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March 25, 2008 15:02 ET

"The Kids in the Hall" Announce Canadian Dates

The Most Critically-Acclaimed Comedy Troupe of Our Generation adds 5 Canadian cities to their national tour.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - "The Kids in the Hall", the watershed comedy troupe of the 1990's, return to their live-performance roots, after six years. Featuring, the original five; Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. The tour titled "Live As We'll Ever Be", will be in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, London and of course, Toronto. Tickets for all dates go on-sale, Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.ca.

Brought to you by Russell & Clayton Peters Presents and Hugh B Presents, "Live As We'll Ever Be", represents a new era in the troupe's collaboration, and is comprised of completely fresh material which simultaneously reflects who they are now and their patently off-kilter take on ordinary life. Favorite characters from the television series appear in entirely new situations, sharing the stage with new KITH personas which are destined for the same level of cult adoration. In a world where most entertainment tries to play it safe, "The Kids in the Hall" steadfastly refuse to follow the trend, preferring instead to slaughter sacred cows and look at the world - and each other - with refreshing honesty.

Discovered by Lorne Michaels, creator of "Saturday Night Live", "The Kids in the Hall" - Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson - exploded into the American consciousness when their half-hour sketch comedy show debuted on cable's HBO in 1989. The troupe's distinctly edgy humor broke new ground with their characterizations of secretaries, prostitutes, gays, drug users, and oddball creations like the half human Chicken Lady, the vengeful "head crusher" and the chauvinist Cabbage Head. Critical acclaim, Emmy and Ace nominations, and a legion of extremely dedicated fans quickly followed the debut.

The show itself ended in 1995, but lived on in constant re-runs on cable's Comedy Central, offering new fans the opportunity to fall under the "hilariously warped" (Entertainment Weekly) spell of the "Kids'" spin on life, love, lust, middle-class values, and the dark corners of suburbia. Since the show ended, each member of the troupe has been involved in a variety of extremely successful projects, but finally acquiesced to the steady demands from fans to take their classic sketches out of the hall and back in front of a live audience in 2000. A movie version of the tour, "Same Guys, New Dresses" followed, along with another tour and DVD in 2002 ("Tour of Duty").

Join The Kathies, Headcrusher, the Sales Guys, Buddy Cole, and people you've never met before (but somehow recognize from your everyday life) on an adventure into the bizarre and side-splittingly funny.


Front Of The Line® by American Express Pre-sale tickets go on-sale, Tuesday, March 25th to Friday, March 28th, 2008 at www.americanexpress.ca/currentevents.

Tickets for the general public go on-sale Saturday, March 29th at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.ca and for London's show, visit the Centennial Hall website at www.centennialhall.london.ca/BoxOfficeListings.htm.

For more information on "The Kids In the Hall," visit www.kidsinthehall.com, www.kithfan.org, kithblog.tripod.com or www.community.livejournal.com/kidsinthehall.

Brought to you by Russell & Clayton Peters Presents and in conjunction with Hugh B. Presents; Russell & Clayton Peters Presents is a new venture by worldwide comedy phenom Russell Peters and his brother / manager, Clayton Peters, which promotes and shares comedian favourites and tours with Russell's Canadian fans. For more information visit www.russellpeters.com or www.peterspresents.com.

Additional tour dates to be announced shortly.

Current Cities / Venues:

WINNIPEG - Burton Cummings Theatre - April 27th, 2008
CALGARY - Jack Singer Auditorium - May 17th, 2008
EDMONTON - Northern Jubilee Theatre - May 18th, 2008
LONDON - Centennial Hall - June 3rd, 2008
TORONTO - Massey Hall - June 5th, 2008

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