‘NewsRadio’ was fantastic.
I met Kevin when I was 19, at a Second City workshop. We were paired up together in the first class I went to. By the end of the class we formed our improv group, and over the next three years we performed leading up to the formation of The Kids in the Hall.
I like the sitcom, as a structure.
I never watched ‘Harper’s Island.’
I grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, where everything was in a strip mall.
And I met Paul Simms while I was making ‘It’s Pat’, and he later wound up casting me in ‘NewsRadio.’
Dick Van Dyke spent most of his time setting everybody else up.
I think the Internet’s been a tremendous tool in terms of breaking down the power structure of information and entertainment, particularly at a time when so much information and entertainment were in the hands of so few people, with multinationals owning everything.
I think we carry around the idea of being a Kid in the Hall as part of our identity. It’s a big part of how we see ourselves now.
If somebody came up with a really good idea, everyone would back it. Especially when we did the show, we had a real dedication that, if you were in somebody else’s scene, everyone worked their hardest to make that scene good.
Really, it’s only been since the ’70s that Canadians have had any pride in their country.
Stand-up comedy and poverty. Those were my two main endeavors.
I still do miss the freedom to play any kind of character I wanted to play.
I mean, ‘Kids In The Hall’ is the reason I have any career at all.
The thing that really surprised me about strip malls in California, specifically Los Angeles, is that they have some really fantastic restaurants.