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Joe Bodolai


B: May 11, 1948 in Youngstown, Ohio,

D: December 26, 2011 in Hollywood, California

In addition to being the supervising producer for the Kids in the Hall TV series, Joe Bodolai was best known as a writer for Saturday Night Live. He counted among his greatest achievements the creation of the show, Comics!, which became a launching pad for budding Canadian comedians and went on to last eight seasons and 115 episodes. He also co-wrote the first draft of the film Wayne’s World with Mike Myers. Bodolai was found dead on December 26, 2011 in a Hollywood hotel room of an apparent suicide by consuming a mixture of Gatorade and anti-freeze. In a note posted online, Bodolai detailed a life spent working and fighting for Canadian talent. In a list of regrets was his decision to leave Canada.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The 1989 Gemini Awards (TV-1989)
The 1996 Gemini Awards (TV-1996)

TV Series – at least one episode of:
Saturday Night Live (1981-1982)
It’s Only Rock and Roll (1987)
Game On (1999)
After Hours (2001)

Credits as a Producer:
It’s Only Rock and Roll (Producer, 1987)
The Kids in the Hall (Supervising Producer, 1990-1991)
Comics (Executive Producer (1993-1999)
After Hours (Producer, 2001)