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Kevin McDonald: ALIVE on 42nd Street

From 38 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful, Quirky

About the show

“The Kids in the Hall” star Kevin McDonald takes to the stage in this new solo show full of stories and songs exploring his life and career. More…

From the show:

Kevin McDonald ALIVE on 42nd Street promises to be a theater event filled to the brim with stories and songs that will give you a look behind the scenes of his life, from his tumultuous relationship with his drunk dad, to his groundbreaking work with “The Kids in the Hall,” to his life and career in the present. Hey, he’s alive and his middle name is “Hamilton,” so he might as well cash in on this theater thing, right?


Member Reviews (38)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful, Quirky
82
Avg Score

74
Fluffy, Disappointing, Dated, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You’re a fan of Kids In The Hall or more specifically, Kevin McDonald. New fresh material, delivered with a smile and a good looking friend.

Don't see it if You’re looking for deeply honest or smart sharp comedy. This is light fluffy fun. Silly. Good for some giggles.

Also It was fun to see Kevin McDonald. I was (am) a big Kids In The Hall fa... Read more Read less

80
Quirky, Nostalgic, Entertaining, Energetic, Hilarious

See it if u were a fan of Kids In The Hall & want to be tickled by an adult in a small recital hall, telling self-deprecating, funny, personal stories

Don't see it if you don't know or don't like Kids In the Hall [This show is strictly for fans!]; you hope for profundity or wholly original, new material.

82
Unusual, Indulgent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you like the voices, faces and wacky comical ways of Kevin as most know from TKITH. He shares reminiscences from the 80's to the present.

Don't see it if you expect him to be someone different - he is the same, just older, and brings his thoughts about the times related to life with some songs

75
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Comedy with stories (past Kids in the Halls) and silly songs.

Don't see it if Do not know Kids in the Hall or who Kevin McDonald is.

83
Funny, Intelligent, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Self-deprecating Canadian-TV actor stands alone in comic form with song. He looks back and names names.Fraught familial relationship is sad.

Don't see it if Funny/sad solo show, but it's the only way to share in his brilliant comedic mind in an intimate space (aboot 40 or so.) Lucky that.

Also Title is a cutting nod to his brief career & is a new work in progress... Read more Read less

69
Ramshackle, Crowd pleasing, Fitfully amusing, Disappointing, Dated

See it if a fan of The Kids in the Hall ( I am); like self-deprecating humor; nostalgia.

Don't see it if not familiar with TKITH; are under 35 years old; want sharp humor; expect a polished production.

Also The audience seemed to enjoy it much more than I did. I did not find i... Read more Read less

76
Funny, Very likable guy

See it if McDonald is kind of warm and fuzzy even when he's yelling F You! in your face. Fun stories, excellent storyteller.Not your typical stand up.

Don't see it if Didn't love the songs-kind of silly & the point is dragged out, w/some Adam Sandleresque rhymes. All in all entertaining but not memorable.

90
Hilarious, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You remember and were a fan of Kids in the Hall, this is a must-see. I and the audience at large were laughing really hard all the way thru

Don't see it if If you don't know Kevin and have never witnessed his smart but wacky comic approach, this might be just a head scratcher for you.

79
Nostalgic, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Kids In The Hall or Kevin McDonald or both. You are interested in one person shows.

Don't see it if You want a show with a plot or don’t like the humor of Kids In The Hall.

86
Delightful, Refreshing, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Lots of laughs & good fun. Kevin MacDonald proves he belongs on the NYC comedy scene. I thoroughly enjoyed his storytelling & songs!

Don't see it if If you don’t like a comedy one-man show, this won’t be for you.

Also Bravo Kevin for your self-deprecating humor as you review your life th... Read more Read less

77
Minor celebrity autobiography, Quirky, Kids in the hall-arious, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of the Canadian comic troupe Kids in the Hall, enjoy disarmingly slight autobiographical stories & songs

Don't see it if you've never heard of Kids in the Hall.

70
Intelligent, Fluffy, Delightful, Funny, Clever

See it if you are "A Kids in the Hall" fan or if you simply want to watch an 80 minute or so comedy act that will make you laugh.

Don't see it if you want to watch a full-scale production and/or if you want to see something serious.

77
So nineteenth, Funny, Great acting, Edgy

See it if Liked his show 30 years ago, Kevin's unique and funny way of presenting himself. Want to go back and be young again

Don't see it if A lot of F. words makes you uncomfortable as well as some "penis" jokes

89
Intelligent, Hilarious, Delightful, Clever, Funny

See it if You're a Kids in the Hall fan or you just like intelligent comedy accompanied by deliberately mediocre (but funny) songs.

Don't see it if Unless you SEVERELY hate Canadian accents or intelligent comedy, there's no real reason to skip this.

69
Messy, Charming, Intimate

See it if If you have seen McDonald's stand-up/solo performance style, and enjoy it. If you are die-hard fan of Kids in the Hall.

Don't see it if You like finely crafted shows. If you want to see a comedian in their hay-day.

Also I went to this because I like McDonald from Kids in the Hall, and I ha... Read more Read less

90
Quirky, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You’re a fan of comedy through stories rather than just stand-up, a fan of TKITH, you like nostalgia, you like behind-the-scenes stories

Don't see it if You’re not a fan if TKITH, are too young to recognize 80s/90s references, don’t like silly, self-deprecating humor

90
Quirky, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are a Kids in the Hall fan!

Don't see it if You don’t like Kids in the Hall.

Also This guy was a hilarious, erratic, ball of energy. I had so much fun. ... Read more Read less

75
Silly, Personal, Funny, Quirky, Clever

See it if See it if you enjoy silly personal humor with some fun songs. Great guitar playing. Kevin has so much energy and is quick with improve

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you’re looking for a big production. If you’re in the front row he is in your face. It’s an enjoyable easy adventure

79
Hilarious, Quirky, Funny

See it if If you Like comedy one person acting about his life. Mostly funny but not all.

Don't see it if One Man show talking about his life . Not always funny

80
Quirky, Hilarious, Indulgent, Funny, Clever

See it if you're a Kids in the Hall fan

Don't see it if you're not a Kids in the Hall fan. I can not imagine seeing this without already being a KitH fan.

90
Funny, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you loved The Kids in the Hall.

Don't see it if you’ve never heard of The Kids in the Hall.

92
Must see, Masterful, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You always thought Kevin was the hot one.

Don't see it if You hate brilliant, self deprecating, at times goofy, at other times dark storytelling by a comedy genius.

97
Entertaining, Absorbing, Hilarious

See it if You are a fan of oddball stand-up and sketch comedy.

Don't see it if You can't handle cringe-inducing laughs.

80
Quirky, Refreshing, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if If you're a fan of The Kids in the Hall he tells some great backstage stories. I was surprised by how highly energetic I was impressed

Don't see it if The humor can get pretty raunchy and if you aren't comfortable with some epithets or perverted jokes it may not be for you.

84
Quirky, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if If you are a kids in the hall fan - A fan of alternative comedy Intelligent comedy

Don't see it if Don’t like stand up comedy


August 28th, 2019
"Review: ‘Kids in the Hall,’ Rehashed for Adults in a Theater: Kevin McDonald, once part of the Canadian comedy troupe, plays for audience nostalgia in ‘Kevin McDonald: Alive on 42nd Street.’"
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