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.



O Dat Dum (featuring The Templeton Philharmonic)
8:00 pm20:00

O Dat Dum (featuring The Templeton Philharmonic)

  • Social Capitol Theatre

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!

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

Tales From The Black
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
Bad Dog Comedy Theatre

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

8:00 pm20:00

SheDot Festival

We are pleased to announce we will be performing for the first year ever at Toronto's SheDot Festival! Join us at Comedy Bar on May 2nd at 8:00pm alongside some of the city's best female sketch comedians.

Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival
10:00 pm22:00

Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

  • The Theatre Centre

The Templeton Philharmonic take the stage once more at the 2015 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival!

Don't miss this spectacular festival featuring the celebrated Australian group The Pajama Men, SNL's Kate McKinnon, CBC's The Irrelevant Show, and more.

Tickets are available here: 

7:00 pm19:00


  • The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema


The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema will be rolling out the red carpet as we present a live-feed of the 87th Academy Awards® on the big screen on Sunday, February 22. Join us for a free night of fun and entertainment including trivia, contests, prizes and surprises. Come casual or go glam and toast the stars from your seat at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema!

Hosted by The Templeton Philharmonic (Gwynne Phillips & Briana Templeton) and Bloor Hot Docs Cinema programmer Robin Smith.

Tickets: Admission is FREE (two tickets per person). 
Bloor members can pick up tickets at the cinema or by signing inonline beginning January 23. Tickets for non-members will be available at the Bloor box office beginning February 7, at 2:00 p.m. A limited number of same-day tickets will be available at the door on February 22, at 1:00 p.m.

6:30 PM: Doors Open
7:00 PM: Oscars® Red Carpet Live!
8:30 PM: The Oscars®

Presented with Hollywood Suite

Helder Brum and Friends
8:00 pm20:00

Helder Brum and Friends

  • Comedy Bar

The Templeton Philharmonic perform a set at a delightful evening of quirky comedy, hosted by stand-up Helder Brum (

Deranged Marriage: It Takes Two
8:00 pm20:00

Deranged Marriage: It Takes Two

  • Comedy Bar

Dear Beautiful Person, 

You are cordially invited to a night that celebrates love, laughter, life, and comedy soul mates.

Please join Deranged Marriage (Nelu Handa & Nicky Nasrallah) as we improvise your stories of how your parents came to be together in any way we please.

The evening also features auspicious comedy duos THE TEMPLETON PHILHARMONIC (Gwynne Phillips & Briana Templeton) and GHOST GIRLS (Aimée Ambroziak & Kristie Gunter).

Our Master of Ceremonies for this evening of union is the incomparable Kris Siddiqi!


Tickets are $5 at the door. 

No Gifts Please.

8:00 pm20:00

Chicka Boom!

The Templeton Philharmonic will be doing some sketches at Chicka Boom - an all female comedy cabaret hosted by Jess Bealieau and Laura Bailey.


The Ossingtion (61 Ossington Ave., Toronto, ON)



Oct 29

"Womanish" Premiere

Templeton and Phillips have created a new web series called "Womanish" for CBC's Punchline. The series launches on October 22, 2014!

Check it out here