IMPROVable Cause with Kevin McDonald of "The Kids in the Hall" at Vinyl Music Hall
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KEVIN MCDONALD- of The Kids In The Hall at Vinyl Music Hall
Indie Art Council Pensacola WELCOMES COMEDY ICON KEVIN MCDONALD
With Special Guests: Improvable Cause- Pensacola's Longest Running And ONLY Professional Improv Comedy Troupe!
“The Kids in the Hall” co-founder will present an exclusive sketch comedy writing and performing workshop as well as a public, ticketed performance as a prelude to the 2020 Pensacola Comedy Festival
The workshop, taking place from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn from and work with one of the founding members of one of the most successful and beloved comedy troupes of all time. More than just a lecture, attendees will actually work on creating comedy material with McDonald in the second half of the workshop, and will perform on stage with him at Vinyl Music Hall during the evening show, a truly invaluable experience.
In addition to performing with his workshop attendees, McDonald will perform solo material during the evening performance. Pensacola’s own improv comedy troupe, Improvable Cause, will open the show.
Enrollment in the workshop is limited to 30 people and is first-come, first-served. The cost is $125 via PayPal to IndieArtsPensacola@gmail.com, or directly from a member of Indie Art Council Pensacola.
A portion of proceeds will benefit Indie Art Council Pensacola and its future projects, including the 2020 Pensacola Comedy Festival, which is planned for January.
ABOUT KEVIN MCDONALD: 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. 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,” “Sky High,” “Epic Movie” and the Kids in the Hall’s feature, “Brain Candy.”
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 “Invader Zim,” “The Angry Beavers,” “Catscratch,” “Lilo and Stitch: The Series” 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 INDIE ART COUNCIL PENSACOLA: Indie Art Council Pensacola exists to foster and promote independent arts and cooperation between independent artists in Pensacola and the surrounding areas of the Gulf Coast. The council was founded in 2019 and is in the process of registering as a nonprofit. Membership will soon be open to all artists and supporters of the arts throughout the Pensacola area. For more information, visit facebook.com/indieartpcola.
Workshop tickets are $125, limited to 30 attendees, and available from an Indie Art Council Pensacola member or via PayPal. Email IndieArtsPensacola@gmail.com. to reserve your slot. Tickets for the evening's public, ticketed performance are available exclusively at vinylmusichall.com Seating is limited so get yours now!
IndieArtsPensacola@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/indieartpcola.