Kevin: Backstage Interview with Chris Sales

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Aired. 2000
A few weeks ago, I had a chance to chat backstage with the Kids in the Hall in-between shows at New York City's Town Hall. Armed with a between-show snack of leftover Chinese food, Kevin McDonald sat down with us, and following is the transcript.

CHRIS SALES:So, there's a shot of you and the guys on the cover of this week's Time Out New York--you're the bride and the other's are the bridesmaids. How did you end up as the bride?

KEVIN MCDONALD:Well...Actually I got picked because I was the only one who fit the wedding gown--they had my size. But spiritually it makes a lot of sense that I'm the bride, the happy bride--they're the grumpy bridesmaids. I can't explain it, but spiritually it makes sense--though i don't understand how it does make sense.

CHRIS:Somebody told me to ask you about Los Angeles and how living there may or may not have adversely affected your life...

KEVIN:Well, basically I bring my life with me--Brianne, my girlfriend, my movie videos, I have a station (in LA) that shows hockey...The only thing it changed was that I drive now. I had to learn how to drive because I didn't drive in Toronto. So I hear this a lot when I'm driving...(shifting in his seat to indicate a driver rolling down his window), "SPEED UP GRANDMA!" So that's how my life has changed--a lot of people call me Grandma 'cause I go a little slow. I'm not the strongest--(directly into the microphone) I'M NOT THE STRONGEST DRIVER.

CHRIS:Tell me about your dog and how he--is he a he?--get his name Popular.

KEVIN:He is a "he". A Staffordshire terrier--a beautiful one. We call him Poppy, short for Popular, because we found him abandoned in a parking lot in Hollywood, so we wanted him to feel popular. And also he was pooing a lot and Brianne was calling him Poopy, so we figured, Poopy--it just made sense. We couldn't call him Poopy--no dignity there. (At this point Kevin took a bite of this Chinese food and chewed into the microphone. I think it was General Tso's chicken--use your imagination.)

CHRIS:So here's a glaringly self-promoting Comedy Central question, what's your favourite South Park episode, if you have one, and why?

KEVIN:You know, I've never seen South Park, just by coincidence. I don't know when it's on. I know I would like it--I know, (into the camera) Comedy Central, I would like it...It's on the same time as hockey. But if I did watch it, my favourite episode would be season three, episode four. That would be my favourite.

CHRIS:We'll send you a tape of it.

KEVIN:And I think there's a character named Kenny?

CHRIS:Yes there is.

KEVIN:(into the camera) He's my favourite. (Shrugging) Hockey's just too good.

CHRIS:Thank you, Kevin.

KEVIN:Thank you--(into the mic) THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Credit to Kevin McDonald/Chris Sales