Sketch Comedy Workshop with Kevin McDonald
Over four days and three workshops, Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall (they were Kids when they thought of the name) will help you build a whole show from just a premise that you bring.
This is similar to his last workshop where he built a whole boat from just a piece of wood. But this one is funnier. On the first day, each student brings just one premise for a comedy sketch. It just has to be one line - like "What if a guy had toasters for hands". Kevin will go over each of the premises, giving advice on how to make it a complete comedy sketch. Then there's a day off where the students will write their sketch. The next day of the workshop, the students bring their newly written sketches and have them read. Kevin will give notes and then everyone will have an hour and a half to re-write their sketches. Bring your laptops! Kevin will pick 5 or 6 sketches and cast them. Everyone in the workshop has to be in at least one sketch. That night, your homework is to memorize your sketches.
On the next and final day of the workshop, Kevin will direct and you will rehearse the sketches all afternoon. That night, you present the sketches in a show! A real show! With people in the audience! Real people! Please come and join the fun. Kevin is building another boat and will sail to Ashville and meet you there!
More 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.
Toy Boat Community Art Space (View)
101 Fairview Rd. Suite B.
Asheville, NC 28803
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|