In Discovery Channel’s new series, Man V Expert , hustler Alexis Conran takes on intense challenges against world class experts to find out if he can beat them at their own game – without going through years of hard work and training. In any normal head-to-head contest, Alexis would not stand a chance.
Using the appeal and wow-factor of magic and deception—anchored in real-world situations —host Alexis Conran (presenter of Discovery Channel’s series The Mind Control Freaks) teams up with plotting co-conspirators and cohorts to develop ingenious strategies to take on experts—and win. Man V Expert premieres internationally on Discovery Channel across more than 220 countries and territories, and in India on May 18, Monday to Friday at 8 pm.
Alexis is a man with ordinary skills, and a healthy dose of competitiveness and con know-how. He’s turned the world of scamming into an entertaining art form, and is acknowledged both as a uniquely talented performer and someone you do not want to be playing cards with.
Each episode of Man V Expert features Alexis on a mission to take on three individuals who have reached the very top of their professions, in areas where he has little to no expertise. Because he wouldn’t stand a chance in any normal head-to-head competition, Alexis receives specialized training, techniques and insights from eminent specialists in a given field—but occasionally must rely on a bit of con and magic to increase his chances of success. With his challenger none the wiser to Alexis’ tricks—and no guarantee of success when it comes to con and magic—it’s a true toss-up as to who will win—man or expert. Regardless of the outcome, following each challenge Alexis will show his cards and explain his methodology to an often-relieved expert.