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 show that is part of the Travel Channel and is hosted by the Comedian and author Bert Kreischer which had three seasons ending in 2015. However it is still aired on 8pm Wednesdays in America. Today we look at the show Trip Flip.
The show first aired in June of 2012 and the show was based around making people more spontaneous in their decisions of what they do on holiday. Bert offers people each week to go on a three day all expenses paid holiday to a destination they would never dream about going to. The aim of this is to make people come out of their comfort zones and try out and experience new things.
Throughout the show Bert would join the couple and act like a sort of tour guide to introduce them to a brand new lifestyle whilst introducing them to VIP experiences, gourmet dining, and even the odd appearance of a celebrity. The show saw Bert travel to a variety of locations including Texas, Fiji, Jamaica, Edinburgh and Sam Diego.