SKETCH COMEDY WRITING BOOTCAMP
with KIDS IN THE HALL'S KEVIN McDONALD
1-DAY OPTION ($180) — Saturday, Jan. 13
Begin with the sketch comedy basics, then flesh out your ideas using the Kids in the Hall method of using improv to influence your writing. Learn to think naturally about writing and performing at the same time. Give and receive notes from your peers and figure out how to turn improvised scenes into sketches. By the end of the day, we'll have created 4-7 fully-formed sketches.
Students in Kevin McDonald's Saturday class will debut their sketches in an 8pm performance that night, alongside Kevin McDonald.
Tickets here: An Evening with Kevin McDonald of Kids In The Hall
2-DAY OPTION ($250) — Saturday AND Sunday, Jan. 13-14
The 2-day option gives you an entire second day of writing with more personalized attention and critique, providing you with more material and advice for your future sketch writing. With a focus on turning one-line premises into scenes.
Classes are 10am-5:30/6:00pm, which will include 1 hour for lunch.
A note from the instructor: An understanding of the rules & basics of improv is encouraged, since that is the method by which we'll be devising our sketches. Kevin also apologizes, in advance, for all the Kids In The Hall anecdotes he'll pepper throughout the day.
Payment plans are available by emailing [email protected]
— 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 and television shows, including Lilo & Stitch, “Ellen,” “That '70s Show,” “Seinfeld,” “Friends,” “NewsRadio,” “MADtv,” “Arrested Development." In 2006, «Sketch with Kevin McDonald» won a Canadian Comedy Award (Best Taped Live Performance — The Minnesota Wrecking Crew).