7 Days stars heading on NZ road trip

7 Days funny men, Jeremy Corbett and Ben Hurley, embark on a pie-fuelled bro-mance adventure in the comedy special Ben & Jeremy’s Big Road Trip, screening on Monday, August 9th at 7:30pm on 3.

Directed by Jason Stutter (Predicament), Ben & Jeremy’s Big Road Trip follows Jeremy Corbett and Ben Hurley as they embark on a road trip adventure in the name of science, via a fictional documentary film crew’s cameras.

Playing heightened versions of themselves, the fictional Jeremy Corbett is a computer game obsessed loner who thinks he’s the most popular and funniest comedian on (and off) television and Ben Hurley, as the egocentric, popular but broke new comedian on the block.

After one too many terrible stand up performances and on the advice of his wife Megan (played by Corbett’s real-life wife Megan Corbett), Jeremy is forced to take a different presenting path and takes on a gig as ‘presenter/comedian’ for a television science documentary.

The science documentary requires Jeremy to drive all the way from Auckland to Invercargill while wearing an obtrusive and uncomfortable looking sleep-monitoring device. The catch is, in order to secure the gig, Jeremy must convince the massively popular and too-cool Ben Hurley, to take part.

Unenthusiastic at first, Ben receives a call from his agent offering him the gig of a lifetime – to be the support act for the legendary John Clarke – in Invercargill.

The special blurs the lines between reality and fiction, as Jeremy and Ben (playing themselves), come across a cast of real and fictional characters including, a hair obsessed Simon Barnett, Mayor Tim Shadbolt, a sexy traffic warden and a car full of very scary gang guys.

Shot largely without a script, the cast were given scene outlines, rehearsing and improvising as they went.

Make sure not to miss the results when Ben & Jeremy’s Big Road Trip screens on Monday, August 9th at 7:30pm on 3.

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  • Kook

    Let’s be honest, panellists retelling jokes from the UK show Mock the Week is neither cool nor funny.

  • Pault

    as most new zealand tv watchers have never seen the uk show mock the week, i don’t think this is a major problem. just passing on the good jokes to us

  • Flipp

    Well I watch both and in a way what annoys me the most is the jokes they re-tell are not as funny as the original fresh ones they come up with. Stick with your own stuff guys it’s good!!!