In Production: The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour for Showcase

From a media release:


  • Highly anticipated new comedy series from the stars of Trailer Park Boys for Showcase

Showcase’s all-new Canadian original comedy series The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour, starring Mike Smith, Robb Wells and JP Tremblay (Trailer Park Boys), commenced production May 26, 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The six-episode, half-hour limited series is slated for Showcase.

The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour is an innovative comedy series, that builds on the success and popularity of the stars of the seminal Showcase comedy series Trailer Park Boys, inspired by comedy classics like Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the more recent British import The League of Gentlemen.

Set in the sleepy fictional town of Port Cockerton, the series catches up with Mike, Robb and JP in the midst of shooting their new sketch-variety TV show called “The Happy Funtime Hour.” Disastrously, an actor hired to play a wacky German scientist (Maury Chaykin) assumes the personality of his character after synthesizing a powerful and addictive hallucinogen derived from local berries. Chaos ensues in the town as the cast ingests the drugs and begins to believe they really are the characters they portray on the show – including deranged pirates, drug-addled playboys from an 80’s television show and a group of not-so-super superheroes. The three stars play a total of 24 characters throughout the series.

The series’ impressive lineup of guest stars includes Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder, How to Train Your Dragon), Genie and Gemini Award winner Maury Chaykin (Entourage). Trailer Park Boys alumni Pat Roach and John Dunsworth will also guest star in the series.

Directing the series is Gemini Award nominated Ron Murphy (Dan For Mayor, Being Erica). Stars Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay and Robb Wells are also the writers and producers of the series.

The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour is produced by Happy Funtime Productions 2007 Inc. in association with Canwest Broadcasting with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund, Film Nova Scotia and the Bell New Media Fund. Producers are Paul Pope and Louis Thomas.