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Comedy Writing with Kevin McDonald

Comedy Writing with Kevin McDonald

Saturday, May 19 2018 | 10am - 6pm

Location: WFG Black Lodge
Registration Fee: 150 – 175
Instructor: Kevin McDonald

WFG Black Lodge | Saturday, May 19 2018 | 10am – 6pm 

Come join a new workshop with Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall (that’s who he says he is anyway). In this workshop, you will each bring a script of a comedy sketch or scene from a short film (with comedy in it), that you have written. Please bring enough copies for each character in the sketch, one for someone to read stage directions and one for Kevin. For example – if the sketch has 4 characters, bring 6 copies.

 After Kevin talks  a little about writing comedy sketches and short films, we will read all the sketches and Kevin will give notes – as only a man who had a sketch comedy show in the 90’s can. (Hopefully his notes won’t be “Can there be more references to Soundgarden?”). You will then have an hour or two to re-write your sketches – with Kevin’s help (If he isn’t too busy, listening to old Soundgarden albums). So bring your laptops to the workshop. Then we will re-read the newly written sketches and Kevin will give more notes. 

So come to Kevin’s workshop/show – where he will also tell many Kids in the Hall anecdotes. Probably too many. You will  probably end up asking him to stop telling Kids in the Hall anecdotes.” Oh ya, there’s an hour for lunch. Yay!

Kevin McDonald Bio:

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded 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.

For further information, please contact milos@winnipegfilmgroup.com

 

REFUND POLICY

Notice Given:                                           Eligible for:

At least 7 days prior to start date             Full refund

7 days to 48 hours prior to start date     Full refund less 20% administration fee

Less than 48 hours prior to start date     No refund

-The Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to cancel any course where the minimum registration has not been met. Anyone registered for a course that has been cancelled is eligible for a full refund, Cancelled course fees may also be used towards any other Winnipeg Film Group training programs.

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