The Kids in the Hall series debuted as a one-hour pilot special which aired on HBO and CBC Television in 1988 and began airing as a weekly series from July 21st 1989 on HBO and September 14th the same year on CBC.
In the TV Show and the stage shows Kevin portrays several popular characters such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan and Jerry Sizzler. A frequent running gag was that Kevin is the least popular member of the group and always struggling not to get kicked out.
In the U.S. the first three seasons were on HBO before it moved to CBS in 1993 where it stayed for two more seasons airing late on Friday nights. The troupe ended the five season run of the show in 1994.
The guys followed the show up with a the motion picture Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy. The film follows the usuers of a new antidepressant, GLeeMONEX. The drug, rushed into production to help failing company Roritor Pharmaceuticals, after it's inital over night success has devestating effects on all those involved. Kevin is the main protagonist, Chris Cooper, the inventor of the drug who gets swept up in the resultant fame that follows the success of his invention. Unfortunately the high concept movie met with poor critical reception and was a bomb at the box office.
During the filming of Brain Candy the troupe were already in the throes of a split. Dave Foley was the least involved in the ptroduction of the movie as he was starring in popuar sit-com News Radio.
Since 2000 Kevin and the other members of Kids in the Hall have reunited for a number of tours and televised performances. The troupe played the 2007 Just For Laughs Festival, where McDonald also performed his one and a half man show Hammy and the Kids with Craig Northey, based on his two dysfunctional families, featuring stories based on life with his father "Hammy" and The Kids in the Hall.
In between working with the other kids Kevin has appeared in many television and cinema favourites. He can be found in episodes of Friends, The Drew Carey Show, Ellen, Clerks:Animated and Arrested Development. He can also be seen in the recurring role of Pastor Dave in That '70's Show.
In 2006, he hosted a CBC Television special, Sketch with Kevin McDonald, featuring several of Canada's best-known sketch comedy troupes. The special received two award nominations in the Canadian Comedy Awards for the Best Taped Live Performance catagory.
He also works extenisivly in the voice over world. In these stakes he will be best known as Almighty Tallest Purple in cult favourite Invader Zim. In cinema he can be heard as the voice behind Pleakley in Disney classic Lilo and Stitch and all it's sequels, spin off and games.
2010 saw the Kids return to the television with a series heavily influenced by the U.K.'s own cult series The League of Gentlemen. Death Comes to Town was an eight episode mini series that deviated from the troupes usual sketch format and featured a story that had the residents of fictional town Shuckton, Ontario cope with the murder of their mayor and try and discover who the killer is.
It was announced recently the Kids will be returning to our screens on Amazon Prime with a new series of their original sketch show. Eight episodes have been ordered and will be the first Canadian Amazon Original show. At time of writing no air date has been set.
For more information on Kevin and The Kids in the Hall I highly recommend that book "The Kids in the Hall - One Dumb Guy" by Paul Myers which I would imagine has had much more effort put into it than this post has.