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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. 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 hear 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.

©2018 Paul Myers (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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The world needs more Kids In The Hall

This was a really great history lesson on one of, if not THE greatest comedy troupes of all time. From each of the members humble beginnings to near present time you learn so much about the gang you appreciate them so much more. If you're a KITH fan, do yourself a favour and get this book!
Paul Myers voice is also great, doesn't distract from the story but also comfortable if that makes sense lol

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One Hall of A Good Listen

The Story of the Kids in the Hall was well written, well told and really in depth. A great story from their humble beginnings to the hopes of another chapter being written some day. A great listen for fans and anyone wondering what it takes to make it in show business. What a journey.

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I loved it !

I wish this book didn't end, it was that great. Its so great hearing about Canadian talent making it big and growing up in Ontario its so cool to hear all this happend around here. It made me fall in love with the show and the men all over again.

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for obsessives and casual fans, and comedy nerds

The book really gets into every aspect you would want to know about the Kids in the Hall, from individual influences and tortured histories, to the long road of coming together, to making it, breaking it, and finding it again.

Comedy fans, whether KitH obsessives or casual or even newcomers will find Myers' documentarian approach inviting and informative in the development of five distinct comedic personas who come together to form one Voltron of a sketch comedy juggernaut.

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  • M. Duwe
  • 2019-10-30

This is a wonderful compendium of The Kids in the Hall.

This is the story of The Kids in the Hall well told by author Paul Myers. If you’re a fan I definitely recommend this book/audio. Paul does a great job on the narration and he makes you feel like your right there in the room with ‘The Kids’. It’s funny and real. You won’t be disappointed.

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  • ian glaubinger
  • 2021-10-30

Better Than the Cincinnati Kid

If you love the Kids in the Hall than you'll love this book. If you don't love the Kids in the Hall, I'm not sure why you're reading this review.