Preview: Paul Rabliauskas shines in CTV Comedy Channel’s raucous Acting Good

In 2016, Letterkenny made a huge splash when it debuted on the then-Crave TV. Jared Keeso told the expletive-filled story of a small town full of odd folks getting up to all kinds of shenanigans. Letterkenny is still going strong 10 seasons of six episodes later.

I expect the same for Acting Good.

Kicking off on Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Comedy Channel, Acting Good, co-created and starring Anishinaabe standup comedian Paul Rabliauskas, is a raucous showcase for his comedic talents.

Loosely based on his life at Poplar River First Nation in Manitoba and the family and friends that inhabited that community, Rabliauskas plays Paul, a man who moves back to his eccentric family in the fly-in community of Grouse Lake First Nation after life in Winnipeg goes awry. Tail between his legs, Paul is at the mocking mercy of sister Jo (Roseanne Supernault), cousin Dean (Gabriel Daniels), mother Agnes (Tina Keeper, who is also a producer) and ex-girlfriend Rose (Cheyenna Sapp).

The debut instalment—directed by award-winning actor, director and choreographer Michael Greyeyes—pokes fun at land acknowledgments, bullying, “Indian time” and a breakdown of a certain mouth sound that had me giggling.

Sharply written by Rabliauskas and co-showrunners Amber-Sekowan Daniels, Eric Toth and Pat Thornton, Acting Good has a lot of heart wrapped up in its first 22 minutes and is well worth tuning in to.

Acting Good airs Mondays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Comedy Channel.

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