November 12, 2015

Interview: Bruce McCulloch reflects on his debut album, Shame-Based Man

Rhino talked to Bruce about the upcoming digital re-release of his 1995 debut album:

Rhino: So what were the origins of Shame-Based Man? Was it a case where you’d always wanted to record an album and suddenly had the opportunity?

Bruce McCulloch: I think it was some version of that. You know, when I did a couple of songs when we were super hot, people really wanted to put out “Daves I Know” and stuff, and I was, like, “No! No, I’m not fucking doing that, man!” [Laughs.] Because I was young and stupid! And then someone approached me – Tim Sommer, who was at Atlantic at the time and who worked with Hootie and the Blowfish – and said, “Do you want to do a record?” And I was, like, “Yeah! I want to do a record!” Because, of course, growing up on records and not TV, it felt more important to me in some ways than doing my television series!

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October 20, 2015 Kids in the Hall could return to screen, says Bruce McCulloch

The Kids in the Hall might become men on the screen once again. So says Bruce McCulloch, a member of the landmark Canadian comedy troupe.

“I think we will do something,” the 54-year-old Alberta native said in a recent interview.

“We’re in discussions now about what it would be. The last time we went on tour, Death Comes to Town came out of it. And I think now we’re thinking, ‘Do we want to do a limited series? A sketch thing? A weird Christmas special?’ ”

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October 5, 2015

Young Drunk Punk: Bruce McCulloch Elevates Canadian Comedy Again

Paste Magazine loves “Young Drunk Punk”:

When Bruce McCulloch premiered his one-man, autobiographical play, Young Drunk Punk, it received fairly positive reviews. The man, after all, is a comedy legend. Now, he’s got a full cast for a television show with the same name. And Young Drunk Punk is now a high point in the history of Canadian comedy shows.

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