Red Green, the handyman who believes in the power of duct tape, is bringing his “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe” tour to Tacoma on Tuesday.
While his real name is Steve Smith Jr., Red Green was the host of “The Red Green Show,” a parody of outdoor, fishing, home improvement and do-it-yourself shows.
The writer, actor and comedian began “The Red Green Show” in 1991. Part sitcom and part sketch comedy, Green and his castmates offered tongue-in-cheek handyman tips, often involving copious amounts of duct tape. He is the man who coined the motto “anything is possible if you use enough duct tape.” Green also served as the president of the Possum Lodge, a men’s club in the fictional Ontario town of Possum Lake.
After producing 300 episodes, the series came to an end in 2006. Episodes are still aired through syndication.
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In 2008, he produced a retrospective, “The Red Green Story-We’re All in This Together.” He followed that up with tours in 2010 and 2012.
His latest tour, featuring new material, began in the eastern United States this spring. It is expected to run through October in western United States and Canada. The tour will include 120 stops by the time it concludes this fall.
Smith, 70, is still handing out his advice for completing tasks around the house and sharing his life lessons, such as “Remember you may have to grow old, but you don’t have to mature.”
Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Where: Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma.