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Airdate: Kevin Can F*** Himself

Comedy starring Schitt’s Creeks' own Annie Murphy begins in late August.

Dark US comedy Kevin Can F*** Himself, starring Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek) will screen on Amazon Prime from late August.

All eight episodes will be available.

Kevin Can F*** Himself follows the story of Allison McRoberts (Murphy), a woman we all grew up believing we knew: the prototypical Sitcom Wife. She’s beautiful and can take a joke even if it is directed at her, and she’s married to a guy who must have won a marriage lottery. We follow her as she finally wakes up to and revolts against the injustices in her life. Kevin Can F*** Himself breaks convention and blends multi-camera comedy with single-camera realism to make us ask, who and what have we been laughing at all of these years?

The series also stars Mary Hollis Inboden (The Real O’Neals) as Patty O’Connor, Allison’s tough, glass-half-empty neighbor who hides an intelligence and dissatisfaction that bonds her to Allison; Eric Petersen (Kirstie) as the protagonist husband Kevin McRoberts, Allison’s husky and “lovable” man-child; Alex Bonifer (Superstore) as Neil O’Connor, the football-loving, beer-swilling, dim-bulb best friend of Kevin; Brian Howe (Chicago Fire) as Pete McRoberts, Kevin’s father with a regressive sense of humor; and Raymond Lee (Here and Now) as Sam Park, a clean cut, former Worcesterite who has history with Allison. Kevin Can F*** Himself is created by Valerie Armstrong (Lodge 49, SEAL Team) and executive producers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack through Le Train Train (Claws, A to Z). Craig DiGregorio (Shrill) serves as showrunner and executive producer.

Friday 27th August on Amazon Prime Video.

5 Responses

  1. I absolutely love this! It exposes the sexist tendencies of traditional sitcoms (e.g. Married With Children, Everybody Loves Raymond, etc.) and how far we’ve come as a society since then. Format-wise, reminds me of WandaVision. So excited to watch this! (Even though I haven’t seen Schitt’s Creek).

  2. I have seen a few reviews of this and it looks like it’s causing quite a stir on the gender divide front. I’ll leave it at that.

    Looking past all of that, it sounds like a really great idea that loses most of it’s appeal once the (for want of a better word) gimmick is played out a few times.

  3. Had to look up who Alex Bonifer was, didn’t even recognise him from a photo despite having watched Superstore. He was in two episodes as a character named “Russell”. Funnily enough, not even the same “Russell” that is linked from the Superstore Fandom site, haha

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