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#324 Kenny vs. Kenny
A conversation with Kenny Hotz, a man at odds with his industry, his audience, and himself.

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Kenny Hotz achieved fame as the co-star of Kenny vs. Spenny, one of Canada’s most successful TV shows. The comedy, built around a competition between two supposed friends and the crude humiliation of the loser, premiered on the CBC in 2003. It was cancelled after just one season, but was then picked up in the US and became an international sensation. It’s been a decade since the last episode of Kenny vs. Spenny went to air, and Hotz reflects on the legacy of the show, the nature of his own success, and the possibility of a reboot, in what turned out to be a revealing discussion.

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May 4, 2020
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