Vintage KiTH: Scott/ Bruce Interview from CBC archives
Look at these babies!
From CBC.ca archives circa 1989:
You can’t move while you’re talking on TV. That was one of the first lessons The Kids in the Hall had to learn when they began shooting sketches for their new comedy show in 1989. Coached by Canadian comedy legend Lorne Michaels, the Kids have made a successful transition from the stage to the small screen. In this interview with the CBC’s Ralph Benmergui, members Bruce McCulloch and Scott Thompson disagree that TV exposure will mean people start recognizing them on the street.
• In 1988 the Kids in the Hall taped a TV pilot, which aired on HBO in the United States and CBC in Canada that fall. (It was released on DVD in 2007.) More episodes of the program, which was produced by the CBC and Lorne Edwards’s Broadway Video, began airing on both networks in the fall of 1989. It ran for five seasons.
• After the last show aired in 1995, the Kids reunited for Brain Candy, a feature film. All members went on to work in TV and film in the United States and Canada, periodically reuniting for cross-Canada live tours.
• In January 2009 the CBC began airing Death Comes to Town, a new Kids in the Hall project. Filmed in North Bay, Ont. and set in the fictional town of Shuckton, the eight-part murder mystery was McCulloch’s idea, inspired by new material the Kids had created for a 2007 tour. All five members co-wrote the script and play multiple characters on the show.