Before they were real-estate gurus, the Property Brothers were apprentice clowns

Somewhere, in an alternate universe, this is still a reality.

Somewhere, in an alternate universe, this is still a reality. Image courtesy Drew and Jonathan Scott

Whether you are an HGTV junkie or you can’t spell HGTV, chances are you’ve heard of Property Brothers. Together, Jonathan and Drew Scott have built a reality TV empire. However, they're probably best known as the puzzlingly attractive twin brothers who help families find, buy, and transform fixer-upper homes.

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In recent years, the bros have transcended the world of real estate. People Magazine named Jonathan one of the “Sexiest Men Alive,” and the duo have founded their own line of furniture. After penning a joint autobiography, It Takes Two: Our Story, they're hitting the road with a “bro-riety show” (their words). The Scott Brothers’ House Party is coming to town tonight at the Pantages Theatre.

“The fans want to know about us beyond what they see on TV,” says Jonathan. “This memoir really gives you an intimate look at who we are: the highs, the lows, and everything in between.”

Aside from their rise to fame in the real estate world, the book allows the brothers to dive into some of their more personal and vulnerable moments, especially for Jonathan.

“I talk about my private life. I was married and went through a divorce that was very difficult,” he says. “I’m a very passionate person, and it was very difficult to have that relationship fail.”

A lifelong magician (seriously), Jonathan also details being scammed and forced to file bankruptcy during his magic career.

The bros in a (now) more familiar state.

The bros in a (now) more familiar state. ZacK Arias/HGTV

“My brother and I were actually both apprentice clowns, and then I went on to pursue magic,” he explains. “I got scammed out of my props and lost basically everything.”

While the book may expose some of the hardships of the brothers’ pasts, the live show is all about fun.

“We didn’t just want to do a book tour,” Jonathan says. “We wanted to throw a party. We play some music that we’ve recorded, I do some magic, and we actually allow the audience to submit photos of the worst rooms in their houses and we bring someone up for a live digital makeover.”

Other topics covered both in their book and live show include a look into their (occasionally awkward) past dating lives, family dynamics, and some of the behind-the-scenes shenanigans that don’t make it to air on their show.

While chances are pretty good than anyone attending the live show is already a fan of the brothers, this week is your chance to get to know the dudes on a more personal level, and for them to expand their already insane fan base to -- hopefully -- the level of boy-band fame.

“Honestly, we just want to figure out how to get a bigger crowd than One Direction,” Jonathan laughs. “We had the record at Mall of America for largest crowd, until One Direction showed up and beat us. So now we want it back.”


The Scott Brothers’ House Party
Friday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Pantages Theatre
$49.75 (includes a copy of their memoir)