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The Kids In The Hall (sometimes shortened to KITH) are a sketch comedy group consisting of Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. The Kids In The Hall formed in 1984, when McCulloch and McKinney joined up with Foley and McDonald's group, called the "Kids In The Hall." Scott Thompson signed on in 1985, completing the fivesome that fans have come to know and love. The Kids In The Hall HBO special debuted in 1988 and was followed by a regular series.
The series consisted of a collection of comedic sketches that featured the actors in a variety of roles. Some of the most memorable characters included the head crusher, the Chicken Lady, Armada, Buddy Cole, and Queen Elizabeth II. Themes common to the show included sexuality, youth subculture, big business, family units, and religion. Another memorable feature was that there were no women actors in the troupe, so the men would frequently play women's roles by dressing in drag.
Kids In The Hall soon attracted a cult following and achieved a large fan base. The Kids In The Hall TV show enjoyed a successful seven-year run, and the last episode aired in 1995. In 2000, the group reunited for a North American tour and has occasionally toured since then.