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Scott Thompson Describes a Cut 'Kids in the Hall' Sketch About Big Packages

"Yes, one called 'Baskets' by me and Kevin. We were reporters with enormous genitals who worked for a newspaper that was only concerned with issues affecting the big packages community. It took place at a press conference. Bruce was the politician, Dave was his saxophone playing wife and Mark was Peter Allan the Australian singer/songwriter for some reason."

- Scott Thompson in his Friday Reddit AMA, in which he describes his favorite cut Kids in the Hall sketch and also teases about a possible Buddy Cole movie idea.

Check Out Scott Thompson's Short Film 'The Immigrant' with Dave Foley, Michael Cera, Margaret Cho, and Will Forte

If the two Buddy Cole Colbert Report segments weren't enough Scott Thompson goodness for you this week, here's a new short he wrote and stars in called The Immigrant about a Canadian comedian named Bob London who gets deported then tries to smuggle himself back to Hollywood via the US/Mexico border. Dave Foley plays Thompson's former cult comedy show cast mate Tim Terry, and Michael Cera, Margaret Cho, and Will Forte play themselves in the short, which includes plenty of heavy-handed references to Thompson's glory days on The Kids in the Hall. Thompson also made two other shorts 4 Pounds and 52, which you can watch below:

When Comedians Come Out

Welcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally tragic, sometimes more of a personal affair — and we’ll explore how many of the comedians we know and love have dealt with it.

Though we've made tremendous strides towards embracing homosexuality in the past few years, our society still has an incredibly long way to go. Being openly gay is still a very risky proposition in parts of the United States and the rest of the world. Even in places where we've achieved ‘acceptance,’ there are still numerous ignorant stereotypes to overcome.

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Why 'The Colbert Report' Should Use Correspondents More Often

Last week, comedian Scott Thompson made an appearance on The Colbert Report as his Kids in the Hall character Buddy Cole. Cole, a gay socialite prone to long rants, popped up as Colbert's Sochi Winter Olympics correspondent to cover Russia's anti-gay laws. His appearance was well-received, both with the live audience and online, and Thompson has since appeared two more times as that character. It's an interesting move for the show, not just because it's the return of a beloved sketch comedy character but because The Colbert Report hasn't used a recurring character correspondent in a long time.

Buddy Cole Grooms the US Mens Speedskating Team for Colbert

Acting as Stephen's eyes, ears, and dependable man's man, Scott Thompson continued his Buddy Cole Olympics coverage last night by visiting the US Olympic training facilities in Utah and prepping the speedskating team for the most gay-free Olympics presentation possible. Fanny packs, Crocs, and Dockers are involved.

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."

Buddy Cole Gets as Close to Sochi as Possible for 'The Colbert Report'

Scott Thompson's Sochi Olympics coverage as Buddy Cole continued in a third segment on last night's Colbert Report (watch the previous installments here and here), and it's the best one yet. Cole sports an enormous fur coat and attempts to combat the "rampant gay propagandizing" in Sochi, or at least as close to Sochi as he is legally allowed. Come for the Buddy Cole, stay for the Nervous Producer Cam when Russian cops approach Buddy and crew to inform them that they can't protest without the government's permission.

Watch Scott Thompson as Buddy Cole on Last Night's 'Colbert Report'

One of the greatest characters to come out of The Kids in the Hall is no doubt Scott Thompson's fabulous gay bar frequenter Buddy Cole, who made a surprise appearance on last night's Colbert Report as Stephen's longtime producer and former theater camp attendee. Buddy was on hand to discuss Russia's anti-gay laws and interviewed openly gay Ambassador Daniel Baer about how to safely visit the country; watch the "From Russia With Love (But No Gay Stuff)" segment above.