Get the bacon and whisky ready, and prepare your ears for some high-pitched laughter. They're the only things you can do — other than start making your own canoe, and generally squealing with glee — upon hearing the news that Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are coming to Australia in early 2016.
That's right, the dream off-screen duo — aka Parks and Recreation's on-screen Ron and Tammy Swanson — are bringing their latest comedy tour to our sunny shores for the first time ever. Just take a moment to let that sink in. Ron effing Swanson will be in the country.
Offerman and Mullally's show, Summer of 69: No Apostrophe, will not only showcase their comic stylings but also delve into the inner workings of their long-term marriage. Given that there may not be a showbiz duo more in love than the pair — who've also featured on Will & Grace, Childrens Hospital, Smashed, Somebody Up There Likes Me, The Kings of Summer and Bob's Burgers together — exposing all the salacious details of their fiery union for the world to enjoy promises to be something special.
Mullally describes Summer of 69 as "like comedic sex-ed" and "a variety show comprised of talking, singing and sex acts", in case you needed any more convincing. It also features "songs, funny talking, heavy ribaldry, light petting and an astonishing final act of completion". Consider us excited.
SUMMER OF 69: NO APOSTROPHE DATES
January 29 — State Theatre, Sydney
January 30 — Theatre Royal, Hobart
January 31 — Hamer Hall, Melbourne
February 2 — Astor Theatre, Perth
February 4 — Festival Theatre, Adelaide
February 6 — QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday, August 27, via Live Nation.
UPDATE DECEMBER 21, 2015: Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally's Summer of 69: No Apostrophe show will be replaced by Offerman's solo show Full Bush. Mullally is no longer able to tour early next year as she starts a major film production overlapping directly with her Australian dates.
There are no changes to the current tour dates, times or venues. Tickets for each show will remain valid for the new performance — Nick Offerman’s Full Bush show — without the need for exchange. For patrons who are no longer able to attend, a refund is available at point of purchase. Refund requests must be submitted prior to 5pm, January 19, 2016.