This winter, we’re putting a beard on it, because Whisker Wars is coming back. As everyone who watched last season’s show knows, bearding is a sport and the world of competitive beard and mustache growing is as fierce an arena of battle as any Olympic sport. Well, maybe not the luge, because those guys are badasses, but definitely the Olympic curlers. But these athletes don’t run or leap great heights or run really quickly. Instead, they grow the longest, wildest, and bushiest beards in the entire world. Welcome to “Whisker Wars”. The unlikely show comes from the mind of Thom Beers who has made a career crafting compelling television out of less than interesting sounding subjects. Specifically, crab fishing in “Deadliest Catch” and equipment hauling in “Ice Road Truckers.”
Last season we met the stars of Whisker Wars, the group of men who travel the country in search of top honors in a host of competitions, from the National Beard and Mustache Championship in Bend, OR to the World Competition in Norway. The coming season will once again follow Jack Passion (Calif.), a world beard champion and author of “Facial Hair Handbook;” Myk O’Connor (Brooklyn, NY), a member of the Gotham City Beardsmen Alliance; Aarne Biederfeld out in California, and Bryan Nelson and Allen Demling and the rest of the Austin Facial Hair Club as the face off, literally. The show doesn’t premiere until winter, so you have plenty of time to start growing your beard.
Here’s a clip from the upcoming season:
Whisker Wars season two premieres Winter 2012