The Kids in the Hall played their first Vegas show this past Friday, but it won’t be the last local show for the wacky Canadian quintet if they have their way.
A resident Vegas show is in the works.
“We’re looking to find something for four, maybe three nights a week,” one of the now fully-grown Kids, Scott Thompson, said early Saturday morning.
Sipping a martini and surrounded by fellow comedians during an informal after-show cocktail hour at a nondescript bar at Caesars Palace, Thompson spoke openly about the potential gig on the Strip.
“There have been talks, we are in discussions,” he said with a sly grin.
The comic said the group is in negotiations with Caesars Palace that could see the Kids begin a limited run residency of sorts at the casino next year.
“Nothing has been finalized, nothing has been signed,” he confided – but the comedian’s fingers are certainly crossed in hopes of the deal.
The Kids in the Hall headlined a 9:30 p.m. performance at the casino on Friday as part of the 2008 Comedy Festival. If the show’s immediate standing ovation is any indication, audiences appear to remain hungry for the quirky and oftentimes crude taste of sketch comedy that first made the Kids famous over two decades ago.
During the show, the group revisited some of the more popular sketches from their cult-hit TV show, including the Chicken Lady and Mark McKinney’s “I’m crushing your head, I’m crushing your head” bit, and introduced a smattering of new skits, as well. Thompson hopes a deal to have the troupe return to Vegas and stay a while will be reached in the coming months.
“It’s very exciting,” he said. “It’d be great.”