Kevin McDonald Sketch Workshop


Kevin McDonald Sketch Workshop


DATE: Sat, April 28 & Sun, April 29, 2018
TIME: 10:00am - 5:30pm, 1-2pm lunch break (both days)*
AGES: 18 and up
LIMIT: 18 students max

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* Kevin will also be doing a show w/local performers Sun, April 29. Click for details!

Come join a new workshop with Kevin McDonald of the Kids n the Hall (that's who he says he is anyway). In this workshop, you will each bring a script of a comedy sketch that you have written. Please bring enough copies for each character in the sketch, one for someone to read stage directions and one for Kevin. For example - if the sketch has 4 characters, bring 6 copies.

On Saturday, we will read all the sketches and Kevin will give notes - as only a man who had a sketch comedy show in the 90's can. (Hopefully his notes won't be "Can there be more references to Soundgarden?"). You will then have an hour or two to re-write your sketches - with Kevin's help (If he isn't too busy, listening to old Soundgarden albums). So bring your laptops to the workshop. Then we will re-read the newly written sketches and Kevin will give more notes. He will then choose 5 or 6 of the sketches and cast the parts with everyone in the class.

On Sunday, Kevin will direct and rehearse the scenes with everyone all day with you. And even if your sketches aren't picked - everyone has to be in at least one sketch. And Kevin will rehearse each sketch, one at a time so even if you're not in the sketch being rehearsed, you will have input on the sketch (like the Kids in the Hall used to do). 

And that night, the new sketches will be performed as part of a show that Kevin is putting on. So come to Kevin's workshop/show - where he will also tell many Kids in the Hall anecdotes. Probably too many. You will  probably end up asking him to stop telling Kids in the Hall anecdotes.

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Kevin will also be performing at VCC on Sun, April 29. Click here for details!


About the Artist

Kevin McDonald is a Canadian comedian, actor and voice artist. He is known as a member of The Kids in the Hall, the voice of Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch series, Waffle in Catscratch, and the Almighty Tallest Purple in Invader Zim.

McDonald founded The Kids in the Hall with his friend Dave Foley. They met in Toronto at the Second City Training Center, and the two wrote and performed in sketches together more than any other pair in the group. In the troupe’s TV show and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. Still, it’s a frequent running gag that McDonald is the least popular member and always struggling not to get kicked out.

Since The Kids in the Hall’s end in 1994, he’s played many roles in movies like Boy Meets Girl, Agent Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch series, and Harry Potter in Epic Movie. On TV, he has appeared on The Martin Short Show, Ellen (as a radio personality), That ’70s Show (as a confused young cleric, Pastor Dave), Seinfeld, Friends, NewsRadio (on which Foley starred), MADtv, Arrested Development, and Corner Gas. McDonald has also done voice work for various animated series, including Invader Zim (in which he did the voice for Almighty Tallest Purple), The Angry Beavers, Catscratch (in which he voiced Waffle), and Clerks: The Animated Series. He also played an imaginary friend named Ivan in the Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends episode Sight For Sore Eyes, and appeared in the music video for “Roses” by Outkast.

In 2006, McDonald hosted a CBC Television special, featuring several of Canada’s best-known sketch comedy troupes. “Sketch with Kevin McDonald” won a Canadian Comedy Award (Best Taped Live Performance – The Minnesota Wrecking Crew), with The Imponderables nominated for the same award.

He was recently in Montreal as a part of the Just for Laughs Festival with the reunion of The Kids in the Hall, and also with his show “Hammy and the Kids” with Craig Northey, based on his two dysfunctional families, his father (“Hammy”) and The Kids in the Hall.