In my early 90’s youth, I was a way harder The State fan than Kids in the Hall. I wanna dip my balls in it seemed sooooooo much funnier than cross-dressing Canadians. But with age comes acceptance, and now I’m all about those freakishly womenish men. Absence also makes the heart grow fonder. A lot of The State’s troupe has been reincarnated a couple times – Stella, Reno911 – but the only decent Kids fix we’ve had since Brain Candy has been Dave Foley’s painful Celebrity Poker commentary.
That’s partly why I’m loving Car Bangers. Released by new media studio 60frames, it’s the first taped sketch in over six years involving all five of the original Kids in the Hall. It’s great to see Dave, Bruce, Kevin, Mark, and Scott together on-screen again with fresh material. The other reason I’m loving it is that Dave, Bruce, Kevin, Mark, and Scott are hysterical. The NSFW autoerotica below is what happens when the seasoned veterans of short-form take their craft to the web with some semblance of a budget.
It’s too bad this is only marketing material for their Live as We’ll Ever Be national tour. It’d be sweet to see the crew produce web content on somewhat of a consistent basis.
Oh, The State also got together for a reunion performance at Upright Citizen’s Brigade in LA. It’s funny, but only a little. I can certainly appreciate this piece of improv and I’m sure if I were in the audience I would’ve been all ROFL, but like a lot of taped performances on UCB’s video library, it feels like you had to be there.