Fast paced and irreverent, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW celebrates the absurd, mines the embarrassing and satirizes our daily lives. This all-female, single-camera comedy series takes a fresh look at our navel-gazing, contemporary culture. Shot entirely on location, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW is an insightful, emotionally grounded series that offers a witty look at everyday concerns. From marriage equality to screen addiction, Airbnbs to ultrasounds, this satirical sketch show captures the banalities and absurdities of modern life.
Join us for an evening with Jennifer Whalen and Aurora Browne, two of the Baronesses from the show that you love! Through a moderated “in-conversation event”, we’ll get to know the show details and behind-the-scenes action, a bit more about the characters and the real people behind those characters, and some jokes and storytelling along the way. Of course, a portion of the program will be reserved for YOUR questions, too!
This event is not included with a Festival Pass and tickets must be purchased separately.
Aurora Browne is proud to be one of the co-creators, writers, executive producers and stars of CBC’s new sketch comedy series, Baroness von Sketch Show. Browne graduated from York University’s theatre program with a BFA in Acting, and has been honing her sketch chops since 2000 when she was hired by Toronto’s Second City Troupe. Since then she has appeared on Comedy Inc, The Gavin Crawford Show, Comedy Now, The Ron James Show, InSecurity, Corner Gas and many others. She recently co-created and starred in Newborn Moms, a web series about new motherhood on ABC Digital. She is also currently in development for season 2 of The Writer’s Block with Frantic Films.
Browne has been nominated for numerous Canadian Comedy Awards for her work in Toronto’s red hot live sketch and improv scene, and in 2008 won the CCA for Best Female Improviser. She was also a nominee for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award. Her son thinks she is hilarious.
An alumnus of Second City Toronto, Jennifer Whalen is a co-creator, executive producer, writer and star of Baroness von Sketch Show. She was head writer for the award-winning satirical comedy This Hour Has 22 Minutes and developed long-running shows Little Mosque On the Prairie (CBC/Mind’s Eye) and Instant Star (CTV/Epitome). She has also worked on The Ron James Show (CBC), The Jon Dore Show (Comedy Network/IFC) and the critically acclaimed Gavin Crawford Show (Comedy Network/Shaftsbury). She originated the role of the Aviatrix in the Tony Award Winning Drowsy Chaperone.
Whalen won a CSA for Best Show and one for Best Writing for her work on Baroness von Sketch Show and has been nominated for three Geminis, four Canadian Comedy Awards and won both a WGC Award and a Canadian Comedy Award for her work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.