Merrick Watts is a man of extremes. Last year, he fought his way through weeks of grueling military training to successfully complete SAS Australia. Now, he's back “In the wine of fire”, pairing wine with delectable BBQ creations. Will he survive Dish island? Our lawyers advise us to say yes!But probs not. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we're joined by NYC's SCOTT DOOLEY and the SAS' MERRICK WATTS! Merrick takes us through the sordid history of his outside broadcasts for commercial radio as well as his current drinking schedule during lockdown. Meanwhile, Karl's been drinking in the streets and getting hooked on the Thai vlogs, and we grill Merrick about some incredible rumours that we've heard about him, including his intense training for filming SAS Australia! PLUS there's an exciting new development in Talkin' Gibbo! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Most people know Merrick from his long-time radio partnership with Tim Ross, who I interviewed for this show in October 2017. Merrick and Rosso started on Triple J in 1998, moved to Nova in 2001 and ended their 11-year partnership in 2009. During that time, they also made the TV shows “Planet Merrick and Rosso” and “The Merrick and Rosso Show” for the Comedy Channel, “Merrick and Rosso Unplanned” for Channel Nine, and “The B Team” for Channel 10. When their partnership ended, Merrick went on to host radio shows on Triple M and 2Day Fm including “Merrick and the Highway Patrol” and “Merrick and Australia” which turned into “Merrickville”. \As an actor, Merrick appeared as an adviser to the Prime Minister in Working Dog’s 2008 series “The Hollowmen” opposite Lachy Hulme and Rob Sitch, and Marty Johnston in 2009’s “Underbelly: The Tale of Two Cities.” Last year, Merrick was one of three celebrities to pass “SAS Australia’s” gruelling two-week challenge – with the comedian leaving many elite athletes in his wake. More about 10 Questions: https://www.nearly.com.au/10-questions-adam-zwar/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this Episode, we certainly talked about Merrick’s experience from being on Australia SAS, but the conversation certainly took some interesting twists and turns. Merrick opens up about his early passions (Comedy and Military Special Forces) and how he believes his brain works in a unique manner which allows him to stay ice-cold calm in situations of chaos. He’s a deep thinker, very self-aware and incredibly mentally resilient, all the while possessing an ability to bring levity and brevity to the most serious of situations. This was a great Episode, and Merrick gave us some very candid insight into his approaches and philosophies of life.If you want to follow this fantastically funny individual check him out @merrickwatts.And for details on his live shows go to www.grapesofmirth.com.au
Hacking into the brutal S.A.S. training with Merrick Watts
Comedian Merrick Watts takes Adam MacDougall through what it was really like to go through the course of SAS Australia TV show and how it has changed him. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dating in the 90's Vs Dating now! Feat. Merrick Watts
Kinda Sorta Dating
Comedian Merrick Watts joins me on the podcast this week to compare notes! He dated in the 90's and 00's when there was no such thing as a dating app and people actually had to be brave and approach someone in real life. The horror! He's now married and missed the perils of the dating apps and everything else associated with dating in this modern world. Tune in for plenty of LOL's and an interesting perspective. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.