Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - Front Page - RE­VIEW: TRAVEL MAN

SHOW: Travel Man CHAN­NEL: SBS Viceland TIME: Wed­nes­days, 8pm

WHY spend thou­sands trav­el­ling over­seas when you can en­joy the high­lights from your liv­ing room.

Richard Ayoade vis­its iconic cities across the globe with fa­mous friends in­clud­ing Noel Field­ing, Greg Davies and Mel Giedroyc in doc­u­men­tary se­ries, Travel Man.

The Bri­tish co­me­dian, who stars in clas­sic se­ries in­clud­ing The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh and Garth Marenghi’s Dark­place, in­jects his dead­pan hu­mour into the show.

While ob­vi­ously Travel Man is not quite as good as see­ing Europe or Asia in per­son, the show cer­tainly gives a good pre­view of what to ex­pect for trav­ellers still un­de­cided about where to go.

Like other travel pro­gram hosts, Richard Ayoade and his com­pan­ions cer­tainly give a re­al­is­tic rep­re­sen­ta­tion of how tourists see for­eign coun­tries and in­clude some lo­ca­tions that might not be as com­monly vis­ited.

How­ever, the in­ter­ac­tions be­tween the comic duos in each episode are what make all the dif­fer­ence.

Travel Man doesn’t feel like an hour long ad­ver­tise­ment for some of the most beau­ti­ful places the world has to of­fer, but rather like you’re join­ing two friends as they ex­pe­ri­ence for­eign cul­ture.

And of course for fans of Richard Ayoade, his dry wit makes this as must-see as any quiz show he fea­tures in.

GLOBETROTTER: Richard Ayoade, pic­tured with The Mighty Boosh co-star Noel Field­ing, takes his co­me­dian friends on ad­ven­tures across the world in this unique travel guide pro­gram.

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