Discovery orders new Dave Mordal-hosted 'Wreckreation Nation' series
By Christopher Rocchio, 11/05/2008
Discovery Channel announced it has ordered Wreckreation Nation, a new reality series hosted by former Last Comic Standing finalist Dave Mordal.
Each Wreckreation Nation episode will follow Mordal as he travels the country in search of bizarre hometown traditions, unusual competitions and peculiar pastimes that highlight the adventurous spirits and fanatical dedication of their participants.
Some of the activities Mordal will partake in will include an Iowa/Illinois tug of war across the Mississippi River; racing a 25 MPH lawn mower in Delaware, OH; sparring with barbarians, Romans, elves and samurai in Somerset, PA; paddling a boat made out of cardboard in Heber Springs, AR; setting off fireworks with self-described pyro enthusiasts in Gillette, WY; and attending alligator wrestling school in Mosca, CO.
The 13-episode series is currently slated to premiere in January.
Mordal first appeared as a contestant on Last Comic Standing's intial Summer 2003 season and later finished as a runner-up on the show's hastily-assembled "Season 1 vs. Season 2" third edition that aired on NBC in Fall 2004.