The Kids In The Hall

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Kith Performances


The Kids In The Hall are a sketch comedy troupe which formed in Toronto in 1984. In 1988, the "Kids" made a pilot episode for a sketch show which was produced by Lorne Michaels. A series followed--five seasons (and a movie) aired from 1989-1994, and continues on in reruns all around the world. In 1994, they ended the show and have moved onto other projects. In 2000, the "Kids" reunited for a North American tour. In 2010 they reunited again for a mini-series.

The name "Kids in the Hall" refers to Jack Benny. Jack Benny would sometimes take jokes from young writers who stood outside the studio; when he used one of their jokes he said, "This one's from one of the kids in the hall." The name was chosen as a name for "the now," without the realization they would probably remain "Kids" for the rest of their lives.


1981 - 1983 Calgary

Mark McKinney and Bruce McCulloch (and future Kids writers Norm Hiscock and Gary Campbell) form the comedy troupe The Audience.

1982 - Toronto

Kevin McDonald and other performers form The Kids in the Hall.; Dave Foley joins.

1983 - Toronto

Mark and Bruce move to Toronto.

1984 - Toronto

Mark and Bruce join The Kids in the Hall. Mark introduces Scott to the group. Scott appears as a special guest.

1985 - Toronto

Scott joins The Kids in the Hall.

1985 - New York City

Mark and Bruce become writers on Saturday Night Live.

1985 - Toronto

Scott and Kevin join the touring show of Second City Improv. Dave stars in the film "High Stakes."

1986 - Toronto

The Kids in the Hall are reunited; perform regularly at the Rivoli Club. Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels sees The Kids perform.

1987 - New York City

Michaels brings The Kids in the Hall to New York City.

1988 - Toronto

The Kids in the Hall star in an HBO special.

1989 - 1994 Toronto

The Kids in the Hall show airs for five years on HBO, CBS Comedy Central, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

1995 - Toronto

The Kids star in their own movie - Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy.


KITH reunite for the "Death Comes to Town" mini-series.