In the new millennium tradition of finding relatable joy in the follies of those with arrested development (Workaholics, Broad City), TRAINING WHEELS is a Portland-based sitcom about two friends who are good at dreaming, but bad at reality. Based on the real-life adulting adventures of comedians Aaron Ross & Jordan Paladino, we find this less than dynamic duo shooting for the stars by creating their own weekly late-night talk show, the long-running NW staple “WHO’S the ROSS?” With their heads in the clouds, these masters of less than none continue shoot for the moon while stumbling back down here on Earth; unable to maintain relationships, pay their bills, move out of mom’s house, or even learn how to ride a bike.
Over the course of ten episodes, TRAINING WHEELS focuses on that time in your life when you figure out exactly what you want to do with it, but you don’t know how to get there. It’s also a love-letter to the creative breeding ground known as the Rose City - a place where ambition knows no bounds; it just doesn’t know how to get out…or help you make a living.
Portland’s rock venues, strip clubs, bars, coffee shops, and surrounding natural beauty are the electric backdrop for this DIY-sitcom, and dozens of top local musicians provide the eclectic soundtrack, including cameos from NW notables Chris Funk of The Decemberists, Slimkid3 of The Pharcyde, and Jackass star Danger Ehren.
Audiences are also invited to a preview of the series live with the cast & crew TUESDAY, SEPT 18, 8PM at the STAR THEATER for the “TRAINING WHEELS SERIES RELEASE PARTY!”