It’s almost gotten to be a giant chore to write “x series is getting a revival”. Everyone and everything under the sun wants a piece of the pie. While a lot of it is a cash-grab at this point, it hasn’t fully brought in the sketch comedy world. Sure, Netflix had With Bob & David, which was lots of fun, but there hasn’t been a ton past that. So, today’s exciting new points to there being a possible changing of the tide there, while also being incredibly exciting. Both if you’re Canadian or someone who voraciously consumed content on Comedy Central, in the 90’s. Of course, I’m talking about Kids in the Hall.
The fine people at Amazon have decided what the world needs now is a heaping dose of weird. Or, at least, as much weirdness as can be contained in 8 episodes. Scott Thompson, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Dave Foley and Bruce McCullouch are all coming back for what’s being described as a “new season”. It doesn’t matter the form or shape, really, just having this gang back again is special. The 70’s, 80’s and 90’s were huge when it came to the television sketch comedy world. Something that’s gone by the wayside, these days.
If I had to be a stickler though, this isn’t the first time the gang has gotten back together. There was the movie, Brain Candy, that came out 2 years after the show wrapped. Then, after numerous comedy tours, they gathered for an 8 episode mini-series, in 2010. The show, Kids in the Hall: Death Comes To Town, was more of a murder-mystery, than an outright sketch return. Regardless, more KITH will never be complained about here.
Are any of you all big Kids in the Hall fans? What’s your favorite sketch? What do you think is the best sketch show of all time? There’s no wrong answers here, unless you choose the Joe Piscipo era of SNL. For those of you who haven’t seen any episodes of KitH before, this is a good time to brush up. Amazon hasn’t set a premiere in stone, but if we’re lucky, maybe it’ll pop up at the start of 2021. To pass the time, you should check out Daddy Drank, Headcrusher Rival, Into The Doors, Citizen and Sausages. Just to name a few sketches. You truly can’t go wrong. More on this one, as soon as we know more.