The Kids in the Hall (1988–1994)

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The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits.

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 Various Characters / ... (102 episodes, 1988-1995)
 Various Characters (102 episodes, 1988-1995)
 Various Characters / ... (102 episodes, 1988-1995)
 Various Characters / ... (102 episodes, 1988-1995)


"The Kids in the Hall" are a sketch comedy troupe, set apart by their cross-dressing antics and seemingly infinite supply of unique characters. Although writer Paul Bellini, various extras, and sometimes even an actual woman appear in the sketches, for the most part, the five main cast members portray every single character themselves. Recurring characters range from the harried corporate executive Danny Husk to Queen Elizabeth, from alienated teen rocker Bobby Tarrance to gay bar owner Buddy Cole, from occult TV show host Simon and his sidekick Hecubus to the gossiping corporate secretaries Cathy and Kathy, and an endless parade of others. Written by William Agee <>

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The troupe took their name from a line that comedian Sid Caesar always said after telling a joke: "I got that one from the kids in the hall" (referring to the aspiring joke writers always hanging around outside his office). See more »


Cory: If I can't keep Mr. Stevenson, I'm gonna hold my breath until I turn gay.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits for the last episode, two business men bury the troupe in a grave marked "Kids In The Hall, The TV Show 1989-1995." After, Bellini's music plays and he dances on their grave. See more »


Featured in Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! (2003) See more »


Having An Average Weekend
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Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
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Best Show Ever!
29 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hands-down, The Kids In The Hall is the funniest show ever! Not only are the guys adorable to look at, but the sketches are so brilliantly written by the guys themselves! The guys even accurately portray women on the show to properly act out each sketch! This show leaves your cheeks hurting and with six-pack abs from all the deep belly laughs! But wait, there's more! The guys are all best friends so the chemistry is naturally there and everything else just fits together perfectly! It's hard to find people who aren't fans of the matter what age they are! Everyone one loves Kids In The Hall! GO KIDS IN THE HALL!! :)

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