The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy

Category: Book
Foreword By: Meyers, Seth
By (author): Myers, Paul
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  HUMOR / General
  PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Published: October 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*

It's finally here - the definitive, authorized story of legendary sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. Meticulously researched and written with the full cooperation and participation of the Kids by critically acclaimed biographer and comedy aficionado Paul Myers, The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy features exclusive interviews with Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson, as well as key players from their inner circle, including producer Lorne Michaels, the "man in the towel" Paul Bellini, and head writer Norm Hiscock. Marvel as the Kids share their intimate memories and behind-the-scenes stories of how they created their greatest sketches and most beloved characters, from the Chicken Lady and Buddy Cole to Cabbage Head and Sir Simon & Hecubus.

The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy spans the entirety of the Kids' storied career, from their early club shows in Toronto to their recent live reunion tours across North America - and everything in between. Along for the ride are a plethora of fans, peers, and luminaries to celebrate the career and legacy of Canada's most subversively hilarious comedy troupe. You'll read tributes from Seth Meyers, Judd Apatow, Garry Shandling, Paul Feig, Mike Myers, David Cross, Michael Ian Black, Brent Butt, Jonah Ray, Dana Gould, Bob Odenkirk, Andy Richter, and Canada's newest comedy sensation, Baroness Von Sketch. As an added bonus, the book includes never-before-seen photographs, poster art, and script excerpts from the personal archives of the Kids themselves.

Perfect for diehard fans and new initiates alike, The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy will make you laugh and make you cry . . . and it may even crush your head.

From The Publisher*

The definitive, authorized story of legendary sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall by critically acclaimed biographer and comedy aficionado Paul Myers.

Review Quote*I'd hate to meet the person who wasn't a huge Kids in the Hall fan!
Review Quote*I'll openly admit that the Kids in the Hall were a direct influence on Portlandia. We definitely took ideas from them, and I know I've said out loud ‘How would Kids in the Hall end this sketch? How would they do it?
Review Quote*They were the step after Saturday Night Live. This was something new.
Review Quote*They were just so fucking good.
Review Quote*The Kids in the Hall were groundbreaking and hilarious and much bolder than anything anybody else was doing at the time. I watched them religiously and always laughed my ass off.
Review Quote*The Kids in the Hall were fresh and sharp and funny and cool. They were constantly moving forward. When all the cylinders are firing at a Kids in the Hall show, it reaches the level of comedy art.
Review Quote*I love those guys, they're the best. Anybody who meets them likes them. They're my kind of humour.
Review Quote*The fact that people are still going to see The Kids in the Hall when they tour speaks to their legacy. Their stuff holds up, you know?