DSI Comedy Theater Welcomes Kevin McDonald to the Cat's Cradle, 6/21
DSI Comedy Theater will bring Kevin McDonald, of Kids in the Hall, to the Cat's Cradle this summer. On Friday, June 21, McDonald takes the mic and the stage at the Cat's Cradle, 300 East Main Street. He will be joined by a line-up of some of North Carolina's most talented stand-up comedians and improvisers. The show starts at 8 p.m.with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. They are available at www.catscradle.com and www.dsicomedy.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. The popular television series of the same name ran from 1988-1995. He has created some of the series' signature characters including 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'sInvader 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 asDeath Comes to Town on CBC.
"We are thrilled to present Kevin McDonald in Carrboro," said Executive Producer Zach Ward. "Not only will the Kids in the Hall Alum be performing a night of comedy, but he will be offering a weekend 'Improv to Sketch' Master Class in comedy writing at DSI, an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for comedians and North Carolina comedy fans to work with a childhood hero and legend in Sketch Comedy."