Birth Name: Scott Thompson
Birth Place: North Bay, Ontario, CA
Soon thereafter, Lorne Michaels, a Toronto native and creator of "Saturday Night Live", saw the Kids in performance and subsequently produced their TV show, which ran first in Canada and then in the USA on CBS, HBO and Comedy Central. A combination of zany, ribald sketches, surreal routines and musings on life complete with obscure pop references, "The Kids in the Hall" allowed each member a moment to shine. Each often played female characters, not so much as for the drag gag (as in "Monty Python's Flying Circus"), but rather as full-blown characters. The openly gay Thompson excelled in these sequences, whether as Queen Elizabeth II or a buxom, clumsy German model. He was comically poignant ...