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A Weekend With Kevin McDonald

December 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

AWCS is super excited to welcome, comedian and sketch comedy writer, Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall, for two exceptional sketch writing workshops.

It All Begins With a Premise

Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 1pm-5pm

Come join Kevin McDonald, the weakest member of the Kids in the Hall – which is still a good thing – the other 4 are so strong – for an afternoon workshop where Kevin teaches how to turn your premise for a comedy sketch into an actual comedy sketch. All the student has to do is bring in a one-line premise for a comedy sketch like “What if a guy was $10 short of being a millionaire?” And Kevin will tell you the Kids in the Hall secrets of turning that premise into a real comedy sketch. Kevin will also probably tell a few Kids in the Hall anecdotes. Probably too many anecdotes. You may have to say “Kevin! Stop telling us anecdotes!”

Perfecting the Comedy Sketch

Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 11am-4pm

Having enjoyed his Saturday workshop, the Kids in the Hall’s Kevin McDonald is back for another workshop on Sunday. Students from the Saturday workshop will have gotten homework and turned their premises into full comedy sketches overnight. On Sunday, you will read them out loud and Kevin will give notes and then all the students, will have time to re-write their sketches in class (everyone brings a laptop) and Kevin will give notes on the re-writes. And Kevin guarantees that by the end of the day, every sketch will be as good as a Kids in the Hall sketch. He’s lying about “guaranteeing” it – but he will try his best. Kevin promises that the workshop will be fun and that he will not nap during it.


December 1, 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Alexandra Writers Centre
460, 1721, 29th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2T 6T7 Canada