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Sketch Comedy Workshop with Kevin McDonald
Join sketch comedy legend Kevin McDonald for a weekend of learning and comedy.
This class is a 2 day workshop from 10:00 – 6:00 on Saturday Dec 1st and Sunday Dec 2nd with a show at the Havana Theatre at 7:30 Sunday night. Start the day with talking about the basics of sketch comedy and comedy writing, then learn the old Kids in the Hall method of writing comedy sketches through improv. We follow that by playing warm up games that lead into thinking naturally about writing and performing at the same time. Then the class is split into groups and each group to improvises a scene. After each scene the class talks about them, gives notes and figures out how the scenes could develop into a whole sketch. Then when all the improvised scenes are done, each group works to turn every scene that was improvised, into a fully developed comedy sketch. By the end of the day, we will have 4 to 7 completely new sketches.
And on Sunday night, students get to do a show! Kevin will start the show with around 25 minutes of stand-up, and then the two-day students do their new sketches that they created that day.
So join in on this fantastic sketch comedy opportunity, and learn how to hone your comedy from a Canadian comedy legend!