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Alex Lifeson to guest on new Showcase TV series The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour

Thu, Jun 23, 2011@8:38AM | comments

The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour is a new Canadian television comedy series from the creators of the Trailer Park Boys which is set to debut on Showcase on July 22nd. This CBC article reports that Alex Lifeson will make a guest appearance on the show:

... The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour reunites actors Mike Smith, Robb Wells and J.P. Tremblay for a six-part miniseries, debuting July 22. The show begins with the boys accidently ingesting a variety of psychedelic drugs that make them believe they are creating a sketch comedy show. The trio portray a range of quirky characters, including the three stars of a fictional children's TV series called The Happy Funtime Hour. The trio have moved from Sunnyvale trailer park the setting for Trailer Park Boys to the fictional town of Port Cockerton. Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, actor Jay Baruchel and other comedians have guest spots in the series, written and developed by Smith, Wells and Tremblay. ...

It's not clear exactly what Alex's guest role will consist of, but at one time in the show's development Alex had been cast as a mad scientist character. He ultimately had to turn down the role which was then given to Maury Chaykin who then passed away last summer, leaving some question as to whether this role was re-cast or just dropped from the show. Thanks to RushFanForever for the heads up.