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.