Colin Mochrie, Kevin McDonald and Michael Stasko Talk Camp Comedy Boys vs. Girls [Exclusive Interview]

Colin Mochrie
Colin Mochrie and Kevin McDonald in Boys vs. Girls

Camp comedies have been comedic darlings since the 1980s with the start of Meatballs starring Bill Murray in his first film role.

The formula is simple: unruly camp counselors and undisciplined campers lead to outrageous hijinks and extreme pranks.

In the Canadian camp comedy Boys vs. Girls, the film captured the comedic essence of great camp comedies of Meatballs, Camp Nowhere, and even the cult film Wet Hot American Summer.

The film’s headline stars are two of the biggest comedy icons Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it Anyway) and Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall). The real stars are with the kids and counselors with Eric Osborne (Degrassi), Rachel Dagenais (The Birder), Shaun Benson (Amazon’s The Boys), Dante Albidone (Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy), Leo Choy (Schitt’s Creek), and Jess Camacho (Netflix’s Locke & Key). Michael Stasko directed and wrote the screenplay.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In the summer of 1990, Camp Kindlewood is forced to go co-ed for the first time in its seventy-year existence. Roger (Colin Mochrie), the camp director, tries to convince both sides that this is a great idea in an effort to keep the camp off the corporate chopping block. But after head counselors Dale (Eric Osborne) and Amber (Rachel Dagenais) have an awkward encounter, all bets are off. Both Dale and Amber really their sides in an attempt to win back their camp and gain dominance over what they feel is rightfully theirs. This battle of the sexes sets off a series of pranks and mischief, fueled by camp caretaker Coffee (Kevin McDonald), as the boys and girls fight for their summertime home.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with funnymen Colin Mochrie and Kevin McDonald along with director Michael Stasko.

Colin Mochrie has a strong background in theater and improvisational comedy. He studied theater school in Vancouver and worked at Second City in Toronto. He became a household name when he became a regular on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, one of the longest-running improv comedy shows. He also stars in television shows such as Blackfly and This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Overall, he has over 100 credits in television and film.

Kevin McDonald studied drama at Humber College near Toronto. He joined Second City after his professor urged him to continue with improv. At Second City, he met Dave Foley and they formed the comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, which ran on television for five seasons performing countless characters and sketches. Also, he performed a great deal of voiceover work, including Lilo & Stitch and Phineas and Ferb.

Michael Stasko’s Boys vs. Girls is his fifth feature film script to be professional produced within the Canadian system. His previous scripted films included Things To Do, Iodine, The Birder, and The Control.

Boys vs. Girls is now available on all TVOD platforms.

Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Gravitas Ventures

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