Let's Start A Riot

Let's Start A Riot

How A Young Drunk Punk Became A Hollywood Dad

Book - 2014
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A biting, funny, always revealing collection of personal stories from the legendary Kid in the Hall, comedian, writer and director, Bruce McCulloch.

Comedian, writer, director and legendary Kid in the Hall Bruce McCulloch chronicles his journey from wild early days as a "young punk" in 1980s Alberta, to his flannel plaid days and futon nights in 1990s Toronto, to becoming a "pajama-clad dad" living in the Hollywood Hills. Taking us from scowling teenager to father of two, this biting, funny collection of personal stories, peppered with moments of surprising poignancy, proves that although this infamous Kid may be all grown up, his singular brand of humour and signature wit remain firmly intact.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, c2014.
Edition: 1st Canadian ed.
ISBN: 9781443426381
Characteristics: xviii, 281 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Let us start a riot


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Jun 04, 2016

In the spirit of David Sedaris, these bits by "Kids in the Hall" Bruce McCulloch are hilarious and weird, much like the actor himself. This is anything but a conventional biography as the author paints a very surreal, humorous and sometimes dark portrait of life in Hollywood and Canada, fatherhood, and forming the sketch comedy group with the help of Saturday Night Live.

Oct 29, 2015

Hilarious read, couldn't put it down. Must read if you were/are a KITH fan.

Aug 10, 2015

I heard Bruce McCulloch on CBC Radio doing the Proust Questionnaire. I thought I'd read his book and was very disappointed. McCulloch simply comes across as smarmy and smug.

Dec 15, 2014

I read this book because I knew Bruce well during his years in Toronto, and I was curious as to how his description of that time would jive with what I remember. Sadly, it would seem that Bruce is still lacking insight into his life and instead playing it for cheap laughs. His tale of the legendary tequila fest is fairly accurate, but has not benefited from any maturity of vision. And the tartan notebooks he refers to again and again? That's where he wrote down other people's best lines, so annoying. He hurt a lot of people along the way, but fails to acknowledge this. I guess I was looking for an apology - sure didn't find it.

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