Arcade Academy



Arcade Comedy Theater offers workshops for beginner and advanced improvisers on a variety of subjects, inspiring performers to continue their education and approach the art of improv from different directions. Workshops have been taught by nationally-known improvisers and instructors, including Kevin McDonald, Laura Hall, Rick Hall, Jimmy Carrane, Paul Grondy, Chris Trew, Tami Nelson, Rob Belushi, Tim Stoltenberg, Susan Messing, Rachel Mason and more.


Workshop Schedule



How To Create a Sketch Show


Work with the legendary Kids in the Hall comedian Kevin McDonald in this two-day workshop that will have you crafting your own sketches into a full production. The weekend includes lectures on sketch comedy theory, both in the writing and production stages, spread throughout work sessions where you’ll receive notes and direction from Kevin. It’s a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves kind of experience that has you working alongside your friends and colleagues to put on a new sketch show that debuts Sunday night at the Arcade!

The workshop cost covers 12 hours of workshop time, with a break for lunch each day, as well as a ticket to both the Kevin McDonald Show on Saturday night and the Kevin McDonald Sketch Workshop Show on Sunday night.

Saturday & Sunday, Nov 19-20

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday + 7:00 PM Show
Registration $200 ($180 before 11/6)
No prerequisites — but some experience writing sketch comedy is encouraged

Laura and Rick Hall