The Kids in the Hall (2022) season 1 review – the comedy legends are back!

May 13, 2022
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Amazon Prime, Streaming Service, TV Reviews
3.5

Summary

Hilarious new sketches from the five men in drag who’ve brought more to audiences than just comedy over the years.

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3.5

Summary

Hilarious new sketches from the five men in drag who’ve brought more to audiences than just comedy over the years.

Amazon’s The Kids in the Hall (2022) season 1 will be released on the streaming service on May 13, 2022. 

Friday the 13th sees the release of the comedy show The Kids in the Hall (2022) on Amazon Prime. For those of you who are new to this and weren’t lucky enough to grow up with it, The Kids in the Hall was a sketch comedy show that ran from 1989 to 1994. The show pushed boundaries with its punk rock attitude and insane characters. Starring Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson, these five Canadian men in drag were comedic, energetic, and enlightening to watch. They definitely had an impact on the millennials (at least) opening their eyes to concepts like feminism, sexism, toxic masculinity, and inequality through their comedy.

Now they’re back to show us all how sketch shows are done. In this series, The Kids return to the Zeitgeist as older, wiser sketch comedians. Technically, this season could be classed as the 6th season of the show, just with an over twenty-year gap, which makes it even more impressive. The chemistry between the characters is flawless and with their fearless wit, it takes skill to pull off this type of comedy as an actor. I have only watched a few seasons of their old work, but I don’t feel as if they are recycling material. The work is fresh, current, and relatable. The Drag is impressively good, the women aren’t disproportionate or over-exaggerated.

In the first episode alone, we see lots of willies, pole dancing granddad, and snooty waiters. This zany, in-your-face but witty humor is something we definitely need as an audience right now. There are eight episodes with a running time of roughly 25 minutes each, a perfect amount to binge-watch. Honestly, there are some sections where I was laughing out loud at the screen.

At present, society may feel as if we’re having to defend comedy and the freedom of expression and speech. This series coming back is excellent timing to show how comedy can be a safe place to entertain and inform its audiences. There are some sketches that are cringey and might miss the mark, but all comedy is subjective, and it will probably make someone out there laugh. Sections that really make me laugh are the subtle one-liners and their facial expressions are so perfectly timed. The subtle and not so subtle hints and digs at society are playfully imaginative and make you think whilst making you laugh. A perfect balance.

Overall, this series is hilarious. Something for everyone. I highly recommend this if you’re a fan of comedy sketches and if you’ve liked shows such as Monty Python, The Catherine Tate Show, and Little Britain. I also recommend it if you’re an actor, writer, and budding comedian. There is a lot to learn and be inspired by from this series. I am excited for their next one.

What did you think of Amazon’s The Kids in the Hall (2022) season 1? Comment below. 

You can watch this series with a subscription to Amazon Prime. 

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2 thoughts on “The Kids in the Hall (2022) season 1 review – the comedy legends are back!

  • May 16, 2022 at 3:30 am
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    The original show “definitely had an impact on the millennials”? The Millennials who weren’t born yet or were very small children when the show went off the air? Quoi?

  • May 16, 2022 at 10:23 am
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    The Kids in the Hall were rerun, from what I recall, on TBS, very often in the mid-late 90s. That’s where I watched them.

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