TheSketchers.com was created in 2009 by Topher McFarlane as an outlet to create and promote Canadian Comedy online. Focusing specifically on Canadian content, TheSketchers.com began producing high content sketch comedy and promoting up and coming comedians online. Working with new Canadian talent, such as Canadian Idol’s Mark Day, Glamazon Yoko Sanchez, and Second City Graduates Chelsea Larkin & Jeremy Knight, TheSketchers.com created a library of exclusive online content focusing on the internet as a home for comedy.
In 2010, McFarlane began performing Standup Comedy to see what it was that the talented comedians of Toronto went through. The few laughs he got on stage, encouraged him to create a showcase for talented individuals that would be well produced and well attended, and thus he created GLAM! as a night to exhibit Glamour, power and humor in Toronto.
About Topher McFarlane
Topher McFarlane has spent the last five years being involved in various elements of Canadian television production. Prior to graduating from Humber College’s Post Graduate TV Writing and Producing Program, Topher had obtained a position as Audition Intern on the 6th and Final season of Canadian Idol. Within the four months of that season, he was promoted from Intern to Music Assistant.
From Canadian Idol, Topher has worked on some of Canada’s biggest shows including, Battle of the Blades, Canada Sings, Wipeout Canada, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Test the Nation and Canada’s Next Top Model. Topher has also been involved with coordinating on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Currently, besides producing and hosting GLAM! Topher McFarlane also wrote, produced and directed the short film THE BUNKER, while working full time as senior production coordinator on Season 2 of Canada Sings!
Topher was born and raised in Alberta, where he remembers watching SCTV and Saturday Night Live while his classmates watched Captain Planet. He currently resides in Toronto, and aims to produce sketch comedy for television.
Topher McFarlane has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, and Post Graduate Certificate from Humber College in TV Writing and Producing.