All posts tagged: kids in the hall

The Lost Art of Answering Machine Messages

As landlines, phone books, “while you were away notepads” and cassette recorders go extinct, so goes the lost art of creative answering machine messages. Sure you can put something funny on your voicemail, but that doesn’t seem too professional since your business/personal phone number is the same. And now most people tend to skip the personality and have the computerized voice saying “the person you are trying to call is unavailable.” But I remember a time when people would put a lot of effort in their 30second message statement, as shown here in this classic Kids in the Hall sketch…. Some people would go even farther and make musical numbers just like George… And then there was the old folks who think it was hip to add a 90s rap to their message… Advertisements

Star Wars: Bad Foley Edition

The title says it all for this one. Those of you who aren’t familiar with what foley work is, let me fill you in. Foley work is any work by famed Kids in the Hall actor Dave Foley…wait…no…no, I’m being told that is not in fact true. Hmm, I guess it is sound effects then? Yeah that sounds like it makes sense, so we’ll go with that. Anyway, what happens when you take bad foley work and put it to Star Wars? I think it might look a little like this….

Why I love Dave Foley

If you live in Canada (like I do), you’ve recently seen the resurrection of the career of a comedy genius…Dave Foley. It might not be so much of a resurrection, but maybe it’s an acknowledgement of his brand of humor and years of great work. Dave is now the center and star of CTV’s new hit series Spun Out. Although I must admit, I really dislike this program. It’s just a poorly written and poorly executed office sitcom. Despite this it still hasn’t changed my opinion of Dave Foley. He’s one of the few comedian/actors out there who has made way more bad movies/TV shows than good, but still withholds a reputation of being brilliant. Why’s that? Just watch below…. Dave was one of the founding members of the famed Canadian comedy group Kids in the Hall. Kids in the Hall had a five season run on CBC, pushing boundaries with every sketch. The popularity of their show went as far as a feature film. They were so good that when they finished their series …