Sex T-Rex (Seann Murray, Julian Frid, Kaitlin Morrow and Conor Bradbury) brings their quick-witted, highly cinematic shenanigans to the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival 2020. This team never lets their energy dip. Even during sketches I didn’t care for, there is a sense of showmanship that kept me entertained.
With some clever flashlight work, their recreation of a contemporary, high-concept horror trailer is spot on. Very local and relatable struggles with the Dufferin bus are given an epic spin with some fine use of the Jurassic Park theme. Very compelling puppet work makes an otherwise mediocre Star Trek bit something quite special. My favourite, though, is the Confidence Man sketch, a clever super hero parody that skewers the phenomenon of middling, untalented white men failing upwards.
This was my first-ever experience of Sex T-Rex, but it sure won’t be my last. I wouldn’t describe their work on this series of sketches as polished, but it is certainly tight and punchy.