The last BlackBerry employee

Dave Foley, from The Kids in the Hall, presents his take on the end for BlackBerry. Poignant.



  • John Shum

    Perfectly cast. David Foley kinda mirrors Blackberry. They’re both once-great but now in the gutter, and they’re both scary and desperate.

    • Moeskido

      Are you not happy with Foley’s more recent work?

      • John Shum

        Ever since I saw him shilling for Texas hold ‘em poker tournaments on TV, my heart died a little. Haven’t been following his career since then. Saw him cameo on TV once or twice and felt nothing but pity for him. I will always love him in New Radio.

        • Moeskido

          Poor disappointed you.

          Sir Laurence Olivier did a tv commercial for Polaroid in the mid 1970s, and was asked about it by a mortified American movie star. I believe it might have been Dustin Hoffman.

          Olivier looked down his nose and gave the boy a fairly short lecture about what it means to be a working actor. Even if you’re Shakespearean-trained and famous.

          Foley is no less talented than he was when you respected him. He’s making a living in his chosen profession, and probably can’t afford to live up to your lofty standards.

          • John Shum

            Wow, what brought that on?

            I did not insinuate that he’s any less talented than he ever was. He does still elicit laughs from me in his latest acts. I have to admit he’s appearing more maniacal as ever. But as most people do, I simply moved on to other entertainers. I certainly do not despise him. When I said “pity” I didn’t mean I stopped respecting him as an actor. I simply feel that his talents could be far better served. There are plenty of entertainers whose talents deteriorate significantly over time. I wasn’t implying that he’s one of them. Also, my standards are nowhere near “lofty”. If my comment somehow offended you, it was unintentional. However, I stand by my opinions.

          • Moeskido

            Pardon me. I saw you describe Foley as “once-great,” “in the gutter” and “scary and desperate,” and figured you were making a judgment of some kind. Glad to see you walk it back. ;)

  • Kip Beatty

    As I’m not a Canadian, to me he’ll always be Dave Foley from “News Radio”. ;)

    • Mother Hydra

      no Kids in the Hall love? I’m not Canadian but damn do I love that show, especially the chicken lady. yeah.

      • Kip Beatty

        No, I liked Kids in the Hall. It’s just that when I see Dave Foley I’m instantly reminded of “News Radio” as opposed to most Canadians I know who immediately think “Kids in the Hall.”

        • Kip Beatty

          And FWIW, News Radio is one of the most underrated sitcoms of all time. Particularly the seasons with Phil Hartman.

          • Mother Hydra

            Yes, I need to go back and watch precisely for Phil- the guy was a comedy genius.

          • Moeskido

            Newsradio was indeed very good. But Kids in the Hall was what SNL should have been.

  • Moeskido

    I love Dave Foley and this is perfect.

  • Tom Gregory

    Guess I’m in the minority here. Found it neither funny nor poignant. Struggled to watch to the end.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow

    “Just.. fuckin’ tell us what you want, America, don’t be such a bitch about it.”

    Funny.