I was sad to hear that the Trailer Park Boys would be done after one more TV special and a movie. But their departure from TV has also resulted in a live tour of the country, dubbed the Community Service Variety Show. They came to London on Wednesday, and it was an awesome show. The idea is that the Boys are forced to put on a stage show as community service for yet another crime, and the entire thing is done in character, transitioning smoothly from the TV show itself. It truly is a variety show, with everything from the regular comedy of the boys interacting to music to a random parody of stage hypnotism.
It was pretty incredible seeing Ricky, Bubbles and Julian up there on stage, in real life, after watching them on TV all these years. They should do this with other TV shows. Like maybe a Grey’s Anatomy show where they all act like assholes to each other, cry, freak out and see dead people, then screw up a surgery live on stage.
Here are pictures. I took some myself, but they mostly looked like man-shaped blobs, so these are stolen from Nick.
And some videos:
Conky, the drunk/high audience screaming for his destruction, and Ricky picking up joints thrown on stage