The Kids in the Hall

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The Kids in the Hall

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Get ready for sketch comedy...Canadian style! The Kids In The Hall are a hilarious sketch comedy troupe. They got their name from a comedian named Jack Benny, who would often end a joke by saying: "I got this from the kids in the hall", referring to the amateur comedians who would hang around outside his office. KITH was formed in 1984 when McCulloch and McKinney, who had worked together in Calgary as part of a group named the Audience, teamed up with Foley and McDonald's Toronto-based group, KITH. Thompson officially joined in January 1985. That same year, McCulloch and McKinney were hired as writers for NBC's Saturday Night Live after a talent scout saw KITH in performance. Significantly, SNL had also been created by Michaels, himself an ex-patriate Canadian living and producing in New York. Still in 1985, Foley appeared in the film High Stakes, and Thompson and McDonald toured with Second City. In 1986, KITH were reunited in Toronto and Michaels finally saw them perform. He immediately envisaged a television project around them. In 1987, he moved KITH to New York and, paying each member $150 per week, had them perform in comedy clubs, write new material, and rehearse sketches. In 1988, Michaels produced their HBO special. The regular series followed. The TV show lasted between 1989-1994 for 5 seasons on the CBC in Canada and on HBO and CBS in the U.S. After the TV show, the Kids went on to different projects, one movie, and 2 tours. One in 2000, and one in 2002. Awards Won the 1993 Golden Rose Award at the Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival, 1993. 1993 Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program. 1994 Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program. 1994 CableACE Nomination: Best Comedy Series 1995 Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program. The show currently airs on Comedy Central. You can see it every other week late at night on Tuesday nights/Wednesday mornings, 2AM-4AM (EST)moreless
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    Comedy

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    Satire, 90s, quirky characters, outrageous situations, Sketch