Kevin McDonald’s Kevin McDonald Show (LIVE PODCAST RECORDING)

Kevin McDonald’s Kevin McDonald Show (LIVE PODCAST RECORDING)

Kevin McDonald, Ted Leo, Rachel Dratch, Part of the New York Comedy Festival

Tue · November 1, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Kevin McDonald's Kevin McDonald Show
Kevin McDonald's Kevin McDonald Show
“A major success.” -The AV Club

“Pairs the type of sketch comedy that made Kids in the Hall such a cult phenomenon with guests that don’t often make the podcast rounds.” -Paste

Kevin McDonald (The Kids In The Hall) performs a live old-school variety hour that features famous friends, musical acts, new sketches, and uninhibited tomfoolery!
Kevin McDonald
Kevin McDonald
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, 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.”

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 as “Death Comes to Town” on CBC.
Ted Leo
Ted Leo
Since the early '90s, Ted Leo has been one of the most progressive forces in East Coast independent music, with a unique combination of punk and folk, soul and hardcore, and tradition and experimentation. Originally part of the late-'80s New York hardcore scene, Leo was a founding member of Citizen's Arrest and went on to play with Animal Crackers, Chisel, Puzzlehead, and the Sin-Eaters. He is best known as the frontman of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists with whom he recorded six full-length studio albums. In 2013, Leo formed the indie rock duo The Both with Aimee Mann.
Rachel Dratch
Rachel Dratch
Rachel grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. For you history buffs, Lexington is where the American Revolutionary war began. Along with her parents, Rachel also grew up with her brother Dan, who became a comedy writer. She also grew up with a bunch of funny girls from Lexington who kept her laughing and provided excellent comedy training. She still counts the Lexington Ladies among her best friends to this day! Rachel attended Dartmouth College, where she majored in Drama and Psychology. While in college she was part of the improv group Said and Done. On a trip with the group to Chicago, Rachel first saw The Second City and Improvolympic. After college, she moved to Chicago to give the whole improv thing a try.

She stayed in Chicago for 9 years, eventually getting into the Second City Touring Company and then the Mainstage. On the Mainstage she co-wrote and performed in 4 revues: Pinata Full of Bees, Citizen Gates, Paradigm Lost, and Promisekeepers, Losers, Weepers. For the latter two, she received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress in a Revue. While at Second City Rachel had the pleasure of working with Adam McKay, Tina Fey, Scott Adsit, and Kevin Dorff, among many other talents. At the tail end of her time on the Mainstage, she was spotted by the producers of Saturday Night Live and was invited to go to New York to auditon. She didn’t get the job that year! So she moved to LA. That summer she and friend Tina Fey wrote and performed the sketch show Dratch and Fey, which they performed in Chicago (and later at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NY.) Rachel got to audition for SNL a second time and that year she got the job! She joined the cast of SNL in the fall of ’99 and was with the show for seven seasons.

Since leaving SNL Rachel has done various tv, film and theater projects.
Part of the New York Comedy Festival
Part of the New York Comedy Festival
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Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/