This first series of The Watercooler features stories about sauna etiquette, nurse-patient relations, Trans-Tasman cricket rivalry and urination. The web series is based mostly on yarns provided by the show’s Facebook audience, supplemented by creator and star Mike Minogue’s own sauna story. The allegedly true stories are reenacted by a cast that includes Jonathan Brugh, Cohen Holloway and Abby Damen (The Māori Sidesteps). Each story is introduced as a chat over the office watercooler, with the storyteller and their audience also playing the main characters.
Like millions of men around the world I suffer from stage fright. It's a misunderstood and humiliating condition so I prefer the privacy of a cubicle. The urinal is an absolute last resort, because of dickheads like this...– Mike Minogue introduces episode six, 'The Urinal'