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.

 

 

Templeton Manor (The Fourth)
Jul
31
8:00 PM20:00

Templeton Manor (The Fourth)

Lights flicker and then go out. Doors slam shut and lock on their own. If these walls could talk... they'd scream!

There are spirits afoot in Templeton Manor.

This month features:

Storytelling by Sage Tyrtle
Stand Up Comedy by Brandon Ash-Mohammed
Music by Henri Fabergé

Join us, won't you?

Tickets are available at the door or online: www.baddogtheatre.com

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Templeton Manor
Jun
26
8:00 PM20:00

Templeton Manor

Lights flicker and then go out. Doors slam shut and lock on their own. If these walls could talk... they'd scream!

There are spirits afoot in Templeton Manor.

This month features:

- Australian Performance Artist Telia Nevile (L'Apres Fringe Award for "My Penis Is A Lighthouse").
- Dark sketch comedy darlings, Tony Ho.
- Magician Chris Westfall Magic.

As always, we will be your hosts with the inimitable Scott Christian on the keys.

Join us, won't you?

Tickets are available at the door or online: www.baddogtheatre.com

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Templeton Manor (The Second)
May
22
8:00 PM20:00

Templeton Manor (The Second)

Lights flicker and then go out. Doors slam shut and lock on their own. If these walls could talk... they'd scream! There are spirits afoot in Templeton Manor - an eerie new comedy show by The Templeton Philharmonic (winners of "Best Duo" at the LA Comedy Festival, and "Producer's Pick" at TOsketchfest).

Help them exorcise their demons on May 22nd at 8PM at Bad Dog Theatre Company, in the second edition of this spooky but hilarious monthly show. The show features some of Toronto's top comedians, musicians, and unusual entertainers.

Be there if you dare.

$10 General | $5 for Students/Arts Workers

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Montréal Sketchfest
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

Montréal Sketchfest

The Templeton Philharmonic return to Montreal Sketchfest!

The Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival is an annual celebration of sketch comedy assembled by Le Nouveau International, a not-for-profit arts company that resides at Theatre Ste Catherine. Since its inception in 2006, the festival has welcomed over 300 troupes from all over the world.

Grab your tickets here: https://montrealsketchfest.com/the-templeton-philharmonic-toronto/

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Templeton Manor
Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

Templeton Manor

The Templeton Philharmonic host a new monthly comedy show that takes place in Templeton Manor… an oh so haunted Victorian mansion. The show features a variety of eerie (and hilarious) acts from the house's haunted halls. The line up includes some of Toronto's top performers and a surprise guest!

Get your tickets here: https://baddogtheatre.com/show-page/?eid=33432

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Experts S2 Podcast Launch & Comedy Show
Apr
7
9:30 PM21:30

Experts S2 Podcast Launch & Comedy Show

Alex Brown and D.J. Mausner have been working away over the past (almost) 2 years and across 2 cities to finally bring season 2 of Experts Podcast to life!

Join us in launching season 2 of our podcast Experts: a comedy podcast for those who love comedy and those who want to do it presented by The Brunch Club!

Experts is an upbeat and informative podcast that blends casual conversation and genuine curiosity about comedy and The Industry ™. Each episode features one or two of the best women in the scene right now, focusing on a specific topic related to performing or producing comedy. Hosts Alex Brown and D.J. Mausner curate guests and topics, pairing comedians with subjects we believe their guests are experts in- and then chat with them about their process, obstacles, and successes!

Season one featured such amazing and hilarious guests as Sara Henessey (Finding Your Comedic Voice), Tranna Wintour (Marketing Yourself as a Comedian), and Aparna Nancherla (Big Breaks)! Check it out here: http://brunchclub.ca/experts or listen on iTunes!

To celebrate the launch of our beautiful comedy toddler, we invite you to a showcase of some of our wonderful women identifying and non-binary guests. Line up includes stand-up, improv, and performance art gems such as:

The Templeton Philharmonic
Coko & Daphney
Kirsten Rasmussen
Anasimone George
Lauren Mitchell
The Kweendom
Nelu Handa
& More!

Hosted by Alex Brown and D.J. Mausner

Tickets: $10 advanced $15 at the door ($10 for students and Arts workers)
Buy 'em online here, it's 2019!: https://baddogtheatre.com/show-page/?eid=33963&fbclid=IwAR1QFgaGWR_zpkhBXLYXl4hT9UYpS9D5IrFwgiEvBXG5Z1NzHhNS3IKW3V8

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TOsketchfest - Asians on SNL & The Templeton Philharmonic
Mar
16
9:00 PM21:00

TOsketchfest - Asians on SNL & The Templeton Philharmonic

The Templeton Philharmonic return to Toronto Sketchfest.

Check out their double bill with Asians On SNL!

Asians On SNL is a one-man sketch and character show by Woody Fu. It is his very sincere attempt to create original pieces for an SNL showcase audition, and boy would he like you to see it. Because there's never been an Asian SNL castmember, unless you count Rob Schneider or Fred Armisen, and no one does. There will be absurd characters, dumb puns, physical humor and videos! 

Woody brought his one-man show Asian Gracefully to Toronto Sketchfest in 2018, where it was nominated for Best In Show. 

Tickets are available here.

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TOsketchfest - The Templeton Philharmonic & Carson Pinch Fears Death Itself
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

TOsketchfest - The Templeton Philharmonic & Carson Pinch Fears Death Itself

The Templeton Philharmonic return to Toronto Sketchfest.

Come see their double bill with Carson Pinch!

Carson Pinch returns to The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival with his next comedy spectacle, Carson Fears Fear Itself. Directed by Paul Bates (The Williamson Playboys, 32 Short Sketches About Bees), Carson Fears Fear Itself is an introspective look at battling ones internal, and external, demons. as seen through the eyes of an idiot.
Multiple award-winning sketch comedian, Carson Pinch is best known for hit shows Carson Saves Sketchfest, Carson Pinch Will Die and Balloon City: Escape from Balloon City. After hundreds of balloons dropped, numerous grisly deaths, and saving the entire festival, Carson returns with an introspective look at battling ones internal, and external, demons.

Tickets are available here.

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The Coincidence Men ft. The Templeton Philharmonic
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Coincidence Men ft. The Templeton Philharmonic

ONE NIGHT ONLY! A night of great sketch COMEDY with Canadian Comedy-Award-nominated THE TEMPLETON PHILHARMONIC (Best Sketch Troupe) and rapid-fire improv from THE COINCIDENCE MEN (Serious comedic heavyweights - Toronto Star)

Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-stupid-good-comedy-show-tickets-564982598

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San Francisco Sketch Fest - Deep Night with Dale's Vortex Variety Show
Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

San Francisco Sketch Fest - Deep Night with Dale's Vortex Variety Show

Join wellness guru and possible cult leader, Dale Seever (comedian James Bewley) as he welcomes a stellar lineup of comedians, musicians, and noted experts for a cosmically-attuned variety show with a focus on the future. Will we need gills to survive? Can I marry a drone? Are ghosts still a thing in 2040? Dale explores all these questions and more as he plummets through a range of possible timelines with help from his guests: The Templeton Philharmonic, razor sharp sketch comedy duo; Rose Eveleth, host of the Flash Forward podcast; Sureni Weerasekera, stand-up comedian; Comics of the Future, time traveling comedy partners; Francesca Fiorentini, comedian and journalist; playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, reading a new work; a video by Cole Kush; a visit from Dale’s ex-wife; and other surprises. Featuring psychedelic sounds from the band, Agouti. $15, All Ages

Tickets are available here:

https://www.sfsketchfest.com/schedule-and-tickets/

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San Francisco Sketch Fest - SUPER MARRIED
Jan
12
to Jan 13

San Francisco Sketch Fest - SUPER MARRIED

John Ross Bowie ("Speechless," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Heat") and Jamie Denbo ("American Princess," "Daddy's Home," "The Heat") met at the UCB Theater and got married. Now, in lieu of couples counseling, they work out their issues by improvising together! Come! Watch! Judge! With an opening set by Toronto comedy duo The Templeton Philharmonic, Hosted by Shawn Felipe. $22, All Ages

Tickets and information can be found here:

https://www.sfsketchfest.com/schedule-and-tickets/

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Talkies: Live Comedy & Short Films
Jan
11
8:00 PM20:00

Talkies: Live Comedy & Short Films

Talkies is the Bay Area's best unconventional, experimental, and multi-media live comedy event every third Friday. At Talkies, comedians, writers, improvisers, and performers work outside of their regular routines to push the boundaries of comedy; PowerPoint presentations, characters, and off-stage antics are the order of the day.

Started in the basement of San Francisco’s Lost Weekend Video store, this monthly show has been an incubator for many unique comedy talents spreading their wings on weird flights of fancy. Past guest performers have included Brent Weinbach, Ron Lynch, Erik Charles Nielsen, Myq Kaplan, Sad Vicious, Calvin Johnson, and Beth Lisick. The show is a regular feature of SF Sketchfest and almost always sells out.

https://www.alloutcomedytheater.com/calendar/2018/2/9/talkies-a-comedy-variety-show-nmwtp-5wrj8-wjsnp-k26wg-97jkr-jrkwh-5nb36-ddtg4-festf

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Best of Toronto Sketch!
Nov
10
10:00 PM22:00

Best of Toronto Sketch!

Best of Toronto Sketch is a mini festival showcasing the very best of Toronto sketch comedy over the first 3 Saturdays of November.

Show #2 on Saturday November 10th Features:
Not Oasis
Vest of Friends
and The Templeton Philharmonic

MORE B.O.T.S. SHOWS:
#1: https://www.facebook.com/events/2002398906491446/
#3: https://www.facebook.com/events/2312872902074029/
#4: https://www.facebook.com/events/449523578785967/

Come out and support some of Toronto's best!

Tickets: $10
Passes: $20

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MONTREAL SKETCHFEST
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

MONTREAL SKETCHFEST

The Templeton Philharmonic are back at the 2018 Montreal Sketchfest at Théâtre Sainte-Catherine on May 5th at 7pm!
The festival is an annual celebration of sketch comedy assembled by Le Nouveau International, a not-for-profit arts company that resides at Theatre Ste Catherine. Since its inception in 2006, it has welcomed over 160 troupes from all over the world.

Tickets available here.

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EMBOLDEN YOUR SKETCHES: MONTREAL SKETCHFEST WORKSHOP
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

EMBOLDEN YOUR SKETCHES: MONTREAL SKETCHFEST WORKSHOP

Want to take your sketches to the next level? In this afternoon workshop, The Templeton Philharmonic will help participants grow an idea into a full fledged sketch. And, to distill the script and finesse its performance through writing and performance exercises. Come stretch your wings and break out of your usual writing and performing habits. 
Sketch troupes and solo sketch artists welcome!
$30
*limited number of spaces!
Please email montrealsketchfest@gmail.com to register

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The DG Special Live! at The Rec Room
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

The DG Special Live! at The Rec Room

FREE SHOW!

THE DG SPECIAL IS CANADA'S NEWEST TALK SHOW + COMEDY
Reserve a free table today by calling (416) 815-0086
This Show Features:
Ali Hassan, Phil Luzi, The Templeton Philharmonic (Briana Templeton & Gwynne Phillips), James Hartnett, Music from Quite Nice, Smear Balls Presents The Chickening
Plus:
Video's by Dan Tahmizian, Announcer/Personality Josh Finkelman
Hosted by Dan Galea
Plus an after party with DJ WEXEL aka Josh Grindhardt

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DINETTE - Canadian Film Fest
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

DINETTE - Canadian Film Fest

The Templeton Philharmonic's latest short film, DINETTE, is premiering at the Canadian Film Fest. The film will be screening in advance of the feature film A SWINGERS WEEKEND (starring Mia Kirshner and Erin Karpluk). 

DINETTE

WORLD PREMIERE
Running Time: 9mins
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Christopher Lazar
Writer: Gwynne Phillips
Producers: Gwynne Phillips, Briana Templeton, Rodrigo Fernandez Stoll
Executive Producers: Gwynne Phillips, Briana Templeton
DOP: Henry Sansom
Editor: Christopher Lazar
Music: Edmond Hall, Kevin MacLeod, Sarah Steeves

Cast: Gwynne Phillips, Briana Templeton, Nug Nahrgang, Brandon Hackett, Thom Stoneman

Synopsis: In 1948, two women meet at a diner. One of them has a secret. The other one knows it.  Award winning comedy duo The Templeton Philharmonic (“Best Duo”, LA Comedy Festival) both star as femme fatales in this tongue-in-cheek short thriller.

Tickets and information are available here

 

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The 17th Annual SF Sketchfest
Jan
13
to Jan 14

The 17th Annual SF Sketchfest

The Templeton Philharmonic will be opening for sketch troupe OLDE ENGLISH, featuring Adam Conover (truTV's "Adam Ruins Everything") and Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Creator of Netflix's "Bojack Horseman") at the 17th annual SF Sketchfest presented by Audible.

 

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The Baram & Snieckus Podcast LIVE!
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Baram & Snieckus Podcast LIVE!

TORONTO - SAVE THE DATE...

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY on Nov 10th, "Canada's Most Laughable Couple" and award winning comedy duo, Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus (Baram & Snieckus) come together to host their completely improvised, no holds barred, comedy podcast alongside special guests Ennis Esmer (Red Oaks) and us!

 — with Matt BaramNaomi Snieckus and The National Theatre of the World at Comedy Bar.

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ABOUT TIME
Jul
7
to Jul 16

ABOUT TIME

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

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Country Comedy
Jun
10
8:00 PM20:00

Country Comedy

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. 

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The Templeton Philharmonic in NYC
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Templeton Philharmonic in NYC

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. 

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Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival
Mar
5
8:00 PM20:00

Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

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. 

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The Templeton Philharmonic & Friends!
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Templeton Philharmonic & Friends!

  • Comedy Central Stage at The Hudson (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.
 

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IFC Showcase at SF Sketchfest
Jan
29
8:00 PM20:00

IFC Showcase at SF Sketchfest

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

 

 

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