April 7, 1996 |
A corporate tycoon who insists that the carpet his underlings unroll before him each morning matches his socks. A solidly suburban family man who stages his own neighborhood coming-out parade when he finally fesses up to being homosexual. And a precocious young cancer victim who achieves pop stardom as a wheelchair-bound whistler.
February 2, 1993 |
Canadian Scott Thompson, who calls himself network television's only openly gay actor, was expressing his comic confusion over why homosexuals are not allowed to serve in the American military. "Don't they realize that by letting homosexuals serve in the Army they're more likely to get killed? That's the upside," says Thomas, one of the five men in the Canadian comedy troupe the Kids in the Hall, which has a sketch comedy series airing late Friday nights on CBS.
April 14, 1994 |
Coming soon to a theater near you: The Kids in the Hall. Have you heard of them? They're in the final season of a TV series critics love that's been running for five years. They just got a movie deal with Paramount Pictures. They're managed by the same group that handles Robin Williams and Billy Crystal. They're currently selling out theaters on a live tour, including two performances tonight at the Wadsworth Theater in Los Angeles. Still doesn't ring a bell? If not, you're not alone.
November 17, 1997
Two of the Kids in the Hall comedy troupe are reuniting--for an episode of the NBC sitcom "NewsRadio." Dave Foley, who stars in the Tuesday night series, will be re-teamed in a Christmas-themed episode with Kevin McDonald, one of his former colleagues from Kids in the Hall, the Canadian group that had a comedy series on HBO and CBS.
February 25, 1996 |
"NewsRadio" may not be the NBC sitcom most of America is talking about this season, but it's getting honorable mentions as the funniest series set in a newsroom since "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Following in the ensemble workplace tradition of "Taxi," "WKRP in Cincinnati" and "MTM" isn't a bad thing, and it only seems to help that "NewsRadio" is the mid-'90s dysfunctional hybrid of them all and that actual work is rarely if ever shown.
February 9, 1998 |
It's the second-hottest parlor game in Hollywood circles and almost as unpredictable as gauging the final theatrical tally for "Titanic": What will NBC choose to fill the shoes of "Seinfeld" at 9 p.m. (" 'Seinfeld' Splits," Calendar, Jan. 28). A less urgent question, but with repercussions all its own: What should the network do with the 9:30 p.m. slot?