Interviews

Kevin McDonald on Writing For SNL, His Favorite Characters, and Another Possible Kids in the Hall Tour

Kevin McDonald has a face and voice that are practically built for comedy. The Canadian funny man is gifted with a unique and rubber-faced countenance that he's adroitly twisted into wild, unusual, and comical expressions aplenty.

Paired with McDonald's often shrill and manic-sounding vocal talents, he's always brought a sorta wiry and neurotic vibe to the characters he's played in movies, TV shows, and (of course) as an original member of The Kids in the Hall.

A founding member of the legendary five-person sketch comedy troupe, whose landmark show aired for five seasons on North American airwaves, McDonald portrayed such memorable recurring roles as Sir Simon Milligan, The King of Empty Promises, Darcy Pennell, and Jerry Sizzler.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.