Brace yourselves, Buddy Cole fans. The Kids in the Hall cofounder Kevin McDonald says the Canadian sketch comedy troupe may be making a return to television for the first time in nearly a decade.
“You’re the first guy to know this,” McDonald told News-Press.com. “Last night, before I got on the plane, we got a Kids in the Hall group message to all of us. Lorne Michaels wants us to do what ‘Mr. Show’ did, and do like six episodes of sketches for something like Netflix.”
McDonald was referring to “W/ Bob & David” a 2015 Netflix sketch comedy miniseries created by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. While it wasn’t billed as as a revival of the duo’s influential 1990s HBO series “Mr. Show,” it featured much of the earlier show’s cast, writers, and subject matter.
McDonald emphasized that the talks are in very early stages, since it’s tough to get all five members together at once. “It’s so at the beginning, we’re not able to even get conference calls together. There’s always one or two of us that are kind of busy. And because we are who we are, there’s always one of us against it,” he said.
“But,” McDonald said, “I think, right now, there’s no one against it… And I’ll try to get it going, because I’m the one who’s supposed to get it going… It’s super exciting!”
Broadway Video, Michaels’ production company, didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Founded in 1984 by Dave Foley, Mark McKinney, Bruce McCullough, Scott Thompson, and McDonald, The Kids in the Hall became known through their self-titled TV show that ran from 1989-1995 and was produced by Lorne Michaels. The group has reunited several times over the years, first with the 1996 cult film “Brain Candy,” and most recently with the 2010 eight-part miniseries “Death Comes to Town.”
The group is best known for characters like the “head crusher,” “Buddy Cole,” and the “Chicken Lady,” as well as topical humor about issues like stalking, and LGBT rights.