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The Kids in the Hall Are Doing a Live Reading of 'Brain Candy'

Sketch group The Kids in the Hall is reuniting for a live staged reading of the script for their 1996 cult movie Brain Candy. On Tuesday, March 11th, the group will take the stage at Toronto Sketchfest (tickets here), complete with accompaniment with Brain Candy's original composer Craig Northey from the band The Odds, and Chris Murphy and Gregory MacDonald of Sloan. All five members of Kids in the Hall will be present, and they will also be screening the movie's original ending.

Although it's gone on to be a cult hit, Brain Candy was a box office bomb and failed to impress critics when it was released in 1996, [...]

Scott Thompson Thought Kids In the Hall Would Win an Oscar

Kids In the Hall's Scott Thompson on Brain Candy, the KITH movie that flopped so badly it broke up the group: "We were all convinced it would be a huge hit, that it would be the beginning of our movie careers, and I knew we'd win an Oscar for Best Screenplay. Kevin [McDonald] and I would debate it endlessly, whether they would give us the screenwriting Oscar as a group or as individuals. We kept trying to figure that out. He'd seriously say, 'But they don't give the screenwriting Oscar to comedies,' and I really thought we'd be the first."