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Sketch Writing with Kevin McDonald

Full day workshop and evening performance with Kevin McDonald from The Kids in the Hall. Cost is $180

Saturday, May 6 (10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Kevin will start the day by talking about the basics of sketch comedy and comedy writing. He will then teach the students The Kids in the Hall method of writing comedy sketch through improv. You'll follow that by playing warm up games that lead you into thinking naturally about writing and performing at the same time. The class will then split into groups and each group will improvise a scene. After each scene, you will talk about them, give notes and figure out how the scenes could develop into a whole sketch. Then when all the improvised scenes are done, each group and Kevin, work all day to turn every scene that was improvised, into a fully developed comedy sketch. By the end of the day, the class will have 4 to 7 completely new sketches. Kevin will probably also bore the students with Kids in the Hall anecdotes throughout the day. He apologizes beforehand for that. There is no prerequisite improv experience required, and all that's needed is pen, paper and a willingness to learn. Following the workshop, the students will perform their own sketches that night as part of a special Kevin McDonald performance at 10pm. You must be at least 18 years old to take this workshop.

 

Instructor: Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald is a Canadian actor, voice actor and comedian. He is known as a member of The Kids in the Hall, the voice of Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch franchise, Waffle in Catscratch, Pastor Dave in That 70s Show, and the Almighty Tallest Purple in Invader Zim. Kevin also stars as a co-pilot in the new web comedy series Papillon.

 

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