Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tickets on Sale: Trailer Park Boys, May 31, Egyptian Theatre

Posted By on Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 12:00 PM

The announcement that the Trailer Park Boys—John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells and Mike Smith—would be performing live in Boise came in via e-mail on Friday. That was April Fool's Day. And we thought it was a prank.

Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian mockumentary series written and directed by Mike Clattenburg, which ran from 2001 to 2008 on Showcase. It's set in the Sunnyvale Trailer Park and focuses on three characters: Julian (Tremblay), Ricky (Wells) and Bubbles (Smith), three guys who have lived in the park and been friends since they were kids. Julian, who is never without a rum and Coke in his hand, is the dark, handsome ringleader; Ricky is the numskull with no book smarts but street smarts galore; and Bubbles, with his super thick glasses and odd way of speaking, is usually the voice of reason.

The boys spend their time growing dope, getting drunk, inventing money-making scams and trying to stay out of the way of trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey (John Dunsworth) and his cheeseburger-eating assistant Randy (Patrick Roach)—and stay out of jail. They fail at both.

The show was originally not available in the United States and the inaccessibility made it a cult favorite. Now, three years after the series ended, its availability on Netflix has opened the show up to a whole new audience.

After 56 episodes, two movies and a Christmas special, the boys are banking on that popularity and taking all the craziness that is TPB on the road with their new live show, The Drunk, High and Unemployed Tour. For reals. They'll take the Egyptian Theatre stage on Tuesday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at ictickets.com and the Egyptian box office and go on sale on Friday, April 8, at 4:20 p.m. (hee hee).

"Even though Bubbles was Bubbles, he was two people at the same time as being Bubbles and he tried to act like this other person who wasn't Bubbles but he was still Bubbles."

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