Canadian Comedy Trio Reckon They Have Answer To London's Housing Crisis

James Drury
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Canadian Comedy Trio Reckon They Have Answer To London's Housing Crisis
From left: Bubbles, Ricky and Julian from the mockumentary Trailer Park Boys.

Canadian mockumentary trio Trailer Park Boys are heading back to London for the first time in over two years and they can't wait to get back here.

"I love it there," the heavily-bespectacled Bubbles tells Londonist. "It's my favourite place."

Julian — the permanently black T-shirted ringleader — chimes in: "I like the pubs — they're amazing. It seems everyone starts drinking early and drinks every day."

"And I like the beautiful ladies," giggles Bubbles.

Anyone needing an introduction to this chaotic gang of bungling petty criminals should be warned — this isn't a Sunday school outing. Mainly based around drinking, smoking weed, swearing and pulling illegal get-rich-quick stunts, the distinctly dark comedy of the Canucks has a cultish following.

The last time the Canadian comedy trio brought their chaotic show — a spin-off from their TV series, available here on Netflix — to London, they sold out the Eventim Apollo. This time they're taking Julian’s latest money making scams, Bubbles’ Hollywood dreams and Ricky’s big ideas on the road.

"We know London has a major housing problem," Trailer Park Boys' Ricky tells Londonist. "I reckon I've got the answer — live in a trailer. You don't need a big crazy mortgage it costs about $250 a month, electricity is cheap..."

"Actually, the last time I was in London someone stole my Green Bastard [Bubbles's wrestling alter-ego] pants — they stole them right off the stage, so if anybody’s reading this and knows where they are I want them back," grumbles Bubbles.

"He’s never washed them, so whoever stole them is probably in the hospital right now somewhere," grins Ricky.

This triggers a row between the three over who'd win a fight between Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page, and it's at this point that Londonist makes our excuses and slinks out. If you've seen the show, you'll know exactly what we're talking about — and you'll likely be buying tickets for this live date.

Trailer Park Boys, 18 & 19 September, O2 Academy, Brixton. Tickets, £31.25-£39-50, available from Kililive.

Last Updated 10 September 2015