20 years has been a long time and so has been the absence of Rick Moranis from Hollywood. He became one of the comedy’s most loved star ever since he first appeared in the third season of SCTV (Second City Television). Movies like The Flintstones, Spaceballs, and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, kept consolidating Rick’s name in the comedy industry. After appearing in the second sequel of Honey, I Shrunk The Kids in 1997, Rick hasn’t appeared in a live-action film to raise his children as the single parent. All he has managed after that are a few voice roles in animations including one in Disney’s Brother Bear.
He is now all set to make a comeback by appearing in a benefit concert in Toronto. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, the pair of McKenzie Brothers from SCTV and SNL of the 1980s are ready to reunite in an imaginary talk show, Great White North. Dave’s nephew Jake is paralyzed down waist after suffering a spinal cord injury. A benefit concert has been organized for the same by Dave on July 18.
Their act was initially set up to mock the government mandated TV content rules. It later evolved into the cult comedy epic of 1983, Strange Brew.
That is not all! The event will also feature Dan Aykroyd, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Paul Shaffer, Joe Flaherty, and Martin Short (who’ll also be hosting the event). The cast of Kids in the Hall, including Scott Thompson, will also feature in the benefit event.
So, is this meant to be the little comeback we’ve all been waiting for? Rick had earlier declined to work in the Ghostbusters Reboot stating that the movie made no sense to him. He also hinted that he’ll make a comeback only when he finds his right pick and it seems he has it now.
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