Here’s Ryan “Astro Boy” Kesler on After Hours. As usual, the segment’s a must-watch, and you have to admire Scott Oake’s skill as an interviewer to make it so. Kesler’s not an easy interview. He’s a surly guy that punches questions, and ends sentences abruptly. There’s simply no avoiding dead air when he’s the guest.
This one also features the best PITB mention yet (and the second time on the evening someone on the HNIC crew said my name; it was Harrison Night in Canada). At 17:55, Oake asks Kesler another @passittobulis question, marking the third time we’ve gotten a tweet on the show (first, second). The question in question? Ask Kesler if it’s just a coincidence that his son was born exactly 9 months (to the day) after he signed his big contract extension. Regular Bulies might know that we stumbled across this suspicious synchronization of dates while putting together the 2010 in review year-end retrospective.
Kesler is so caught off guard by this question that he a) cracks a disbelieving smile, then b) is briefly rendered speechless, then c) proceeds drop a swearbomb live on the air. He explains how it was during the postseason and he caught crap from AV about sex in the playoffs. Except he doesn’t say crap, no sir, he certainly does not. Move over, George Stromboulopoulos, Ryan Kesler’s the new badass in town.
This video is also worth watching for Kevin Weekes’ blue velvet blazer. Do you like blue velvet? Well, tough, because Kevin Weekes does. And so does David Lynch.Tags: After Hours, HNIC, Kesler, PITB is famous, Weekes