Let's Put On A Show With Kevin McDonald!

Let's Put On A Show With Kevin McDonald! with Kevin McDonald

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Class Description

Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall for a two day sketch writing extravaganza! Over the course of the holiday weekend you'll go from brainstorming to actually putting on a show (with Kevin) at the Magnet MainStage. On Saturday and Sunday morning you'll work together using the Kids in the Hall method of writing comedy sketches through improv to create fully realized performance ready sketches!

CLASS TIMES! This class will meet from 11a-6:30pm on Saturday April 20th 11a-6pm on Saturday April 21st The class show will be from 6-7pm on the Magnet Mainstage on Sunday April 21st Note: There are a limited number of lower price slots available for folks who are only interested in doing the Saturday session. Call the TC: 212 244 2400 or email schooldirector@magnettheater.com for details. There is no prerequisite for this class.

Instructor: 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.

Full Session Schedule

Session Schedule*

  • Apr 20, 2019, 11:00am - 6:30pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Apr 21, 2019, 11:00am - 6:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.