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Comedian Brooks Wheelan Unpacks The Laughs In New Travel Show

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | January 28, 2016

Comedian Brooks Wheelan Unpacks The Laughs In New Travel Show

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Comedian Brooks Wheelan is digging a bit deeper than most travel shows do with an online series that delves into the humor behind myriad cultures around the world.

And the premiere of his series, “Laughs In Translation with Brooks Wheelan,” starts off with a raucous bang.

He performs in a rather untoward sketch comedy in Paris, at an open-mic in Germany and finds some disturbing things in Denmark.

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Essentially, Wheelan is traversing the world to discover what makes people from various countries giggle, laugh and guffaw.

It’s an interesting look at a side of the culture we rarely get to see in travel shows that center on food, hospitality and transportation.

Through the series we get to see an important side of the various culture that rarely gets seen, which should invoke an appreciation for something we all share: the undying need to laugh.

Note: Videos feature NSFW language and content.


Little did you know but there is an actual German Humor Institute, which is as hilarious as it sounds.


“The Big Bang Theory” as well as unsavory sketch comedy are both featured. But hey, we also get to hear what joke wouldn’t exactly be translatable on TV from two experts.


Not even a broken boat could get Wheelan down in a location that seems to have happiness as its leading export. Although, it must be stated, some of what is shown in movies would never, thankfully, make it to screen here.

In any case, when you explore a nation’s humor you are going to find things that are weird and unfamiliar. But you will also discover that there is a giant overlap to what we here in America find funny as well.

From “Friends” to self-deprecating humor, there are so many hilarious ties that bind, and Wheelan has scratched the surface to illustrate that very thing.


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