Cheaters In Love is Kevin McDonald's rock opera about, love, cheating, Kids in the Hall, New York and the 90s. And it's funny. And Kevin sings! Oh, that's a bad thing. But Kevin will be joined by several fellow performers who can sing, along with live musical accompaniment, and that's a good thing. Additional performers to be announced! $25
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Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall as he brings his sold out workshop back to SF Sketchfest for an incredible fifth year. Through this seven hour intensive, Kevin will teach a small group of actors how to write comedy through performance and use improv as a writing tool. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to write sketches through improv.The workshop will warm up with improv games to help sharpen storytelling skills, and evolve until students are doing their own improvised scenes in small groups. You will then take these improvised scenes, work on them and make them into full comedy sketches. Kevin will go from group to group, helping and guiding with the "writing" of each scene. Each group will then have the opportunity to present their sketch. After getting notes, revising and presenting the scenes again, the workshop will end with the groups going off and actually finalizing their scenes. The now fully written scenes will be performed one last time for everyone. This workshop will improve your acting and writing skills, and will teach you how both skills work in unison to create great scenes and hilarious comedy. And if prompted, Kevin will tell lots of stories about the Kids in the Hall.
Please note this is a two day event:
Day 1 is Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 2 is Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
Feb 16th Podcast taping: http://phitcomedy.com/shows/
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Learn The Kids in the Hall method of writing sketches through improv from Kevin McDonald!
Sea Tea Comedy Theater is proud to bring sketch comedy legend Kevin McDonald back to Hartford for a master class and a show!
This master class starts with the basics of sketch comedy and comedy writing, to games that lead to thinking naturally about writing & performing at the same time. Groups of students begin to improvise and Kevin's notes on those improvised scenes will lead to figuring out how the scenes could develop into fully developed comedy sketches.
By the end of the day on Saturday, Kevin and the students in this class will have written 4 to 7 completely new comedy sketches.
New For This Year: A Whole Second Day! Students will have option of choosing just the Satuday workshop, or Saturday ANDSunday! The sketches created by the 2-day students will appear in the Sunday night show, with each 2-day student appearing in at least one sketch.
An important note from Kevin: "I will probably also bore the students with Kids in the Hall anecdotes throughout. Sorry about that."
Saturday 2/24 Workshop: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm with a one-hour break for lunch
Sunday 2/25 Workshop (2-Day Students Only): 10:00 am to 5:30 pm with a one-hour break for lunch
Sunday 2/25 Performance: 7:00 pm - A big show featuring stand-up comedy by Kevin McDonald, sketch comedy by & featuring the 2-day students, and an improv show with Kevin McDonald!
This is a full weekend of comedy writing, improvising, and performing with Kevin McDonald!
Kevin McDonald is a founding member of the legendary Canadian sketch comedy group, The Kids in the Hall. He's been nominated for three Emmys for his comedy writing. His movie credits include Lilo & Stitch and Galaxy Quest. He's appeared on MADtv, Friends, That 70's Show, Seinfeld, and Arrested Development.
Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the best, right here in Hartford!
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Show tickets "An Evening with Kevin McDonald" here
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.
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. He 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@example.com.
When: TUESDAY, Dec. 12th
Time: Doors @ 6:45pm, Curtain @ 7:30pm
Spot: The Alberta Street Theater, 3000 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211
Cost: $15-$25/ticket, depending on when you buy & where you want to sit!
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Master Sketch Writing Workshop with Keven McDonald of "Kids in the Hall"
Saturday, December 9, or Sat-Sun Dec 9-10
A sketch comedy legend returns to the Brody! ENROLLMENT ENDS MONDAY!
Kevin McDonald, a founder and star of the seminal TV sketch show, The Kids in the Hall, returns to the Brody for two days of sketch writing workshops and a performance of student work. This is a rare opportunity to work with and learn from one of the top sketch writers and performers of a generation. Kids in the Hall was a TV hit from 1988-1994, and Kevin has gone on to rack up a huge resume of film and TV credits as a writer, actor, and voice artist. Kids in the Hall continue to perform together in numerous reunion shows and tours.
Learn from Kevin the basics of sketch comedy and comedy writing. Then learn the Kids in the Hall method of writing comedy sketches through improv. You’ll spend the day starting from improvised scenes then working with Kevin until each scene has been transformed into a fully developed comedy sketch. 10am-5:30pm. Cost of this workshop is $225.
Up for a more intensive and varied experience? Enroll for the deluxe two-day event! You’ll be given some homework, come back Sunday, and spend the day developing students’ premises into full sketches, which you’ll perform in a show that night at the Brody, hosted by Kevin, who will also perform with the Brody improv ensemble. 10am-5:30pm plus performance at 7:30pm. Cost for the two-day event is $325.
Prerequisite:Improv experience beyond the introductory level.
Fee: $225.00 for Saturday only / $325 for full 2-day intensive plus performance
KIDS IN THE HALL CO-FOUNDERS DAVE FOLEY AND KEVIN MCDONALD
CONFIRMED TO RECEIVE THE ERNIE KOVACS AWARD AT THE DALLAS VIDEOFEST 30
ON OCTOBER 14
Rare Screening of The Kids Iconic Film Brain Candy and Q&A to Follow Award
Presentation at Alamo Drafthouse - Richardson
Event info here