Hack comedian... | Stephen Grant looks at life hacks in new TV series

Hack comedian...

Stephen Grant looks at life hacks in new TV series

Comedian Stephen Grant has landed his ‘dream job’ fronting a new pop-science TV show.

How Hacks Work is being made for Viasat – a broadcaster that targets the Nordic and Baltic countries – and promise to examine ‘the best, worst and weirdest ways to solve everyday issues using unusual items or ideas’

Using footage from YouTubers and the viewing public, the program features a panel of comedians and scientists who deconstruct ‘How To…’ videos from around the world.

Thirty half-hour shows are being made, and posting on Facebook, Grant said: ‘Already I've blowtorched gunpowder, malleted nitroglycerine, started a chemical bonfire, walked away from a petrol explosion and had sulphuric acid rinsed off my face (note: it stings). And we've still got 28 episodes to go.

‘I don't know if it's going to be huge, but it's absolutely huge for me, and it's a dream job. I am, quite literally, delighted.’

Grant, who spends most weekends compering the Komedia club in Brighton, co-presents the show with pyrotechnics expert Mike Sansom

Derren Lawford, the creative director of producers Woodcut Media, said: ‘How Hacks Work promises to feature some of the wackiest, smartest, funniest ways to solve everyday problems, one life hack at a time.’

Each episode will cover a specific theme including cooking, technology, cars, sport, health and DIY.  

The series is currently in production and will air on Viasat Explore, which reaches 87 countries, next year.

Published: 27 Sep 2017

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