The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour

 

This summer, familiar faces crash the Action schedule with two explosive comedy events. The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour andmake their broadcast premieres, marking the first time that not one, but two original series launch on Action.

The high-octane series feature all three of the infamous Trailer Park Boys and half of the dynamic duo of Kenny vs. Spenny, Kenny Hotz. The non-stop action begins July 22, 2011.

The former Trailer Park Boys, Mike Smith, Robb Wells and JP Tremblay return to television to give Action viewers a new innovative comedy series, The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour. Set in the fictional town of Port Cockerton, this high-energy miniseries finds the boys in the midst of shooting their new sketch-variety TV show called “The Happy Funtime Hour.”

The show gets eerie when an actor hired to play an eccentric scientist (the late Maury Chaykin) assumes the personality of his character after synthesizing a powerful and addictive hallucinogen derived from local berries.

Chaos ensues when thecast of the variety showingests the drugs and begin to believe they really are the characters they portray on the show and run amok throughout the small town. Guest stars include Jay Baruchel, Amy Sedaris, Pat Roach and John Dunsworth.

A three-part television event, The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour is comprised of six half-hour episodes airing back-to-back beginning Friday, July 22 at 9 p.m. ET.

In his all-new high-stakes series, Kenny Hotz is finished with trivial tit-for-tat competitions and is ready to conquer the world. Each episode of Kenny Hotz’s Triumph of the Will finds Kenny taking on nearly impossible missions with a Dateline approach, like proving that pigs are too smart to be eaten and trying to find love for his widowed mother. Although he is driven by a personal and higher moral agenda, viewers can expect his tactics to be unconventional and unpredictable.Kenny Hotz’s Triumph of the Will is a six episode half-hour episodic series. Executive Produced by John Morayniss andNoreen Halpern of Entertainment One, Kenny Hotz’s Triumph of the Will premieres Friday, July 22 at 10 p.m. ET.

The web components for both series are sure to pack a punch. Action viewers can flock to DrunkandonDrugs.com where the hallucinogenic berries have been scattered all over the website. Fans can log in to the Interactive Quest to help Dr. Funtime collect the berries to keep the characters in their altered state and, in return, they’ll be rewarded with over an hour of outrageous exclusive online video content emerging each week. The site also features full streaming episodes of the show, character and actor bios and over eighty minutes of original content.The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour website was developed by Shaw Media with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and the Bell New Media Fund.

Viewers of Kenny Hotz’s Triumph of the Will can continue the wild ride on Kenny’s testosterone-filled challenges by visiting action-tv.ca, where they can view the episode guide accompanied by exclusive episodic webisodes taking them behind-the-scenes of the show. As a bonus, the site will offer fans a free download of a Kenny Hotz GPS voice, available for TomTom and Garmin devices. Viewers can also visit www.facebook.com/kennyhotzfor loads of fan extras.

Full episodes of both series will be available to watch the day after broadcast at action-tv.ca.

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.