dark comedy. Guests will be free to explore the set (consisting of the venue's lush outdoor garden, and a surreal 70's home), and grab a drink at the bar! 

CREATED BY: Gwynne Phillips & Briana Templeton

CAST: Gwynne Phillips, Thom Stoneman & Briana Templeton

STAGE MANAGEMENT: Vanessa K. Purdy

DATES AND SHOWTIMES:

THURSDAY, AUG 6 – 8PM

FRIDAY, AUG 7 – 8PM

SATURDAY, AUG 8 – 4PM & 7PM*

SUNDAY, AUG 9 – 8PM

WEDNESDAY, AUG 12 – 8PM

THURSDAY, AUG 13 – 8PM

FRIDAY, AUG 14 – 8PM

SATURDAY, AUG 15 – 4PM & 7PM

SUNDAY, AUG 16 – 8PM 

*Come in costume! Audience members are encouraged to wear fancy dress. Pull out your best 1970's OR surreal garden party garb. Think caftans, masks, and LOTS of costume jewellery.

TICKETS: $15.00 and available here

Please note this show is 19+.

 

 

 

Jun
9
9:00 pm21:00

Iron Maidens - 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Join us on Tuesday, June 9th at 9pm in the John Candy Box Theatre at 70 Peter St for IRON MAIDENS ONE YEAR EXTRAVAGANZA! Pay What You Can contributions will be donated to The Redwood women's shelter. 

Ontario Street Theatre, Port Hope
May
2
7:00 pm19:00

Ontario Street Theatre, Port Hope

  • Ontario Street Theatre

The Templeton Philharmonic

Saturday, May 2, 2015

7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

Ontario Street Theatre (18 Ontario Street, Port Hope, ON)

Admission: $15.00 | Tickets: 905-885-8042 or www.ontariostreettheatre.com

Description: The Templeton Philharmonic perform two sets at the newly opened Ontario Street Theatre, located in Port Hope's historic downtown area.