If you’ve been making your way out to Toronto’s fine comedy shows over the last month, you’d be hard pressed to have missed the biggest singular influx of talent into the city’s comedy scene since Lorne Michaels banished the 1986 cast of SNL to ab-Scarborough-ity. The members of Picnicface have descended on Hogtown in conjunction with the premiere of their eponymous sketch show on Comedy Network. Since late this summer it has not been not uncommon to see Mark Little showing up at an open mic or Evany Rosen hosting Sunday Night Live with The Sketchersons. When they’re not performing sold out shows at the Rivoli together, the Picnicfacers (we’ll work on the nicknames) are out and about town, doing their own thing. This is to our benefit. I’ve seen almost everyone of them perform on their own and each one is just as strong solo as they are with the group. If you haven’t seen the show yet, seriously, what’s wrong with you?
Watch Picnicface on The Comedy Network, Wednesdays at 10:30pm or online at picnicface.thecomedynetwork.ca