Dave Foley sorta bit the hand that feeds a bit this weekend — taking a shot at the streaming company that’s hosting his old sketch show … claiming Amazon is ruining planet Earth.
The comedian/actor was on hand Sunday at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where the HCA TV Awards were underway and handing out trophies for shows … both on traditional TV and on streaming. He won for his newest season of ‘Kids in the Hall,’ which was revived for a 6th season this year on Amazon Prime — this after the OG show’s been off the air for decades.
During his acceptance speech for Best Streaming Variety Sketch Series, DF thanked a bunch of people in very off-the-cuff remarks — and along the way, remembered to thank Amazon.
Watch … Foley sarcastically mentions Amazon, saying despite polluting the planet/ruining the environment — they make some great TV, so yippee! It’s kinda funny, but big picture … it’s a little cringeworthy … especially when you consider Dave literally has a working relationship with them now, as they’re financing/producing the new season(s) of his series.
‘KITH’ originally ran from 1988 to ’95 over the course of 5 seasons, which aired in a variety of places … from HBO to CBC TV and, eventually, CBS. You can now stream the old episodes for free on Amazon Prime … as well as Pluto and The Roku Chanel.
Unclear if Dave here was just being irreverent, but it doesn’t appear he thought his speech through … which, frankly, might affect his show down the line. The HCA TV Awards is a high-profile affair these days — especially with the pausing of the Globes — and there’s a lot of famous faces at this event. So a public swipe at Amazon like that didn’t go unnoticed. 😬