The Kids In The Hall Trailer: The Sketch Comedy Revival Arrives In May

It's been almost 30 years since "The Kids In The Hall" TV series went off the air and Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson went off to fulfill solo careers. They may not be kids anymore, but the Canadian kings of sketch comedy are back. In the years following the end of their eponymous show, they put out the film "Brain Candy," have reunited a handful of times for tours and comedy festivals, and in 2010 released the eight-part miniseries, "Death Comes to Town." But now, The Kids are back for a full-blown, eight-episode revival season for Prime Video. The project is a long time coming, as rumblings of the revival date back as early as 2017; it was given the official announcement in 2020. For obvious pandemic-related reasons, it's only now that we're finally getting to revisit our favorite weirdos.

The series is a welcome addition to Prime Video's acquisition of the two-part documentary series "The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks," looking at the history of the troupe and their impact on comedy, set to debut on May 20, 2022. The 1990s and 2000s were a peak time for sketch comedy, but their dadaist style of humor and their strong embrace of gender and social norm subversion influenced a generation of fellow weird kids looking for their people. "The Kids In The Hall" were my kind of people, and even as they grow older (and grayer), they still are.

The Kids In The Hall trailer

The trailer opens with the Kids getting exhumed from a grave site, looking older, wiser, but just as ridiculous as they did in their heyday. Mark McKinney serves as the de facto narrator of the trailer, dressed like a business executive and definitely going to throw off anyone who only knows McKinney as "Superstore" manager Glenn Sturgis. Joining the main five kids are other comedic greats like Paul Bellini, Pete Davidson, Catherine O'Hara, Kenan Thompson, Brandon Ash-Mohammed, Will Forte, Catherine Reitman, Samantha Bee, Fred Armisen, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jay Baruchel, Eddie Izzard, Tracee Ellis Ross, Mark Hamill, and Colin Mochrie. 

The show will bring back some of their all-time great characters (hail the Head Crusher!!!) and plenty of new ones sure to become fast favorites. Get ready for wigs, makeup, costumes, silly voices, sillier props, and a hell of a good time. "The Kids in the Hall" will return on May 13, 2022.