Friday, March 6th 2020 | 7:00pm
What’s it like being a comedy writer? Are you always laughing? Are there snacks? In brief: challenging, no and occasionally. Join Kevin White as he shares what goes into making successful and unsuccessful TV comedies because he’s done both. Having written and show-run comedies such as THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES, CORNER GAS, SCHITT’S CREEK and KIM’S CONVENIENCE, Kevin will take us behind the scenes to describe how an idea is developed into a half hour of award-winning TV comedy. Or more often, a half hour of comedy most people have never heard of. Come share some laughs, some awkward pauses and if we’re lucky, snacks.
Kevin White has written and show run some of Canada’s top scripted television comedies including This Hour has 22 Minutes, Corner Gas, Schitt’s Creek and Kim’s Convenience. In 2018, Kevin and the other Kim’s Convenience producers took home the Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy Series and in 2016, Kevin was lucky enough to win the same award for Schitt’s Creek. Kevin grew up in Ottawa but now lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. He also enjoys swimming, playing piano (just learning), and falling off a windsurfer.