This Is That’s Peter Oldring (left) and Pat Kelly perform at the Sketch Comedy Fest.
Comedy lovers know Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring for their improv chops and work at Second City. Since their breakthrough CBC radio hit This Is That, however, they've reached a national audience, delivering - in that deadpan "CBC voice" - fake stories about everything from Quebec lowering its legal drinking age to 14 to Nova Scotia planning to cancel Grade 4. Now they're headlining two shows during the Toronto Sketch Comedy Fest's final weekend at the Lower Ossington Theatre. See torontosketchfest.com and this week's listings for the rest of the fest, which begins Tuesday (November 8).
You guys are now based in Vancouver. How does it compare to Toronto?
The only major difference between the two cities is pretty much everything.
You're performing two shows on November 12. How else are you going to spend your time at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival?
We'd definitely like to go to the Toronto Sketch Comedy Museum, the Sketch Comedy Hall of Fame and up the Toronto Sketch Comedy Tower.
Ever have a story you thought would be too outrageous to air?
Yes. About 80 per cent of the stories that make it to air.
This Hour Has 22 Minutes recently had a tough time interviewing Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford, and he phoned 911. How would you get that interview?
We would likely make up a character named Bob Flord and get him to say all the stuff we assume Rob Ford would say.
Will you be visiting the Occupy Toronto site?
Nah. We visited it on a Grade 7 field trip.
Long gun registry: thoughts?
It's not the size of gun that counts... it's how you use it.
Daylight Savings is coming up. How will you spend that "extra" hour?
Phoning all the people we have emotionally wronged in life and finally beginning the healing process. Either that or watch some golf on TV.