This Is a Book About the Kids in the Hall

  • by John Semley
  • Narrated by Josh Hurley
  • 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first book to explore their history, legacy, and influence.
This is a book about the Kids in the Hall - the legendary Canadian sketch comedy troupe formed in Toronto in 1984 and best known for the innovative, hilarious, zeitgeist-capturing sketch show The Kids in the Hall - told by the people who were there, namely the Kids themselves. John Semley's thoroughly researched book is rich with interviews with Dave Foley, Mark McKinney, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, and Scott Thompson as well as Lorne Michaels and comedians speaking to the Kids' legacy: Janeane Garofalo, Tim Heidecker, Nathan Fielder, and others. It also turns a critic's eye on that legacy, making a strong case for the massive influence the Kids have exerted, both on alternative comedy and on pop culture more broadly.
The Kids in the Hall were like a band: a group of weirdos brought together, united by a common sensibility. And, much like a band, they're always better when they're together. This is a book about friendship, collaboration, and comedy - and about clashing egos, lost opportunities, and one-upmanship. This is a book about the head-crushing, cross-dressing, inimitable Kids in the Hall.


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A great insight into an archetypal network of minds, as well as the nature of the work they do. Brilliantly read with accentual tones to distinguish the Kids and their quotes, this title defines impeccable quality in content, context and delivery.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios