Kids are back in the hall

Canadian sketch group return to TV

Cult Canadian comedy troupe The Kids In The Hall are returning to TV.

The five-strong sketch team, whose original series ran North America in the late Eighties and early Nineties, are to make eight new episodes for Canadian broadcaster CBC next year.

And the show, tentatively titled Death Comes to Town, has been inspired by The League of Gentlemen.

Star Dave Foley said: ‘It'll be an eight-episode arc with a narrative running through it. We will play all the characters but it won't be sketch, it'll be a single narrative mini-series.

‘Probably the closest thing to it will probably be something like The League of Gentlemen, which I think was brilliant. So I hope it will be close to that.’

The team, who have previously been compared to Monty Python, have been off the air since 1994; although they reunited this year for a live comeback tour following the success of an appearance at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival.

The Kids are also considering a movie, despite the slating their 1996 film Brain Candy received.

‘We're still talking about doing a feature as well, but first we have to wait 'til everyone who ever saw Brain Candy is dead,’ Foley added.

Here are a couple of sketches from the original series:

Published: 2 Dec 2008

Live comedy picks

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.