Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I was very excited to hear that the Canadian comedy team "Kids in the Hall" are currently filming a new short series for Canadian TV (which we'll hopefully get here in the states at some point). It's called "Death Comes to Town" and looks like it should be a hoot.
It's good to see them together again after all of this time, especially Scott Thompson who is battling cancer throughout the shoot.
I used to watch "Kids in the Hall" all the time. I always found it funnier than "Saturday Night Live" and it reminded me of another Canadian comedy show, "SCTV", that I also never missed.
The kids were kind of like a younger/hipper version of "Monty Python" and they created a hilarious group of stock characters, often in drag, that were at once relateable, shocking and, always, hilarious.
Like....the Chicken Lady, who was always horny and would become so excited that she would "explode" into a burst of feathers at some point.
The secretaries at an office who were always involved in some kind of silly personal drama or work-place issue.
And, of course, the "I'm crushing your head" guy who would hide in the bushes and take out his anger on people by secretely "crushing" their heads as they walked by.
I've done the same thing myself to a few people over the years....