Glasgow certainly looked different before the coronavirus lockdown.

Before we were confined to our homes (and rightly so), Glasgow was a place where you could try anything.

Be it bake a wedding cake, eat in a teppanyaki restaurant, learn gymnastics or drink fancy cocktails - there was somewhere in the city to do that.

For three of Glasgow's favourite comedians - Ashley Storrie, Rosco McClelland and Chistopher Macarthur Boyd - it didn't matter you could do those things, because they weren't doing them anyway. It took a new series of Up for It?, and a healthy dose of competition between them to get them out there and doing it.

"During the show I did things that I would never do normally - like drive a car, and eat vegetables" said Christopher, when we caught up on Zoom to discuss the show during lockdown.

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Series 2 of Up For It is now available online and everyone can use their time indoors to watch and reminisce on times where restaurants, bars and even cowboy ranches were able to be visited.

It sees Ashley, Rosco and Christopher all trying out new activities that test not only their mental and physical skills, but also their friendships as the other two try and beat Christopher to the top.

Away from the adrenaline rush of city adventures, how are they all dealing with staying at home?

"I'm great" Ross said. "I absolutely love lock down."

"This is what I do all day every day, I sit about.

"Now it feels like everybody is in my world, and I love it. My wife and I move from one room to the other and the dog follows us around.

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"I'm going a bit mental" said Christopher. "It's been about 25 days now. I'm looking forward to rolling about in the park eventually.

"It's like the Twilight Zone where all the guy wants to do is read books and then he gets to go to the library and his glasses have broken."

Ashley, meanwhile, looked to be flouting lockdown rules until it turned out the background of the Golden Gate bridge was only a computer screen.

"I'm not allowed out my house so it's not very fun." she said.

"Although I don't trust Deliveroo anymore, sadly. I'm not sure that I trust the cleanliness policy of any delivery food. All those hands.."

The three might be going a bit bonkers being stuck indoors, but Up for It? definitely has some mad moments.

The first episode sees the three visit master baker Lilly Macleod at Lilly Bakes Cakes in the city's east end to try come up with the perfect cake for a real wedding.

Ashley goes traditional, Rosco goes provocative and Christopher produces a sentimental tribute to the end of days being single with a gravestone creation.

The three also try their own version of Car Pull Karaoke where they take it in turns to do their strongman & woman routine, by physically pulling a flat bed truck whilst the other two sing karaoke.

It was a test of physical endurance, but who came out on top?

"Ashley kept wining everything" said Rosco. "I'm starting to think it was rigged."

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"What I learned in the show is that the boys are thirstier for each other than winning any of the rounds themselves" said Ashley.

"I don't think they cared what they were doing, they just wanted to beat each other at doing it."

Up for It? has gone through many conceptions before finally hitting the screens, including a pilot episode with a different partner in crime altogether, but all three have something unique to takeaway from it.

"I think the cowboy's challenge was the funniest thing to watch. It's hilarious that only need to go to Aberdeen to find somewhere that lets you dress up like a cowboy, and 'shoot a Buffalo in the dinger" said Ashley.

For Rosco, the chance to cause what he describes as "thousands of pounds of damage" on a gold course was the best.

"It was a real adrenaline rush" he added.

"It really was true TV magic" said Ashley.

Releasing a new series in a completely transformed reality certainly has it's own unique results.

When Up for It hit the iPlayer at the start of April, one may have thought that the online trolls would have taken a day off - but that doesn't appear to be the case.

"I'm actually not spending as much time as I thought I would have been arguing with the old guys on Twitter as I did on series 1" said Rosco.

"There was one old guy who called us 'talentless and poncy'. I actually agreed with him and followed him back."

"One scene was filmed in the Christmas market and I had a woman message me telling me that she couldn't believe we were flouting the social distancing rules" added Christopher.

"You'd have thought the fact that we were in a Christmas market would have given her a clue that it wasn't filmed recently. But now I'm not so sure."

For more information on BBC Scotland's Up for It, click here.


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