KEVIN MCDONALD HEADLINES THE JOHNNY D’S UPTOWN RESTAURANT & MUSIC CLUB ON MAY 18TH

Somerville, MA– From Kids in the Hall, Kevin McDonald with special guests Ken Reid and ImprovBoston is set to perform Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club on Thursday May 18th, 2013 at 8:30pm

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.

Johnny D’s is a Boston institution owned and operated by the DeLellis family since 1969. On any given night you may see Cajun fiddle masters from Louisiana, British folk stars, or some of Boston’s finest rockers. Over the years, they have had an almost endless list of the best acts in the world, including the greatest names in jazz, blues, folk, rock, international music and now-comedy!

Bill Blumenreich presents A Night of Stand-Up and Improv with Kevin McDonald

Thursday May 18th, 2013 at 8:30pm

Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club is located at 17 Holland St. in Somerville, MA

Tickets: $24, 21+ show

For more information about the Johnny D’s and other great events visit http://www.johnnyds.com/