94: The Wrong Guy (1997) with Kyle Bottom
Humor is subjective. We get that. But that this little gem of a Canadian comedy fell through the cracks is a national tragedy. Fresh off the debut of the release of his first comedy album, Dungeon Master, Kyle Bottom brings us the 1997’s wacky comedy treat The Wrong Guy. Featuring Dave Foley, Colm Feore, David Anthony Higgins, Joe Flaherty, a brilliant Jennifer Tilly, and a fun cameo by the Barenaked Ladies. Written by a Kid in the Hall, a former Simpsons writer and a sitcom character actor directed by a legend in the comedy world David Steinberg, this direct to video release has finally found a rightful cult status. With gag-a-minute moments, absurd plotlines and a genuinely scary villain, this perfect example of how comedy should be, is more than worth your undivided attention.
This week's end credit music is the Barenaked Ladies performing "Gangster Girl" in the film.
On this week's show
Who is Kyle Bottom? Great question, I ask myself that every day. Hi, I’m Kyle Bottom. I was born in Vancouver BC and by god I’ll die there too. I started doing comedy in early 2006 because I felt guilty about how much world of warcraft I was playing. I figured I should commit some time and energy to something other than restoring the horde to it’s former glory… and here we are. 12 years later and I’ve played amazing festivals, I headline clubs, and I’m a regular on CBC Radio’s “The Debaters!”. Just goes to show that when you believe in yourself, you can make those Alliance dogs pay!