Canadian actor and comedian Kevin McDonald is best known for being a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Kevin moved to LA California at seven years old. He later moved back to Toronto where he met his comedy partner Dave Foley at an improv class, later forming a duo called The Kids in the Hall, which included Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson.
The Kids in the Hall had their own TV show on CBC in Canada and HBO and CBS in the United States from 1988 to 1995. The show featured both surreal and satirical sketches, involving cross-dressing, absurd characters and recurring catchphrases. A few of Kevin McDonald’s most memorable characters include the Head Crusher, Sir Simon Milligan, the King of Empty Promises and Buddy Cole. In addition to being nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, their show Kids in the Hall won two Gemini Awards.
Once Kids in the Hall ended, Kevin McDonald continued to work as an actor and writer in different TV and film projects. He starred in (and co-wrote) the Kids in the Hall movie “Brain Candy” in 1996. He also appeared in movies such as Galaxy Quest, Sky High, Lilo & Stitch and The Godson. He has done voice work for animated shows Invader Zim, Catscratch and Phineas and Ferb. He’s written for and acted in shows such as The Martin Short Show, Carpoolers and Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town. In addition to performing stand-up comedy, he’s toured with The Kids in the Hall in several different reunion shows.
Kevin McDonald has been very open about his personal life and his struggles, specifically his relationship with his alcoholic father, who passed in 2004. He has used his father as the inspiration for some of his sketches, including Daddy Drank and Girl Drink Drunk. He also created a one-man show called Hammy and the Kids, which explored his father’s life and death. He has been married and divorced once, with no children.
About the Show
Get ready for a weekend filled with fun and excitement at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza! This annual event is taking place on November 24-26, 2023 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Convention Center in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
Families will love exploring the 30,000-square-foot venue, filled with vendors selling comic books, collectibles, cards, and more. But that’s not all – the event also features celebrity appearances, live music, standup comedy, karaoke, and much more.
If you’re planning on attending the entire weekend, make sure to take advantage of the special hotel deals! For just $99 a night, you can get VIP admission to the event, as well as enjoy all the amenities the Boxboro Regency Hotel has to offer. Most rooms come equipped with mini-fridges and balconies overlooking the indoor pool, and high-end suites even have separate living rooms and sofa beds.
During your stay, you can take advantage of the hotel’s restaurant, fitness center, and other facilities like free WiFi, free parking, and disabled access. The hotel also offers an airport shuttle and on-site business services, like a computer, printer, and fax. If you’re looking for even more dining options, the hotel’s Minuteman Grille American Pub is a must-try, and there are several other nearby restaurants to choose from.