RADIO funnymen Merrick and Rosso ruled the airwaves for more than a decade, first on Triple J and later on Nova. But despite numerous TV series, the duo did not hit the same heights on the small screen. Since 2009, Tim Ross has been working as a solo performer and has completed his first series hosting travel show No Leave No Life, where he whisks workaholics away on surprise holidays. Q: There isn’t as much comedy as you might expect for a man of your talents. A: It’s about these guys going away and not me doing a travelogue. I don’t mind that some of the episodes are a little straighter than people might expect. I quite liked some of the quite raw and honest moments we got talking to these people. Q: Of the people you surprised, were any particularly inspiring? A: There was a guy called Ron who hadn’t had a holiday in 10 years – his work situation didn’t allow. And he embraced every moment of it. Q: Who was your favourite celebrity guest? A: Dawn Fraser was pretty cool. Jon Stevens was great. But Tim Freedman was hilarious. We flew back from WA together, which was unreal fun. Q: Why do you think Merrick and Rosso never had the same success on TV as on radio? A: It’s hard to do both at the same time because you’re a slave to two masters. If we’d have done television exclusively, by the nature of us having more time and finessing it, it probably would have been a much better product. But I don’t regret it. When they hit, they were really good. Q: So is the partnership defunct? A: After 15 years we’re pretty much done, we had a good run.