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When Bert Kreischer is not passionately discovering local traditions, thrills and competitions for Travel Channel, viewers can find Kreischer touring comedy clubs and colleges throughout the United States. Prior to becoming Travel Channel’s adventure seeker on the series “Bert the Conqueror,” Kreischer began a career in comedy in 1998, working at the Boston Comedy Club. Within a year, he grabbed the attention of Hollywood A-lister Will Smith, who signed him to a television development deal. Kreischer co-hosted FX’s “The X Show” and made his acting debut starring in the CBS/20th Century Fox pilot, “Life with David J” with Elliot Gould.

In 2009, Kreischer had his own stand up special, “Bert Kreischer: Comfortably Dumb,” and hosted Spike TV’s “Fresh Baked Video Games.” His television appearances include Comedy Central’s “Shorties Watchin’ Shorties,” and “Reality Bites Back,” FX’s “Hurt Bert,” and “The Shield,” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Kreischer has also guested on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Rachael Ray Show.”

In Travel Channel’s series, “Trip Flip,” which premiered in June 2012, Kreischer surprises unsuspecting American vacationers by throwing away the guidebook and taking them off the beaten path. It’s the dream vacation they never saw coming. In each of the thirteen half-hour episodes, Kreischer convinces two people to join him on the ultimate fantasy surprise vacation. The incredible itinerary, tailor-made for each pair of travelers, is stacked with first-class accommodations, gourmet food, VIP access and celebrity appearances, creating an unbelievable travel experience that only Travel Channel can deliver. All they have to do is agree to let Kreischer be their guide!

Here “The King Of Kamelot” chats #InTheLab with the HILARIOUS host of Travel Channel’s hit show “Trip Flip”, Bert Kreischer to talk about the new season of the show, our first interview in Philadelphia, his first meeting with Johnny Knoxville pre-Jackass fame, his favorite vacation this season, trading places with me in our careers, and so much more!

“This series is a double-shot of fun and adventure. Two people not only get the vacation they never saw coming, they’ll have a blast with Bert – whose humor and wit, coupled with his travel chops, make him the ultimate tour guide,” said Andy Singer, GM, Travel Channel. “With all-new locations, both in the U.S. and abroad, ‘Trip Flip’ shows that with Travel Channel, a mind-blowing dream trip is just a ‘yes’ away.”

“Trip Flip” on the Travel Channel every Sunday at 8pm EST


Here is Bert Kreischer on ABC’s Good Morning America right after chatting with me #InTheLab: