When setting out on a career path, it’s not so uncommon to end up somewhere completely unexpected. For David Rees, his journey is a little more uncommon than most and it has taken him to some unusual places, but his ever-growing curiosity and passion for things that rarely get attention is what makes his odyssey, or odd-yssey if you will, uniquely his and people are absolutely loving it!
Exploring the mundane and analyzing the minutia of a thing is without a doubt one of Rees’ strong points. As Flavorwire’s Elisabeth Donnelly notes, “Rees has been a talent for the age after irony, tapping into our worries and obsessions with his inherently comical pursuits.” With a background and affinity for satirical exploration such as his semi-serious work on how-tos for artisanal pencil sharpening, the new NGC series Going Deep With David Rees, Rees brings rambunctious enthusiasm to such topics as “How to Tie Your Shoes” and “How to Shake Hands,” while exploring the principals of science that actually set those things in motion.
However, this is nothing close to a dry science exposé; Going Deep is perhaps so entertaining due to the irresistible charm and quick wit of its host. Cady Drell makes note of this in her most recent Rolling Stone article, “Rees brings wry wit and bursts of adorably unstable giddiness to his hosting duties, making the show the hilarious, surprisingly informative watch that it is.”
Without a doubt, this show is a one-of-a-kind gem, a “honest-to-God how-to show” as David puts it. All comedy aside, this series is no-joke when it comes to actually exploring the anthropology, physics, chemistry, and design behind throwing a paper airplane with experts such as John Collins, the man who maintains the world record for paper airplanes or “How To Tie Your Shoes” where David consults with Dr. Shoelace. One thing is for sure, if you like to laugh and enjoy surprises in the meticulous details, Going Deep With David Rees is not a series to be missed.
If you watch one show that isn't The Report, make it a rerun of the Report. After that, check out Going Deep. http://t.co/1RoDAsacoR
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) July 28, 2014
Check out David and paper airplane professional, John Collins at work testing out some of the top models in Going Deep With David Rees: How To Throw a Paper Airplane below and don’t miss the full episode on Monday August 4th at 10P.