following bios were contained on the official Brain Candy website.
| Bruce | Kevin | Mark
Foley was born and raised in Toronto. He dropped out of high school
to get a head start on his real life: writing stand-up comedy.
This led him to Second City's comedy workshops, where he teamed
up with Kevin McDonald before the duo merged with the other three
members of The Kids in the Hall. Foley's current on-air television
personna is Dave Nelson on the NBC series NewsRadio.
McCulloch was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He studied journalism
at college before graduating to the hard stuff: writing comedy.
In Calgary, he met Mark McKinney and Norm Hiscock, and they pooled
their talents into the troupe, The Audience. He and Mark eventually
moved to Toronto to join The Kids in the Hall. Bruce's Atlantic
Records debut album, Shame- Based Man, combines music and the
spoken word; it was released last Spring. He has made several
short films for Saturday Night Live, and is the author of three
plays, which have been performed in theaters across Canada.
McDonald started life in Montreal, and later studied drama at
college in Toronto. When he finally got serious about his career,
he joined the Second City Comedy Workshop, where he teamed up
with Dave Foley to form the beginnings of The Kids in the Hall.
McDonald has been performing and writing for the comedy troupe
for ten years.
McKinney was born in Ottawa, but as the son of a diplomat, he
spent his childhood living is exotic locales like Trinidad and
Tobago, Paris and Washington, D.C. He tried college, but gave
it all up for the bright lights of....Calgary. His comic talents
flourished on such fertile ground, and he formed a troupe with
Bruce McCulloch and future Kids writer Norm Hiscock called The
Audience. Mark and Bruce ventured back east to Toronto, where
they met up with the future members of The Kids in the Hall. Mark
joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live in January 1995.
in North Bay, Ontario, Scott Thompson grew up in Brampton, Ontario.
He attended York University in Toronto, where he studied acting
-- but was kicked out during his final year for acting up (the
administration called it "being disruptive"). In 1984, Scott collided
with The Kids in the Hall, becoming their fifth member. Scott
is tearing up the airwaves weekly as Brian on HBO's The Larry
Sanders Show. He is also all over the web, with his own web site
that he humbly calls Scottland.
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