Laugh With Our Canadian Cousins

The fans of the Canadian comedy trio the Trailer Park Boys are more than just fans. Ricky, Julian and Bubbles aren’t just characters on a TV screen, they're like family — if that family includes three three dope-peddling dimwits who steal things out of parked cars to make a living, and frankly, whose doesn't? Amiright, Highland Park? The creation of Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith are international superstars because they still can’t resist playing their character counterparts for their fans on television, stage and even in interviews. They go out of their way to make them feel real. We wouldn’t be surprised if Ricky, Julian and Bubbles have their own Canadian health cards. It would, however, make us more than a little mad that fictional Canadian characters have better health care access than most real Americans. Witness Canada’s most famous comedy team and the stars of the Netflix series at the Majestic Theater (1925 Elm St.) at 8 p.m. Tuesday as part of their “Still Drunk, High and Unemployed Tour.” Tickets are $40-70 at ticketmaster.com.
Tue., Feb. 24, 8 p.m., 2015
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.

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