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.

  • Series ID 75303
  • Status Ended
  • First Aired October 24, 1989
  • Recent April 27, 2004
  • Network Prime Video CBC
  • Average Runtime 53 minutes
  • Genres Comedy
  • Original Country Canada
  • Original Language English
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Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
Specials October 1988 April 2004 9
Season 1 October 1989 May 1990 20
Season 2 September 1990 April 1991 20
Season 3 October 1991 April 1992 20
Season 4 October 1993 May 1994 20
Season 5 October 1994 April 1995 21
Unassigned Episodes 13
Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
Specials October 1988 3
Season 1 October 1989 May 1990 22
Season 2 September 1990 May 1991 22
Season 3 October 1991 May 1992 22
Season 4 October 1993 May 1994 22
Season 5 October 1994 April 1995 22
Unassigned Episodes 10
Absolute ordering places all episodes in a single ordered season. This is generally used for anime.
Season From To Episodes
Season 1 October 1989 May 1990 21
Unassigned Episodes 102

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