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October 16, 2019

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Kids In the Hall a Strip fixture?

The Kids In the Hall played their first Vegas show Friday and it won’t be the last show in Sin City 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 inside Caesars Palace, Thompson spoke 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 next year.

“Nothing has been finalized, nothing has been signed,” he said.

The Kids In the Hall headlined a 9:30 p.m. performance at the casino 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 more than two decades ago.

The five-man group revisited some of its more popular sketches from its cult-hit TV show during Friday’s 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.”

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