Ben And Jeremy’s Big Road Trip

7:30pm – Monday, August 9 on TV 3

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.

7 Days comedians Jeremy Corbett and Ben Hurley have been elevated to prime-time for their one-off TV3 special which see’s the pair embark on a road trip around NZ.

Ben and Jeremy’s Big Road Trip, which was shot over nine days and largely without a script, will screen at 7.30pm on Monday.

Sponsored by the New Zealand Transport Authority, the one-hour special loosely carries the message of not driving while you are tired which Corbett explains wasn’t all that hard: “We are really fortunate they didn’t ask us to stand up and preach, we just have fun for an hour with a cursory nod to that message.”

The road trip was shot by up-and-coming kiwi filmmaker Jason Stutter who along with Corbett and Hurley decided the whole experience would work better if the pair played heightened versions of themselves.

Hence, Corbett is no longer a breakfast radio and TV host but a computer-game nerd who believes he’s the funniest comedian in the land.

“The funny thing is, I thought I was playing a version of myself, kind of a nerdy, geeky version but everyone I have spoken to says ‘nah, that sounds like you mate’,” Corbett said.

Corbett’s real-life wife Megan makes an appearance as herself encouraging Corbett to take the journey in order to find a different career path after a series of failed stand-up gigs. Hurley makes the trip with him under the promise of a support role in a gig by Kiwi comedian John Clarke in Invercargill.

Several cameos are included along the way, including Simon Barnett and Tim Shadbolt.

Catch Ben and Jeremy’s Big Road Trip on Monday night on TV3, 7.30pm.

Source: Herald

 

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.