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September 22, 2011
2 'Kids in the Hall' to perform stand-up at Punchline


In the 1980s and '90s, you could try for cool points by telling people you preferred "The Kids in the Hall" to "Saturday Night Live."

The "Kids" show starred a five-man Canadian sketch troupe and aired on HBO and CBS. Funnier and weirder than "SNL," "Kids" also was better acted. The Kids went deep into character, whether the character was male or female.

The Kids' Dave Foley later starred on "NewsRadio." Scott Thompson , an out gay comedian when there were few others, appeared in loads of television shows after "Kids," as did Kevin McDonald, the troupe member who looks a bit like Horshack from "Welcome Back, Kotter." McDonald also played a worse-for-wear Harry Potter in "Epic Movie."

Thompson and McDonald have taken to the road together to do stand-up. They will perform, solo and together, Oct. 13-16 at Sacramento's Punch Line Comedy Club (2100 Arden Way, suite 225, Sacramento).

Tickets to the "Two Kids, One Hall" shows are $29-$32.50. For tickets, see Live Nation's site or call the Punch Line at (916) 925-5500.


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