Bob And Doug McKenzie Return To Second City Stage To Help Thomas’ Nephew
In an epic meeting of hilarious minds, comedians Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas returned as Bob and Doug McKenzie in an SCTV reunion at Second City Tuesday night in Toronto to raise money for spinal cord research.
Comedic heroes like Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Dan Aykroyd and Joe Flaherty were also there. Kids In The Hall alum were also on-hand, like Scott Thompson, Kevin McDonald and Dave Foley. Paul Shaffer, best known as Dave Letterman’s sidekick, along with Ian Thomas and Murray McLauchlan provided the music.
Tickets to the “Take off, Eh?” reunion show sold for $2,500, with all proceeds going toward spinal cord research. The event was organized to help Thomas’ nephew Jake, who was in the audience and had been left paralyzed from a snowmobile accident that took place last January.
“Marty said, ‘let’s do a show’ and I said, ‘well, I don’t want to impose’ and he said ‘Nonsense! If it was my kid, I would impose on everybody, starting with you,” Dave Thomas said on the red carpet prior to the show (CBC News).
“[Dave Thomas] said he was organizing a show and before he could finish telling me about it, I said, ‘I’m in. I’ll call the Kids and see who can make it’,” Foley said (CBC News). “It’s fantastic because they’re all my heroes.”