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Scott Thompson. (via The Punchline)

If you know the name Scott Thompson, you probably think of his characters like Buddy Cole in his empty bar, the spy Francesca Fiore, even Queen Elizabeth -- just some of his many trademarks with the Canadian comedy troupe Kids in the Hall. But after battling cancer and a bit of stalled career, he’s back on stage... and instead of playing characters, he’s actually doing stand-up.

A groundbreaking figure with Kids in the Hall -- his characters dealt with race, and of course, sexual politics -- Thompson's comedy has also always had an undercurrent of self-evaluation: You know what? I’m not perfect. We’re all a little flawed, and that’s OK. Maybe that's reading too much into it, but it makes us excited for his new direction. His standup act is a recent thing in the part few years, but no matter what he’s doing, we know it’s going to be funny. Scott Thompson is at The Punchline from August 23-26; details here.