Beginning its 3rd season on The Travel Channel, “Man vs. Food” has captured viewers’ attention by pitting food fanatic Adam Richman against some of America’s most difficult gastrointestinal challenges. For “Man vs. Food’s” first two seasons, it stood alone as demonstration of the limits an average American with a desire to travel and war with food can achieve. Now, the Amazing Adam Richman has a sidekick in his battle against the greatest challenges in America, and the sidekick’s name is Bert the Conqueror.
Bert the Conqueror’s (Bert Kreischer) self-titled show centers on a quest to conquer the best thrill-seeking adventures in the country. Once named the “Number One Partier in the Nation” by Rolling Stone magazine, Bert traded the stomach-churning thrills of a keg stand for the stomach churning thrills of roller coasters. During the half-hour show, Bert channels his inner party boy while scouring the thrill rides of a single city or single amusement park.
During the show’s first episode, Bert visited Utah. Although few associate Utah with adrenaline, Bert opened the eyes of viewers to three potential thrills to take in while visiting the state. For his first thrill, Bert became the ammunition loaded into a human slingshot. Later in the episode, he visited the Lagoon Amusement Park to take a flight on the Skycoaster and Wicked. Finally, he experienced a truly unique ride on the Alpine Coaster located at the Park City Mountain Resort. Episodes like the one in Utah demonstrate the ultimate worth of a show like Bert the Conqueror: Opening the Eyes of Thrill seekers to new experiences.
Bert spent his second episode at the world’s Mecca for Roller coaster Enthusiasts: Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Although this episode did not present insight into new thrills to seek, it did provide a fresh look at one of America’s favorite amusement parks. While at Cedar Point, Bert screamed his way through many of the best rides on earth: Max Air, Skyhawk, Top Thrill Dragster, Magnum XL-200, Millennium Force, and Wicked Twister.
Upcoming episodes will show Bert conquering the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nevada and competing in the Mount Sunapee (New Hampshire) Slush Cup.
In the same way that watching an episode of “Man vs. Food” causes audiences to salivate, watching an episode of “Bert the Conqueror” evokes envy from any adrenaline junkie who is a part of the audience. You can become a part of Bert’s audience discover new thrills to seek by tuning your TV to The Travel Channel on Wednesdays at 10:00 (Eastern Time) and 9:00 (Central Time).