The Kids in the Hall are Canada's greatest national export.
Comprised of Scott Thompson, Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, and Mark McKinney, they were a comedy troupe that started out playing some pretty rough clubs in Toronto before going on to carry their own half-hour weekly TV show with the CBC. Often surreal and always funny, it was one of the few television shows made by Canadians, for Canadians, that had enough mainstream appeal for it to carry over to HBO and later, CBS. When I was a young teen growing up in the 1990s, I used to stay up wicked late, with the volume down on the TV in my bedroom, to watch them. I'd wind up dragging my ass to school the next day, but it always felt like it was worth it.
In this 38-minute documentary, the Kids talk about their early years, bleeding, swearing and walking around some formerly ugly areas of Toronto with Scott Thompson on a leash. If you're a fan of their work, it's worth taking the time to watch.
Two of the largest parts of a journalist’s job are waiting and making phone calls. When you’re waiting, it’s likely for someone to return a call. When you’re making a phone call, it’s likely to set up an interview, or interview someone over the phone, Skype or whatever.Antoine Trépanier is a reporter for Radio-Canada: it’s […]
In honor of the Library of American Comics' publication of For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 1 (Volume 2 is out this summer), we are delighted to publish this essay by Lynn Johnston, contemplating the nature of writing a serial for decades and how she might approach her life's work today.
Viola Desmond was the badass mother of the Canadian civil rights movement. Born in 1914 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she grew up in the predominately pale-faced province avoiding notoriety until until she was old enough to leave home. In her home province, her skin color made it impossible for her to attend beauty school – […]
The Nintendo Switch is king when it comes to gaming on the go, but it’s tough to lose yourself in Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Skyrim if your battery dies out. That’s where this Nintendo Switch Battery Charger Case comes into play. Built exclusively for Nintendo Switch, this pack allows for uninterrupted charging while you play, […]
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As more companies aim to reel in costs and boost productivity, project managers are becoming an essential part of many operations, and they’re paid handsomely for their expertise. But, while demand is high, you’ll have a hard time getting your foot in the door if you’re not toting the right certifications. The Official Lean Six Sigma […]