30 Helens Agree the Return of ‘The Kids in the Hall’ Is a Cause for Celebration

The Kids in the Hall, perhaps one of the queerest comedy ensemble shows to hit the airwaves, in particular because of the epic comedic stylings of Scott Thompson will be returning for an 8 episode run on Amazon Prime with SNL’s Lorne Michaels returning to produce.

The principals: Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney Dave Foley, and Kevin McDonald were all aToronto Based comedians had a number of other comedians come and go but when the openly gay Scott Thompson was invited to join in January 1985, the group had its final form.

Michaels produced the show beginning in 1987 when he left the other legendary comedy ensemble he created, Saturday Night Live in 1989.

The Hollywood Reporter reportsAmazon has greenlit eight episodes of the Canadian sketch-comedy series. The five members of the comedy troupe — Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson — will join with executive producer Lorne Michaels for a continuation of the show, which originally ran from 1988-95 in Canada and the U.S. The new Kids in the Hall will be the first Canadian original series for Amazon’s Prime Video streaming platform. A premiere date hasn’t been set. Past episodes of the series are available for purchase on Amazon but aren’t currently included in the Prime Video package.

“Even after 30 years, The Kids in the Hall has retained its brilliance and originality,” Michaels said Thursday in a statement. “We are happy to be bringing back all of the original Kids for the new series.”

 

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