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Comedian and actor Kevin McDonald is best known for co-founding and performing with the Kids in the Hall sketch-comedy troupe. Through their gleefully absurd premises, non-sequitur endings and wild-eyed commitment to characters, KITH revived sketch comedy in the 1990s and kicked off a new golden age of sketch shows like Mr. Show With Bob and David.

This weekend, KITH fans and novice improvisers alike will have the opportunity not just to see McDonald perform live, but also to sign up for a two-day intensive sketch-writing program with him at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse.

“We’re pretty excited for Kevin McDonald to be gracing the stage,” says Voodoo producer/improviser Justin Franzen. “He’s someone that I’ve admired since I was a kid. Being able to take his class and share the stage with him are two things I never thought I’d say that I get to do. Throughout this whole process, he’s been great to work with.”

McDonald will begin the weekend tonight at 9 p.m. at Voodoo, 1260 22nd Street, with a special edition of The Couch, Denver’s only improvised therapy session. He’s also scheduled to perform his own improvised sketch show tomorrow night starting at 8 p.m. Tickets for both shows are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The sketch-writing workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday; the fee is $300. For information and reservations, visit
Fri., May 2, 8 p.m., 2014


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