The Kids in the Hall: The Complete Series review by Bobby Blakey
Throughout the years there have been a wide variety of sketch comedy shows that have brought their own unique take on the genre. From 1989 to 1995 Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson brought their sketch comedy troupe to TV with the series The Kids in the Hall.
The groundbreaking five-man sketch comedy troupe discovered by SNL’s Lorne Michaels in the late 1980s took their blockbuster live shows from the packed performance spaces in and around Toronto, Canada and brought it right into the living rooms of Canadian and American audiences desperate for hilarious, edgy, timeless, REAL takes on who we are and what we think when we’re not trying to be polite. No subject is too sacred; no corner of the human experience is too strange or too scary to hide from the harsh but blisteringly funny comments KITH have to make on them.
I loved this series when it originally aired and it still holds up to be some of the funniest sketch’s around to this day. There are so many memorable characters throughout this series that it keeps me laughing every time. The constant use of these five guys taking on all the roles both male and female always made this feel more original that the others. To this day there are still phrases from this show that I quote with the most popular being “I’m in the middle of a big bike race” for no apparent reason at all. Most of these guys have gone onto some great new shows and projects, but I will always love to return to this series that stills stays relevant now.
This new slimmer collection is packed with over 800 sketches across the series’ five season run, this Complete Collection boasts beloved characters from the Chicken Lady and Cabbage Head to Crushing Your Head and Buddy Cole as well as the original, rare pilot - the 8-episode reunion series DEATH COMES TO TOWN and a countless bonus features included commentary, biographies, live performances and more.
Grab your copy of The Kids in the Hall the complete collection available now on DVD from Mill Creek Entertainment.