Let's Start a Riot: How A Young Drunk Punk became a Hollywood Dad

Let's Start a Riot: How A Young Drunk Punk became a Hollywood Dad

by Bruce McCulloch


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062399854
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

BRUCE MCCULLOCH is a Canadian actor, writer, comedian and film director. He is best known for his work as a member of The Kids in the Hall and as a writer for Saturday Night Live. The director of Dog Park, Stealing Harvard and Superstar, McCulloch has made two acclaimed comedy/music albums, Shame-Based Man and Drunk Baby Project. McCulloch recently returned to television with a new comedy series, Young Drunk Punk, which is loosely based on parts of this book. He currently lives in the Hollywood Hills with his family and tours solo and with The Kids in the Hall to sold-out houses.

Table of Contents

Foreword: I Love Bruce xv

Let's Start a Riot 1

Hollywood 11

Angle, the HIV Unicorn 25

The Mouse and I 29

Pyjama-Rama 39

False Teeth 49

Hello, Goodbye 57

Never Trust 65

The Beautiful Day You Beat Up Your Dad 69

Keep Yourself Alive 77

Punk History 87

Tequila-Fest 97

Under the Rug 105

Prison Break 113

The Last of One 121

Food Repairman 129

The Bible 137

Crazy Chick Circa '86 139

One Dumb Guy 147

Vigil 159

Sharing Air 165

Good Investment 169

Nursey Says 179

Jean Jacket Love 189

Radiohead 197

One Good Cup 207

Sex Weekend 211

The Bottle Fairy 223

Liver 229

The "Brucie-Derata" 243

Forty-One Steps 247

Taco Bell 255

Dad as Dog 261

They Started the Riot without Me 271

Acknowledgments 279

What People are Saying About This

Molly Shannon

I loved this book. I really did not want it to end. I laughed. I cried. Bruce McCulloch's giant heart explodes all over the pages of this dazzling, heartfelt, hilarious memoir. --Molly Shannon

Mark McKinney

Having known Bruce for thirty years, I knew he was a brilliantly funny comedian, but I didn't anticipate he was a story writer on par with my heroes Woody, PJ, and Sedaris. It caught me completely by surprise, as if he slyly decided to reveal he was a clarinet virtuoso. This book is a fantastic, achingly funny read. --Mark McKinney

Gord Downie

I couldn't put this down. I mean, I couldn't put this down. Seriously funny and poetic and tender and elegant and beautiful and entirely lovable...and funny. --Gord Downie

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Let's Start a Riot: How A Young Drunk Punk became A Hollywood Dad 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Walks in and looks at Jesse "I have been looking for you. We really need to talk"
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Walked in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in with no bra on.
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Walks in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sex fun and plenty of shots from august
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