Jestination Unknown

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  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 5.9  (277)

Jestination Unknown is a travel comedic series produced by Amazon Studios which follows India's well-known comedian and actor Vir Das as he travels across India with his fellow comedians Suresh Menon and Anu Menon. This show explores and celebrates the diverse cultures and traditions of various cities across India where comedy has been used as a tool for bringing people together.

Each episode of Jestination Unknown features the trio visiting a different destination in India with the goal of learning about the local culture and discovering humor within it. Along the way, they have conversations with locals, participate in local festivities and take on various challenges, all while offering their unique and hilarious perspectives on the places they visit.

One of the key features of the show is the genuinely heartfelt response of the trio to the local cultures they come into contact with. They emphasize how the essence of each culture they explored and shared in different parts of India is unique and vibrant. They take pride in their nation and its diversity that has enabled the growth of a plethora of cultures over the millennia.

In the first episode, the group travels to Leh, a small town in the Himalayas, where they explore the local Ladakhi culture and participate in the Hemis festival - a centuries-old tradition. Episode 2 takes them to Churu Rajasthan, where they discover the grand Haveli’s of Rajasthan and participate in local cow races. In episode 3 they go on a journey to Lucknow, known for the ‘Tehzeeb’ or the etiquette of social and cultural hospitality. There they get to explore the history and traditions of the city's transition from the Mughal era to British rule.

In the fourth episode, the trio visits Kerala, a state in the south of India, where they participate in traditional boat racing and enjoy the region's spice and seafood-rich cuisine. In episode 5, the group heads to Coorg, a small hill town in south India known for its coffee and lush green forests. This episode explores the truly peaceful forests, art forms, cultures and how deep down humans must preserve their natural resources.

While the format of the show remains consistent throughout each episode, the focus is primarily on exploring and sharing the different traditions that add color to India's vibrant culture. The comedians' presence provides a lighthearted and humorous backdrop that helps to bring the culture of India alive for the audience.

Jestination Unknown is a unique show that is part travelogue, part cultural celebration, and part comedy. It’s a show that brings a new perspective to travel, one that goes beyond typical tourist sites to explore the deeper aspects of India's people and culture. The show's focus on humor makes it enjoyable to watch for everyone, and it manages to break down the divide between different cultures and communities by showcasing the shared experiences that we all have in life.

Overall, Jestination Unknown is a series that will make you laugh, wonder and discover new things about different parts of India, and it’s a must-watch for anyone who loves seeking out and celebrating the rich cultural heritage that lies within this beautiful nation.

Jestination Unknown is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on October 17, 2019.

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Free Idiots - Leh
6. Free Idiots - Leh
October 17, 2019
In the season finale, Vir Das, Ashwin Mushran, and Raj Sharma go to the one place that has more mountains than people. They almost reach Tibet, they hang with donkeys and they dance on the streets. What makes the people of the harshest region in the world laugh?
Aaya Sher Aaya Sher - Lucknow
5. Aaya Sher Aaya Sher - Lucknow
October 17, 2019
In the city of love and kebabs, and people who love to eat kebabs, Vir Das, Shruti Seth and Amit Tandon go to the place where comedy in India began. Not the clubs and bars of India's cities, but in the halls of hasyakavis and shaayars of Lucknow. Along the way, they learn to do the perfect aadaab, the tehzeeb, and Amit almost dies
Captain, My Captain - Kumarakom
4. Captain, My Captain - Kumarakom
October 17, 2019
In Kumarakom, Vir Das takes Rohini Ramanathan and Suresh Menon on the backwaters of Kerala. Is Kerala ready to laugh after the terrible tragedy that struck the state? Can the heroes and people of the most literate and bravest state sneak a smile? Will Suresh get a massage? Will Rohini drink toddy? Will Vir learn how to fish? Kumarakom has a few answers.
Only You - Mysore
3. Only You - Mysore
October 17, 2019
Vir Das takes Anu Menon and Manan Desai to Mysore, home of famous Mysore products like the dosas, the silk and the paks. But nobody knows anything about the city. In a city so original, can Vir write a Mysore joke? What would a Mysore joke even be? To get answers, they explore the city, meet a few experts and steal some sandalwood along the way.
Heavy Reigns - Jodhpur
2. Heavy Reigns - Jodhpur
October 17, 2019
In the city of palaces, Vir Das takes two friends - an Indian who looks like a foreigner, Ashwin Mushran, and an American who looks like an Indian, Raj Sharma. What is it like to be a jester and make the king laugh? They go to meet the king, but God decides to rain on their parade. Literally. And of course, they do the touristy things like ride camels, eat local food, try local drugs. The usual.
Post-Modern Pind - Patiala
1. Post-Modern Pind - Patiala
October 17, 2019
Vir Das, Anu Menon, and Amogh Ranadive travel to Patiala to find out what the most alpha people in the country find funny. Do they love the stereotypes about Punjabis and the terrible jokes on sardaars? More importantly, what do you have to say to make a Punjabi laugh? And of course, there's butter chicken, gedi, rap, and a dhabha.
Where to Watch Jestination Unknown
Jestination Unknown is available for streaming on the Amazon Studios website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Jestination Unknown on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    October 17, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (277)