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.
Well known to fans as a member of the famed sketch comedy troupe
The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average
comedic talent. After being discovered by SNL’s Lorne Michaels in
the late eighties, The Kids in the Hall television series ran from 1988
to 1995 on CBC in Canada, and on HBO and CBS in the United
States. After The Kids left television in 1995, Scott and the boys went
on to write and star in their own feature film “BRAIN CANDY,” which
is a cult favorite today.
Thompson also appeared as a regular for three years on the
revolutionary comedy series The Larry Sanders Show as Brian, Hank
Kingsley’s assistant. In addition, he played a recurring role as Elliot
the dog baker on NBC’s Providence and then in 2001 produced and
co-wrote the Showtime documentary Uncle Saddam. During this
time he made numerous guest appearances on other shows such as
Politically Incorrect and Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien.
In 2004, he hosted the Genie Awards in Canada and then went
undercover as former war correspondent, Danny Husk on The Husk
Report on Fashion TV. In 2005, he hosted the landmark reality series
My Fabulous Gay Wedding for Global Canada and Logo in the US.
He took on the host’s role once more the following year with the CBC
series Pop Up Royals as Queen Elizabeth and starred in the popular
television movie ‘Prom Queen.’
Thompson along with fellow writer Paul Bellini is the author of ‘ Buddy
Babylon: The Autobiography of Buddy Cole’, an outrageous memoir
of one of Thompson’s most famous characters, Buddy Cole. He has
appeared in such feature films as ‘’Ron Ronnie Run’, ‘The Pacifier’
and ‘Mickey Blue Eyes.’
In 2008 the Kids took off on the road once again with a brand
new show consisting entirely of new material. The venture was
so successful and creatively rewarding that the quintet decided to
create a new television show which became an eight-part mini-series
entitled ‘Death Comes to Town’ which aired earlier this year on CBC
in Canada and on IFC in the United States.
Lately Scott has been touring as a stand-up comic and appearing
in such series as ‘Reno 911’, Tim and Eric Awesome Show’ and
Carpoolers’. He has worked on various animation projects as well,
lending his voice talents to such series as ‘Aqua Teen Hunger
Force’, ‘Roboroach’ and ‘The Simpson’s’.
He also regularly hits the boards with various one man shows.
His latest is called Scottastrophe’ and it has toured all over North
America. Scott hosts the popular podcast ‘Scott Free’ on iTunes.and
over the holidays this year he starred onstage in Toronto in Beauty
and the Beast, a traditional English Pantomime.
He has just finished two short films which he produced, wrote and
starred in called ’Fifty Two’ and ‘’Four Pounds’.
Scott’s latest project is the graphic novel ‘The Hollow Planet’, based
on Thompson’s original screenplay about his mustachioed alter ego,
Danny Husk which was published on Dec.1st from IDW Press and
Frozen Beach Publishing.
He recently wrote and starred in a half hour comedy special for CTV
in Canada called ‘The Queen’s Toast’ and is about to embark on
a three month comedy tour with his Kid in the Hall partner Kevin
Mcdonald in a show entitled “Two Kids One Hall.”
As well he is an active presence on the Web with a website called
www.newscottland.com , a blog entitled www.fruitblog.blogspot.com
and a Twitter account where he frequently vents his spleen and yet
somehow has never had to officially apologize to anyone. Tick Tick.
Scott currently resides in Toronto and Los Angeles.