Book Review – The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy by Paul Myers

The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy

The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy by Paul Myers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great book! I became a KITH fan after Comedy Central picked them up back in the 1990’s and played them three times a day. That was during the days of satellite TV! I never got tired of watching them and became a huge fan of Scott Thompson because he was one of the only open gay actors on TV at the time who always played gay characters. In fact, I was enamored by how opening the KITH approached homosexuality and even dressed in drag to play the female roles.

Fast forward 20 years and I got to meet and work with Scott! Wow, what a dream come true. He told me about the forthcoming book and I knew I had to have it. If you ever wanted to know how it all got started, Paul Myers does a brilliant job of chronicling the kids from start to…dare I say it…finish. Because the kids all admit in the end they aren’t finished yet, so there’s open for reunion work.

It was great learning about their early days a live sketch troupe in Canada, how Lorne Michaels came calling and helped get them on TV, the Brain Candy movie, their personal struggles and health issues, and so much more. It took me weeks to read the book because I kept stopping and going to the internet to watch old sketches I’d forgotten about.

Every KITH fan needs to read this book! It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years, but it was great to ready about all the actors and comedians they inspired. That includes me!

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