Comedian, actor, director, and “Kids in the Hall” founder/alum, Kevin McDonald, brings his unique humor and improv skills to The Space this April for an exclusive performance on Sunday, April 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available now online at www.thespacelv.com.
McDonald will also teach two workshops at The Space while in Las Vegas 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. Limited to 20 students, McDonald will teach class-goers the ins and outs of the improv and comedy he made famous in the hit show “Kids in the Hall” and give participants the opportunity to perform with him live during his show on Sunday. Improv aficionados can join McDonald for a one or two day workshop (choice is theirs) to learn how to write sketches through improvisation – just like the Kids in the Hall used to do. He will talk about the secrets of writing comedy sketches and teach the Kids in the Hall process of coming up with an idea and turning it into a sketch through improvisational rehearsal. Participants will be perform and write (through improv) with McDonald supervising – all that is needed is a pen and paper. Participants who sign up for both days of the workshop will be included in McDonald’s performance on Sunday night. For more information on taking this once in a lifetime workshop please email [email protected], to purchase tickets to the Sunday night performance visit www.thespacelv.com.
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.
The Space, the brainchild of Las Vegas entertainer and philanthropist Mark Shunock and Vegas’ new community-driven, charity-based arts complex, is a haven for all arts and artists in Las Vegas and designed to accommodate a wide variety of events including the award-winning Mondays Dark, plays, musicals, intimate concerts, readings, workshops of all kinds, ancillary fundraising events, parties and photo shoots. Featuring state-of-the-art technology and a convenient location with ample parking, The Space offers featured charities additional community space and multi-level sponsorship opportunities to local businesses. Furthermore, The Space offers a variety of kid-friendly productions and youth programs like “Kids in the Space,” which offers classes and workshops to the youth in Las Vegas. The arts complex features a 3,000 sq. ft. raw performance space, a black box theater, two rehearsal studios, podcast/recording studio, and a vintage piano bar and lounge. For more information on The Space, please visit www.thespacelv.com, like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSpaceLV, or follow on Instagram and Twitter @TheSpaceLV.