"Well before Broken Social Scene, Toronto birthed its most formidable indie collective: The Kids in the Hall." To celebrate their return to television, Torontoist sat down for interviews with each of the Kids. Along with discussing the original series and "Death Comes to Town", Scott talks a bit about his cancer treatment and Dave shares a few more details about the pilot he is co-writing with Kevin.
American fans can finally begin the countdown... IFC has acquired "Death Comes to Town" and it will premiere in August 2010. "Death" will join a series from another sketch comedy veteran (David Cross of Mr. Show, Arrested Development) called "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret".
We post all the good stuff here now. Upcoming events that I'm too lazy to link to include: KITH screening of "Death Comes to Town" + Q&A with the Kids in Toronto on 1/11; Dave performing at SF Sketchfest with Paul F Tompkins on 1/15 and 1/16.
Although he's being funny here... The series has yet to be sold in the U.S., but it will likely end up on cable. "They're shopping it now," he says. "I think there needs to be a massive letter-writing campaign. I think the press has to galvanize the public. This has to be the biggest social movement since the Vietnam War protests. If we can get a million people on the [National] Mall then maybe the Kids in the Hall will be on American TV."
... I think the more buzz and excitement there is about this thing, the better.
Prep and Landing, the new Disney animated holiday special that Dave co-stars in as the voice of Wayne the Elf, airs on ABC on Tuesday, Dec 1 at 8:30 (and will be available for streaming on abc.com the following day.) Set your DVRs!
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