Bruce McCulloch's theatrical hit Young Drunk Punk, which sold out shows in Vancouver, is about to debut as a TV series on City.
In the one-man show, the Kids in the Hall alumnus recalled his shit-disturbing youth in Calgary in the 1980s, and that will be the exact setting for the TV series of the same name.
It's to centre on two teen rebels, Ian McKay (Tim Carlson) and his buddy Shinky (Atticus Mitchell), living in the suburbs of Calgary, and comes complete with a soundtrack that includes Pointed Sticks, the Buzzcocks, the Demics, and the Diodes.
This time out, McCulloch—in a suave moustache—plays Ian's father. McCulloch has said the TV version of Young Drunk Punk is not as autobiographical as the stage rendition, but we can't wait to see how he characterizes the dad here: in his one-man stage show, he managed to make his less-than-ideal upbringing hilarious, with one of its highlights a section reflecting on the death of his own father (who wasn’t exactly Ward Cleaver from the sound of things).
For the new series, his real-life wife Tracy Ryan plays Ian's mom, a woman works in the wig department at Woolco.
The 13-episode show, produced for television by Accent Entertainment and SEVEN24 Films, debuts on January 21 at 8:30 p.m.