The Kids in the Hall Tour for the First Time in 6 Years
Beloved Canadian sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall are ready to set out on the first tour in six years, and this time they’re headed to the U.S. The group will hit venues in five major cities, starting with Boston, MA’s Wilbur Theatre on June 6; Washington, D.C.’s DAR Constitution Hall on June 7; the Merriam Theatre in Philly on June 8; Chicago Theatre on June 13; and finally, the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Detroit on June 14. The Kids in the Hall recently reunited for a run of shows at Toronto Sketchfest and Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival, so it’s no surprise that they are once again taking their show on the road. New sketches will be included, as will old favorites like “Chicken Lady” and “Buddy Cole.” Tickets are available now.
Founded in 1984, The Kids in the Hall consists of Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Their eponymous show ran in Canada on CBC from 1988 to 1994 and from 1989 to 1995 on HBO and CBS in the United States. The name of the group comes from a Sid Caesar quote—Caesar noted that if a joke bombed, he’d blame it on the “kids in the hall,” aka a group of young writers hanging in the studio.