Workshops with Kevin McDonald
Work along side Kevin, and gather tips and advice from a legend in the field!
If you are looking to improve your improv you can join us for "Keeping the Story Going", a 4 hour romp through improv and story telling on Saturday May 20th.
On Sunday May 21st, we will create a "Writers Room" and work together to evolve your brilliant ideas into sketches! Come with a one line premise and explore the process to shape it into a real live scene! Work one on one with Kevin and other local writers and performers, cast and direct your scene, and perform it in front of a live audience! All in one day!
The Sunday sketch writing workshop will culminate in a comedy show with local favorites Minori Hinds, Marlene Thompson and Blacklist Improv. The show will include the sketches written in the workshop, improv, stand up and most other forms of comedy!
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!|