Irish stand-up comedian Kevin McGahern is to host the docu-series Weird America.

The show is to debut on the Travel Channel March 18.

"I grew up on American movies and making this show has let me see the country's wild attractions and eccentric characters firsthand," McGahern, former star of Republic of Telly, said in a statement Tuesday."It really made an impression because in Ireland, 'wild and eccentric' means you walk your cat on a leash or say 'no' to alcohol."

"We can't wait for viewers to meet Kevin," said Courtney White, senior vice president of programming for the channel."We think our audience will fall in love with his thirst for fun, love of off-beat discovery and wide-eyed enthusiasm for America's quirky best."