TORONTO, ON, March 5, 2024 – Big Chick Energy Sketch is excited to return to the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival to debut their latest revue My Best Friend’s Sketch Show on March 8th and 13th. The all-woman comedy troupe, and last year’s recipient of TOSketchfest’s Producers’ Pick Award, is back with an ode to your chosen family, the real ones who have your back through breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs.

“The show is a friendship bracelet in the form of a sketch revue,” says Jo Anne Tacorda, one of the writer-performers that make up Big Chick Energy. “We explore the things we talk to our friends about — women’s health, burnout, representation, and demons. ”

The revue described as “light-hearted, downright silly, and occasionally musical” is part of The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) running March 6 – 17, 2024 at The Theatre Centre and Comedy Bar Bloor in Toronto. Along with performances on March 8th and 13th, you can also catch Big Chick Energy kicking off the festival as part of the Opening Night Gala on March 6th. 

Big Chick Energy, who first met at the Second City Training Centre, formed in late 2019 and had their first live show just weeks before the pandemic lockdown in 2020. BCE is the proud recipient of TOSketchfest’s 2023 Producers’ Pick Award, and recently produced a sold-out Halloween sketch comedy revue, ‘Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun’. BCE is always on the move, performing in a variety of notable sketch and improv shows (Beer Beer Comedy, Wide Variety, Staircase Comedy Cabaret) throughout Toronto and Hamilton. They are excited to make their east coast debut as part of Newfoundland and Labrador Sketchfest in April 2024 and delight audiences at the Hamilton Fringe Festival in July 2024. 


About Big Chick Energy:

Big Chick Energy (BCE) is an all-woman comedy troupe that infuses their bubbly personalities into high energy sketch and improv shows. These five Chicks from Toronto and Hamilton love creating comedy from a place of joy to offer their audiences an uplifting experience – but they don’t shy away from a good fart joke either! At a BCE show you can expect to see silly and satirical sketches through an effervescent feminist lens that clucks the status quo, ruffles a few feathers, and features an egg shaker or two. Individually they are Alicia Carrick, Julia Jones, Emily Milling, Sam Sexton and 

Jo Anne Tacorda.

About TOsketchfest:

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is Canada’s premier festival celebrating scripted, ensemble comedy boasting multiple days of comedy on professional stages, each year featuring approximately 200 comedians. Since 2005, the Festival has brought sketch comedy to wider audiences with ticketed and free performances showcasing hundreds of emerging comedians alongside a slate of top-flight headliner acts such as Tallboyz, Kate McKinnon, Ramy Youssef and Jonathan Bryalock of Inside Jokes Films, The Kids in the Hall, Ninja Sex Party, Sasheer Zamata, Michael Ian Black, and Gavin Crawford. TOsketchfest is a registered charity and supports Canadian comedic writer-performers through showcases, professional development and direct funding through the Sketch Comedy Project Fund in partnership with the Pat & Tony Adams Freedom Fund for The Arts. 


The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival  

MARCH 8 at 6PM & MARCH 13 at 8PM 

The Theatre Centre: Franco Boni Theatre

1115 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J1

Single Tickets starting at $15 plus fees
Festival Passes starting at $119 plus fees
The full schedule available now at

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