The Kids in the Hall aka Kith, are a Comedy troup from Canada (YAY), they are made up of 5 dudes;
Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson.
The Troup started in 1984 in Toronto. They were
finally picked up by Lorne Michaels (He actully got Bruce and Mark writing jobs for SNL for a year). Michaels helped
them make a pilot for HBO, and then they soon had a show. The troup had 5 seasons, running from 1989-1994. They decided
to break up to go on to different projects.
The name "Kids in the Hall" refers to Jack
Benny. Jack Benny would sometimes take jokes from young writers who stood outside the studio; when he used one of their jokes
he said, "This one's from one of the kids in the hall." They will now be known as the "Kids" for the most likely the rest
of their lives.
Kids in the Hall did have women in their troupe; but they were continually woed away from the troupe for other projects. The
guys felt doing skits only about "guy stuff" would be incredibly boring and limited, so they started playing the women roles
themselves. On stage, the "woman" was designated by some prop - a red sweatshirt, for example - when they got their series,
they realized they would have to make their "women" look and act more convincingly. Some people thought the whole troup was
gay because they dressed up as women. Meh, what do people know, I think they are sexy as women (better as men), eh?
The Kids have done some work together after the end of their show. They made a movie, Brain
Candy, a lot of people had mixed feelings about the movie. It really didn't do so well in the box office, but now
it is selling well. There's also a lot of drama that goes along with the movie. I'm not going to go into it because
well I'd like not to think about it.
The Kids halve also done two tours since then. Both after 2000, there's Same Guys New Dresses
and Tour of Duty. You can buy both of these on DVD. Tour of Duty is just sktches, but SGND is a "Road Movie." both are
great. With SGND you get a feel to how the troup really works. And there are also commentaries with Andy Richter,
Mike Myers, Jason Priedtley, Trey Parker and Matt Stone (w00t).
Hmm I feel as though I'm missing something... Well if you think I'm missing something just tell me.