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How to Create a Sketch Show: Kevin McDonald Workshop

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Workshop your sketches and perform with sketch comedy legend Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall, Kevin McDonald’s Kevin McDonald Show, Saturday Night Live and more. This one of a kind, two-day workshop will include YOUR sketches performed in a live show!

What: Workshop your sketches and perform with sketch comedy legend Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall, Kevin McDonald’s Kevin McDonald Show, Saturday Night Live and more. This one of a kind, two-day workshop will include YOUR sketches performed in a live show!

Kevin will teach everyone how to run a writers room, rehearse and perform sketches, all leading up to a live performance. Kevin invites everyone in the workshop to bring one scripted comedy sketch. The workshop begins as a writers room. Everyone will read their sketches and give notes. Sketches will be re-written, worked on and given notes again. He will pick 5 or 6 sketches, split the class into groups and guide everyone in a rehearsal and help make them into fully formed sketches.

What you need: A sketch. Copies of that sketch. And a laptop for editing that sketch.

What you get: You get to work one-on-one with Kevin McDonald as well as your fellow participants to workshop your sketch. You’ll receive practical advice on sketch writing, specific workshopping tips and guidance to help make your comedy sketch the best it can be.

Workshop: Saturday, Sept 23rd & Sunday, Sept. 24th 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Performance: Sunday, Sept. 24th at 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $285 – space is limited

On Saturday, participants will select the best sketches to be performed at the comedy show on Sunday evening. Selected sketches will also be cast from the group of participants.

And on Sunday, attendees will rehearse the chosen sketches under Kevin’s direction. As Kevin says, “We are creating and producing a sketch show together.” Sunday evening’s performance will include stand up and improv as well as YOUR sketches complete with your performances.

About the Instructor: 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.

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