Press Release: New Homegrown Comedy Series, Young Drunk Punk, Kicks Off Production in Cowtown

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CALGARY (September 25, 2014) New, half-hour Canadian comedy series puts Calgary centre stage, as production on Young Drunk Punk begins today, starring creator, writer, and executive producer Bruce McCulloch (Kids in the Hall). Young Drunk Punk takes viewers on a heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age journey of two teenage boys living in raucous Calgary during the ‘80s. The show is slated to premiere early 2015 on City, with full broadcast details to be announced at a later date.

Inspired by McCulloch’s life, and told through his unique point-of-view, Young Drunk Punk focuses on two young men  Ian and Shinky – who have recently graduated from high school and don’t quite feel that they belong. The series follows them as they embark on a hilarious and rebellious search to find out who they are, somewhere in the lost years between high school and “what’s next.”

Young Drunk Punk stars Tim Carlson (Gracepoint) as Ian McKay, Atticus Mitchell (Fargo) as Archibald Shinky, McCulloch (The Kids in the Hall) as Ian’s father Lloyd, Tracy Ryan (Nancy Drew) as Ian’s mother Helen, and Allie MacDonald (Lost Girl) as Ian’s sister Belinda.
We are excited to have Bruce McCulloch in front and behind the camera in this original, yet relatable comedy series that is sure to resonate with viewers from coast-to-coast” said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers.