The Kids In The Hall

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Original run: 24 Oct 1989 – 15 Apr 1995

Country of origin: Canada

Genre: Comedy, Sketch/Improv

Network: CBC CA

Watched by: 31 of 706 952 0%

Total running time: 4 days 13 hours

Episode duration: 60 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.3 of 10 8 687

MyShows rating: 4.5 of 5 6


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...

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