Kevin McDonald at NCT

Kevin McDonald at National Comedy Theatre Phoenix

Love the art of comedy and want to learn more? Kevin McDonald brings his copious, award winning experience of Acting in Sketch Comedy to help YOU… with Acting in Sketch Comedy! He is hosting two workshops at National Comedy Theatre Phoenix, on Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th. Are you wanting to sit back, relax, and laugh until you have abs? Don’t worry, Kevin will have a show, “My Best of My Podcast” on Saturday April 6th at 7:30pm. The show is open to everyone over the age of 18, tickets are $15.

Learn all about Sketch Comedy from one of his workshops:

Kevin McDonald: Acting in Sketch Comedy Workshop

Saturday April 6th 10am- 5:30pm | Cost: $180

In this class Kids in the Hall founder Kevin McDonald will coach participants through acting in selected sketches as well as provide a comprehensive view of sketch comedy in general and the Kids in the Hall approach, specifically. (Plus Kevin will tell a ton of exciting stories about the Kids in the Hall, Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels and more!)

Kevin McDonald: Premise of Sketch Workshop

Sunday April 7th 1:00pm – 5:00pm |Cost: $90

Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall helps YOU with YOUR sketch! Participants come prepared with a one line premise for a comedy sketch like “What if a guy was $10 short of being a millionaire?”

Kevin McDonald gives an insightful overview of sketch comedy writing and techniques. Followed by one on one interaction, discussing your premise with specific and personalized notes on how to write them up. In the last half hour of the workshop, Kevin McDonald will pick one premise and the group will work together to create an outline for that sketch in a master class of how to construct a sketch premise.

Spots are limited for the workshops.  Register Here


“I loved participating in Sketch in a Day workshops with Kevin McDonald when he came to NCT a couple of years back. As a big fan of the Kids in the Hall and sketch comedy it was very exciting to get Kevin’s unique perspective on comedy and writing. He gives each student one on one attention and really insightful notes. I am looking forward to the all new workshops Kevin is presenting this weekend… I have learned so much about sketch and comedy from him already, I can’t wait to hear his take on acting and premise. I also love taking his workshops as a one of a kind opportunity to laugh with one of my comedy heroes and hear his awesome stories about the Kids in the Hall, Lorne Michales and all the cool projects he has done… I even made HIM laugh a few times, and that is priceless!” – Krissy Lenz

“Kevin Mcdonald is a LEGEND in the comedy world, and  has created very accessible opportunities for anyone interested in comedy. For anyone who want to study and create comedy, these workshops are invaluable.  Not only do you get Kevin’s unique insights into his years of experience working in and around Hollywood, you will get honest and amazing critique from one of the founders of the most iconic sketch comedy teams that ever existed. If that’s not enough, he does so in a way that is fun and engaging.   You will learn and laugh all at the same time.”- Dorian Lenz

About Kevin McDonald: 

A 2019 honoree of the prestigious Canadian Icon Award – 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.

About National Comedy Theatre Phoenix:

National Comedy Theatre (NCT) has been delighting Valley audiences with hilarious, spontaneous and interactive Improv Comedy Shows, workshops, classes and corporate events since 2008! NCT is very excited to be welcoming audiences, and Kevin McDonald to their new digs at 214 W Main Street in Downtown Mesa, between Oro Brewery and Worth Takeaway! Laugh with NCT at Improv Comedy Shows EVERY Friday and Saturday night – All Ages performances at 7:30pm and Slightly Uncensored Improv at 9:45pm. Learn the art of comedy and improv with NCT at workshops and classes for adults, teens, tweens and kids. Lean on NCT for entertainment at YOUR next event!

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