E33: “The 80s Ruined Movies” A Delightful Conversation with Kids in the Hall’s Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald

This week we have a bit of a weird offering for you… this week its the podcast where a humble improv comedian and a comedy legend sit down to talk about the 80s movies he hates, really hates, loves and thinks are over rated… but even though he declares the 80s to be the decade that ruined movies, Kevin McDonald has some wonderful things to say as he sits down with Krissy for an 80s Movies Q & A

THIS is Episode 33: A Q & A with Kevin McDonald

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Meet the Guest

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.

Check out this YouTube montage of classic Kevin McDonald bits… Most Kids in the Hall sketches have been taken down recently, but Kevin says that the Kids in the Hall library should be back online again soon…

Of course, we miss Nathan terribly this week. So we continue to highly recommend checking out the most recent Voyage Trekkers!

What’s Next?

Next up on the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast is… an ACTUAL 80s Movie! A hard to find one… a WEIRD one…

IMDB Says… well… IMDB says only –  Psychics hired to find lost temple…


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