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Bruce McCulloch attends the ‘Kids In The Hall: Comedy Punks’ premiere during the 2022 SXSW Conference & Festivals at ZACH Theater on March 15, 2022 in Austin, Texas.

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Bruce McCulloch is one of the founding members of the Canadian Sketch Comedy Team The children in the room. He starred in the eponymous television show which aired for five seasons in Canada and the United States, and the follow-up film Brain candy. KITH was a quirky sketch comedy legend of the 90s, featuring unforgettable characters like Cabbage Head, Gavin, Tammy and the infamous Kathie.

Children in the room finished their original TV series in 1995, but since then Bruce has kept busy – he’s had roles in shows like Gilmore Girls, Trailer park boys and Development stopped. He has recorded albums and written for television and films. And earlier this year, alongside Dave Foley, Scott Thompson, Kevin McDonald and Mark McKinney – the group that created the beloved TV series in the 90s – he joined Children in the room for their return to television on Amazon Prime.

Bruce also spends his time working behind the camera. He has done sketches, music videos for bands like Tragically Hip and his most recent project: Tallboyz. tallboyz is a comedy sketch television show featuring four Canadian comedians who are, as the show promises, tall. Fortunately for the public, they are also talented and incredibly funny.

Bruce joins Bullseye to talk about his trajectory from a young punk in Calgary who got into bar fights to a fixture in the world of sketch comedy.