Showing with closed captions and audio description
MAY 3, 6:30 PM // Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management
They’re back! Join The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks director Reg Harkema, executive producers Nick McKinney, Paul Myers and iconic members of The Kids in the Hall for a no-holds-barred conversation about the past, present and exciting future of the comedy troupe that’s become a Canadian legend. Hosted by Jennifer Whalen, actress and comedian (Baroness von Sketch Show). This Big Ideas discussion will also be available to stream online with the film.
About the film
Canadians have a weird sense of humour. There's no single explanation why, but it's clear we're funny. From Second City Television to Baroness von Sketch, Canuck sketch comedy troupes have pushed boundaries and taboos for decades. In the '80s, it was the The Kids in the Hall, who went from Toronto's Rivoli club to late-night TV, creating characters and shocking audiences with their no-holds-barred approach to comedy. For the Gen Xers who grew up with their subversive skits, references to squishing heads and proclamations of "My pen!" have morphed into modern memes. With the upcoming reboot of their series on Prime Video, the guys regroup to reflect on their journey so far, from their early days and post-punk origins to US network television. Featuring interviews with Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Fred Armisen and Janeane Garofalo, Comedy Punks unveils an exciting new chapter for this collective. Alexander Rogalski