The Kids are back and better than ever. After 27 years the Canadian comedy troupe consisting of Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson has returned for a sixth season to their 1989 hit sketch show The Kids in the Hall – and they've still got it.
Widely regarded as the pioneers of sketch comedy, The Kids in the Hall ran for five seasons on CBC TV and HBO and put some of the most outrageous and strangest skits on television – and would go on to inspire the styles of numerous famous comedians and push the boundaries of what a comedy sketch can and can't be. Though it was executive-produced by Saturday Night Live helmer Lorne Michaels, the series stayed away from making commentary about current political and pop culture topics and instead invented numerous characters of their own. Rather than follow a predictable or formulaic format, many of the skits start out with a seemingly ordinary premise and venture off in a direction you couldn't have possibly seen coming.
Billed as the first Canadian Amazon Original series, season 6 pokes fun at their 1996 box office bomb Brain Candy; brings back beloved original characters like The Eradicator, McKinney's Head Crusher, office pals Cathy and Kathy, Foley's bald and mustached AT & Love Boss, and even good ol' Paul Bellini (clad only in his signature towel); introduces new characters like SuperDrunk, McCulloch's masked hero who gets his powers from booze; and stays true to their off-kilter, sometimes outright unsettling style of comedy. There's (a little) less gratuitous blood in this season, but a lot more nudity and plenty of men in wigs. Skeptic fans of the flagship show will be delighted to see that not only have the Kids maintained their strange sense of humor, but have become absolute masters of their craft – reminding everyone who the true kings of comedy really are.
Plus, the stacked list of cameos includes Catherine O'Hara, Kenan Thompson, Mark Hamill, Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Tracee Ellis Ross, Samantha Bee, Catherine Reitman, and Pete Davidson. (Prime Video)