The Kids in the Hall are building a relationship with Amazon. In 2020, it was announced that the Canadian comedy group was being rebooted for the streaming giant. And now, Amazon just acquired the rights to a new documentary that will premiere at SXSW next month.
Original members Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson are all featured in the documentary, titled The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks. In addition to interviews with the main cast, Fred Armisen, Lauren Ash, Jay Baruchel, Lewis Black, Janeane Garofalo, Eddie Izzard, Mae Martin, Eric McCormack, Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Matt Walsh and Reggie Watts were all interviewed for it. Plus, it will also feature never-before-seen archival footage.
“It is hard to put into context the influence The Kids have had on comedy. Captured in the documentary, the praise from some of the biggest names in comedy speaks volumes to the influence and timelessness of the troupe’s groundbreaking success,” Christina Wayne, head of Canadian originals at Amazon Studios, said in a statement.
“Being the snot-nosed kid brother of one of the troupe members, as well as a proud Canadian and lifelong fan of The Kids in the Hall, it has been an honor to be entrusted with their story and legacy,” added Nick McKinney, an executive producer on project, which is directed by Reg Harkema. “The result is a deep, moving and surprising film that spans the whirlwind 40-plus years of the troupe’s existence, their die-hard fans and their enduring cultural legacy.”
No word yet on when it will premiere on the streaming platform. But anything from them will definitely be of interest!