Friday, 13 June 2014

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF ROB FORD

Rob Ford, DOug Ford, Rob Ford the musical, Crazy Town, Toronto,
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU'D GOT THE TASTE OF HIM out of your head, we get hit with the news that Rob Ford: The Musical is about to become a thing. 
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Let me just say right off the top that I despise musicals. All that overwrought bellowing, all that usually IMHO sub-par "music," it just gets in the way of the good bits: nudity. (That was just Hair? Well if they don't all have nudity then I REALLY don't get the point!) However, there is one musical I would pay damn good money to see and that is Rob Ford: The Musical. Because the only thing that could possibly be more delicious than watching our buttery magistrate immolate himself on a crack pipe over and over and over again, it's watching our buttery magistrate immolate himself on a crack pipe over and over and over again set to the tune of "Eat It" by Weird Al Yankovich. And also to the tune of this
The Toronto-based stage show is holding casting calls Monday at the Second City Training Centre for what promises to be an "unabashed, take-no-prisoners comedy" in which nothing, not even "the media, the police chief or the city itself are off-limits." In other words, it will be based on Rob Ford's leadership style, so if someone isn't arrested, propositioned or punched in the face with a bag of fries by the time the curtain closes, you should demand your money back.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Will there be a role for Doug Ford?
MY NOTE: Yes. A hot buttered one. But only if he nabs it before Rob does.