The Original Queens of Comedy

Why are Canadians so damn funny? It's a complex question, but the simple answer is they're better cross-dressers. You have your Dana Carvey, your Mike Myers, but as the first season of their 1989-95 sketch show (A&E Home Video; $59.95) demonstrates, the Kids in the Hall were wigs and shoulders above nearly everyone else.

There was more to the Kids than drag, though, and more to their drag than easy yuks. They were postfeminist men having absurd, dark fun with gender roles and p.c., long before The Man Show dumbed both subjects down. As Bruce McCulloch recalls in a bonus-disc...

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