Squeezing Comedy From Improv - A Sketch Workshop w/ Kevin McDonald

Saturdays at_ 12:00 pm

January 14, 2023

Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall is back with an all new workshop…this time, in person! Join him on Saturday, January 14th for “Squeezing Comedy from Improv.” In this workshop, you will learn to take an improvised scene and turn it into sketch comedy goodness! Through small group scenes, Kevin will guide the class through building up a comedy premise, fleshing out your characters and creating a story for your new sketch. After refining, you will perform your small group scene again, this time as a more prepared comedy sketch. Afterwards, the entire class will perform a large improvised group scene, then use the skills you’ve learned to great an epic sketch!

This class is limited to 16 students, so reserve your spot now!

 

 

About Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe’s television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. McDonald went on to appear in a variety of films including Boy Meets Girl, Lilo & Stitch, “Lilo & Stitch: The Series”, and Epic Movie. On television, he has appeared on “The Martin Short Show,” “Ellen,” “That ’70s Show,” “Seinfeld,” “Friends,” “NewsRadio,”  “MADtv,” “Arrested Development,” and “Corner Gas.” McDonald has also done voice work for various animated series, including Nickelodeon’s “Invader Zim,” “The Angry Beavers,” “Catscratch,” and “Clerks: The Animated Series.” He also played an imaginary friend named Ivan in the episode ‘Sight For Sore Eyes’ on “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” appeared in the music video for “Roses” by Outkast, and made an appearance in “Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show.”

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). He was recently at the Just for Laughs Festival with the reunion of 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, as well as “Death Comes to Town” on CBC.