Paul McDermott returns to television this Saturday with Room 101 on SBS, chatting to celebrities about their ‘pet hates’ to be banished into a studio vault.
I’m not sure I quite grasped the point of this format (why didn’t they just make a proper Tonight show?), but you can check out Julia Zemiro and ‘HG Nelson’ in 2 back to back episodes.
What if our pet hate is TV formats that don’t really have much point….?
Episode One: Julia Zemiro (8.30pm)
Multi-talented performer, writer, presenter and comedian Julia Zemiro joins Paul McDermott on Room 101. Paul takes Julia back to the roots of her very own comedy, by exploring her pet hates regarding good etiquette and self-awareness. From Food service big bears with Buffets, to the ‘snake oil peddling’ life coaches, Julia is adamant that Paul banish it all to the Room 101 vault.
Episode Two: HG Nelson(9.00pm)
On this episode of Room 101 the hilarious HG Nelson joins host Paul McDermott to talk about his greatest fears and anxieties. HG goes into battle to convince Paul to rid his life of paper cuts, over paid rock stars who don’t belong at footy games, the idea of ‘fourth place’, leaf blowers and the backyard game known at totem tennis.