Welcome to a brand new feature where we explore all things travel and comedy. The most recent trend in the travel show is to attach a comedy to it and there are so many – some serious, some spoofs, some that are the dynamics of an actual scripted comedy and others because they were one big practical joke! Travel Thursdays have just got bigger as we are now adding a comedic spin on it where we are looking at the comedian versus the travel. Today we look at a panel comedy show that took its panelists on the road because the audience love the banter and the lead presenter moved to America for one of the biggest jobs in American Television – A League Of Their Own US Road Trip.
Back in 2016, the panelists of the Sky television sports show A League of their Own was sent on a trip, a trip to the United States of American and they had no idea what laid in store. It was only when former footballer Jamie Redknapp, Cricketeer Freddie Flintoff and Comedian Jack Whitehall were told on television at the home of their lead presenters new gig, James Corden just exactly what he had planned for the guys.
The show was to see all of the guys compete in a number of American sport related challenges to win a number of points. The forfeit for the guy who lost was to perform as a stripper in a show in Las Vegas. The guys got up to a number of different activities such as American Football, Swimming and baseball, to make the show more about travel they also participated in some very american things such as huge food eating challenges and seeing the sites such as Alcatraz.
Due to the friendship and the banter between the guys, it proved to be a very popular show and lead to a second season of the trip and recently aired on Sky One. In the second season the guys were competing to not be the loser because they would have to perform in drag at a huge club in New York City. The second season saw the guys take on a few sport challenges but was aimed at more competing in random activities in America such as monster truck driving, fire fighting and making deli sandwiches.
There are rumours that there will be a season 3 of the show but lets take this time to celebrate and look at some of the highlights from the past two.
Season 2 trailer