From the Archives: Unmasked with the Kids in the Hall


Unmasked with The Kids in the Hall

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As part of our new podcast sharing select archival episodes of ’s epic interview series Unmasked, this week we’re sharing a favorite Unmasked from the early on in the series.  We are going back to 2008 with one of the funniest sketch groups ever to take the stage: Unmasked with The Kids in the Hall.

The Unmasked series which began in 2008, with an amazing hour with Patrice O’Neal, has taped nearly 200 episodes since, documenting the careers of the most interesting comedy writers, directors, filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, satirists, political comedians, comedic musicians and of course, stand up comedians in the business. It is a veritable archive of the greatest comedy of our time. Past Unmasked guests have included , Bob Newhart, , Dan Aykroyd, Simon Pegg, , Jim Jefferies, Gilbert Gottfried, Louis C.K., David Brenner,  and over 150 more comedy greats.

There are actually two Kids in the Hall Unmasked episodes, and both make our list of best of the series, but first we’re sharing the very first KITH hour in the series- which took place in 2008 just prior to a mini tour. Only three of the Kids were able to be there that day, but what the episode lacked in members, it made up for in pure energy. Scott Thompson, Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald joined  on Stage at Comix Comedy Club for what can only be called rousing hour. It was pure chaos in the best way possible as the three slipped in an out of interview questions, improv and all kinds of mayhem.

Its an hour of pure joy with the guys taking enough time to share stories about getting their first big break from Lorne Michaels, and the team talking about what makes them work as a team before getting together to molest an audience member.  Originally recorded in April 2008,  at Comix Comedy Club in New York City, this is Unmasked with The Kids in the Hall.

 

The hour is a sheer blast. There are many sketch groups birthed into the comedy world, but very few with the notoriety, longevity, fame and hilarity of the Kids in the Hall.

Relive this power hour of comedy with Scott Thompson, Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall, and Ron Bennington. Originally recorded on August 18, 2008 at the now defunct Comix Comedy Club in New York City, this is Unmasked with The Kids in the Hall.

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