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 was fronted by an American comedian who is predominantly known for being a part of the Daily Show as the original correspondent, Time Travelling with Brian Unger. The show was part of the Travel Show line up and was focussed on travelling back in time to tell stories from history that that tourists won’t find in the guidebooks. The show was made of many CGI segments to bring the history and location alive.
In the 18 part series that was released in 2015, Brian visits a variety of locations including Key West, Miami, San Francisco and New Orleans. In the show he walks in the footsteps of Al Capone, travels to see the Fountain of Youth and even looks at the history of Pocahontas.