Because, why not?
By Sharon Miki, Humour Editor
In a move that cements his reputation as the ultimate Canadian host of things, TV and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos is set to host Douglas College student Kevin Guruhgsdfhisic’s 23rd birthday party next weekend. Numerous media and Facebook status reports confirm the news.
“Yeah, I was pretty surprised that he agreed to it, too,” noted Kevin, still 22. “But I tweeted at him and he was all like, ‘Yeah, sure bro. I love hosting stuff that I don’t know much about! #hostingrules’”
Stroumboulopoulos, 41, began his public career in mega-hosting as a VJ for the MuchMusic channel, and has since gone on to host his own CBC television talk show, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight; it was also recently announced that Stroumboulopoulos will take over as the new host of Hockey Night in Canada starting next season.
Clearly, the man loves to host.
“I just love hosting things,” explained Stroumboulopoulos at a press conference held at Kevin’s mom’s house with respect to Kevin’s big day. “It’s like an addiction: first it was just one or two music videos. You know, cue the Nickelback and all that. But then it got much, much worse. I’ve got the hockey thing lined up for next year, but… I need something to do now.
“Also, I really identify with this Kevin Guruhgsdfhisic kid. We both have names that no one can spell or pronounce.”
Kevin’s birthday party, which will be held at the Foggy Dew Irish Pub in Coquitlam, will be a beer-themed event. At press time, 332 of Kevin’s friends have been invited to the event on Facebook; 43 guests have been confirmed as “going,” with 150 currently “maybe attending.”
“I just want to say that I’m totally honoured to be the face of another major Canadian institution. I hope I can live up to the legacy that Kev’s best friend, Kyle, created by hosting Kev’s 22nd bash,” noted Stroumboulopoulos. “I mean, Kyle coined the phrase ‘whooo, whooo, Kev’s 22,‘ so it’s going to be a tough act to follow.”