Picnicface lives the high life. (Scott Vrooman is third from the left.)
We know Roller Town
, the Picniface movie, shot last summer. We know the renowned Halifax comedy octet scored a deal with The Comedy Network for a sketch show. We know they were sad about Jokers closing. But what else is going on with them these days?
"We were in the writing room for a few months until mid-April" reports Scott Vrooman
via email. "And since then we've been full time in revisions and pre-production." He says Picnicface will shoot the TV series for six weeks beginning on May 16. "Then most of us will be in Toronto July and August to work on post-production."
The TV show isn't the only thing on their plates at the moment. Vrooman says they will be in Montreal in July for the Just For Laughs comedy fest, plus they have a book coming out soon.
We also just finished the illustrations for our book, with lots of help from Mike Holmes
and Yo Rodeo
," says Vrooman. Picnicface's Canada
is scheduled for release by Harper Collins mid-to-late October.
And as for Roller Town
, Vrooman says post production editing continues, with no release date set. Let's keep our fingers crossed come festival time we get to see it then, if not before.