Critic Consensus: Quirky, clever, and Canadian, The Kids in the Hall's tight-knit comedy troupe elevates it above other sketch show offerings.
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Their original characters, their clever lines and groundbreaking themes, and their ability to play realistic women (along with their willingness to kiss each other) surely meant they would go down in comedy history.
You can say this about "The Kids in the Hall:" They are sometimes funnier than the gang over at "Saturday Night Live." Then again, that is not saying a lot these days, when the late-night "SNL" players fall flat more often than not.
The canadian sketch comedy series broke far more ground at the time, relying less on pop culture or topical impersonations and more on social anxieties revolving around subjects like sexuality, gender, faith, the workplace, and family.
The self-contained fivesome never relied on pop culture references or celebrity impressions to get a laugh. Instead they created surreal characters that seemed to inhabit some mysterious other universe.
What they have done is give Home Box Office audiences in America a dark and almost dangerous weekly comedy show, one that doesn`t play-as so such American comedy increasingly does-to the lowest common denominators.
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