There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Nova Scotia’s finest weed-smoking, mountain lion-raising, trailer-park scum is coming to town. Hide your liquor and your pepperoni. Based on Trailer Park Boys, a Canadian mockumentary series that spawned seven seasons and two movies, “The Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles Community Service Variety Show” is ostensibly a court-ordered puppet show about the risks of alcohol and drug abuse. Of course, Ricky (Robb Wells), Julian (John Paul Tremblay), and Bubbles (Mike Smith) are pretty much felonious, marijuana-growing boozers, so things are sure to take uproarious detours. Some background: Trailer Park Boys follows a group of ex-con mobile-home dwellers who scheme to get rich and stoned without arousing the suspicion of the park’s supervisor, Jim Lahey (John Dunsworth). Originally a 1998 short film starring Tremblay and Wells, it went on to become one of Canada’s highest-rated television shows and a huge hit online. Sure, it’s immature and obscene, but it’s funny as hell, and you can expect much the same tonight at the Lisner Auditorium—except with puppets.
“The Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles Community Service Variety Show” begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $32.50–$39.50 in advance. lisner.org. (202) 994-6800.