Buddy Babylon by Scott Thompson
The Autobiography of Buddy Cole

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



His outrageous monologues made him a legend on tv's The Kids in the Hall.  Now he's back--with the life story only he could tell.

"My goal is not to shock and horrify, but to tell the truth.  And if that truth shocks and horrifies, well .  .  .  maybe you should get out more."

Spinning martini-fueled tales from his stool in his favorite gay bar, acid-tongued raconteur Buddy Cole became one of The Kids in the Hall's most beloved and enduring characters.  Now, brought to you by Kids star Scott Thompson with series writer Paul Bellini, Buddy Babylon takes you on a jaw-dropping tour of Buddy's flashy, trashy life, filled with tales of poignant, heart-wrenching romance, lurid sexual debauchery, the birth of synchronized swimming, and the ugly, never-before-revealed truth behind the Prettiest Feet in Quebec contest.

Join Marco (Buddy's cosmetically challenged sidekick), Cornygirl (the loyal corncob doll who rarely leaves his side), and a cast of unforgettably offbeat characters as Buddy blazes a trail across the deep Canadian forest, through the darkest corners of the big city, and back to his signature barstool.  From his humble beginnings as the twenty-third child of poor pig farmers, to his moment in the spotlight in the tabloids, Buddy Babylon lays bare a lifetime of madness, chaos, and things your mother warned you about--the essential Buddy Cole.

After Kids' six-year run on CBS, HBO, Comedy Central, and the CBC in Canada, Scott Thompson joined the cast of the critically acclaimed HBO series The Larry Sanders Show.  He is also a frequent guest on Politically Incorrect and The Late Show, and continues to do stand-up comedy, which includes performances in the character of Buddy Cole.

About Scott Thompson

See more books from this Author
Thompson is a cast member of HBO's critically acclaimed series "The Larry Sanders Show" and a popular stand-up comedian, frequently featured on "The Late Show" and "Politically Incorrect". Bellini began his career as a comedy writer with The Kids in the Hall. His other credits include Out There in Hollywood (Comedy Central), This Hour Has 22 Minutes (CBC), and the independent film Hayseed.
Published May 11, 1998 by Dell. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Buddy Babylon

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

The purported autobiography of a favorite character of the influential (and now defunct) Canadian comedy troupe the Kids in the Hall, by the actor who portrayed him and the troupe's head writer.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Buddy Babylon: The Autobiogra...

Reader Rating for Buddy Babylon

An aggregated and normalized score based on 35 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review