Back in my Mad Men days (ok, it was the early 80's, but try and keep up) I had a female boss who could drink any man under the table. At one time, I was the ad agency employee who held the record for having the longest "lunch" with her. We went into Ft. Worth's famed Carriage House restaurant for a client lunch at 12:30 one day and
stumbled out emerged a mere 10 hours later. Yeah, she was something.
HDNet's new series, Drinking Made Easy is a lot like drinks with my former boss. The series follows Zane Lamprey and drinkin' buddies Steve McKenna and stand-up veteran Marc Ryan as they travel across the country on a 53-city comedy tour. Along the way, they stop at local watering holes in search of local drinks and drinking customs.
These guys are guys you'd like to hang out with. It's no Algonquin Round Table but they do have a lot of fun visiting everywhere from the country's oldest brewery, Yuengling, to (arguably) the country's oldest bar, Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shoppe Bar.
Since they're comedians (imagine slightly funnier versions of Anthony Bourdain) they toss off one-liners while they're tossing back drinks. It's fun stuff. And best of all, you won't wake up the next morning with a hangover or a houseguest that looks like Sasquatch - not that there's anything wrong with that.
The alcohol-soaked fun all happens on HDNet. Check your local listings for dates and times.