Lorne Michaels and the “Kids in the Hall” gang are shopping a limited-run return, with the hopes of landing at Netflix. or another streaming site. Kevin McDonald, original member of the beloved Canadian sketch group, revealed that Michaels had approached the group about a revival via a group message. “We got a ‘Kids in the Hall’ group message to all of us. Lorne Michaels wants us to do what ‘Mr. Show’ did, and do like six episodes of sketches for something like Netflix,” McDonald told News-Press.
Formed in 1984, “Kids in the Hall” consists of consisting of comedians Dave Foley, McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. It ran from 1989 to 1995 on CBC in Canada, and CBS, HBO, and Comedy Central in the United States. The group were influenced by Monty Python, and known for zany, non-topical sketches. Because they stayed away from current events, the show had a long shelf life and reached cult status amongst comedy fans.
“It’s so at the beginning, we’re not able to even get conference calls together,” said McDonald. “There’s always one or two of us that are kind of busy. And because we are who we are, there’s always one of us against it. But I think, right now, there’s no one against it. … And I’ll try to get it going, because I’m the one who’s supposed to get it going. … It’s super exciting!”