The Ricky Gervais Show

This animated comedy series spans 13 x 30-minute episodes much of which consists of Karl Pilkington musing on everything from slugs and freaks to the mind body problem and world hunger. The show has been sold around the world and been nominated for 5 Emmys.

Ricky Gervais said: “Karl is not only my best friend but also my gift to the world. This is my favourite series so far and it even features some previously unheard audio”

The Ricky Gervais Show is based on the record breaking podcast which won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloads and last year passed the incredible 340 million download mark.

Channel 4 Head of Comedy, Shane Allen, said: “A very welcome return to E4 of these comedy masters. Their flights of fancy and infectious banter are a joy as Stephen and Ricky delve in to the inner workings of Karl Pilkington’s oddly wired brain”.

The Ricky Gervais Show is produced for Channel 4 by Media Rights Capital in association with Wildbrain Entertainment; executive producers, Ricky Gervais, Bob Higgins, Lisa Ullmann and Steve Patrick; supervising producer, Margaret M. Dean; producer, Pamela J. Arseneau; director, Dan Fraga.

10:30pm Tuesday, May 10 on E4

Karl reminisces about an overabundance of breath mints throughout his childhood.

10:30pm Tuesday, May 3 on E4

Karl contemplates how many different species are actually needed in the world, and whether or not we should keep looking for new forms of life.

10:30pm Tuesday, April 19 on

Ricky casts doubt on Karl’s story about a monkey toll operator in the jungle.

10:30pm Tuesday, April 12 on

Karl tells the story of having kidney stones, ponders a phenomenon – and more.

10:30pm Tuesday, April 5 on

Karl reveals that he often goes on walks to observe ants, moths and other insects and that once, he saw a bee have a heart attack.

10:30pm Tuesday, March 29 on E4

Karl addresses one of his pet peeves: animals that are treated like people.

10:00pm Tuesday, August 3 on E4

In this show, Karl is back from holiday where he decides to start a diary.

10:00pm Tuesday, July 13 on E4

In this show Karl defends facials as more reasonable than enemas and the friends discuss the customs of tribes in Papua New Guinea.

Ricky Gervais has dropped some info on the new comedy series featuring his Ricky Gervais Show collaborator Karl Pilkington.

On his website, Gervais said the series will take Pilkington around the globe as he visits the seven wonders of the world.

“It’s funny and interesting and different because it’s so honest,” he said. “Karl is amazing to watch out of his comfort zone.

“I think [he] is the funniest man in the world, but put him in the most uncomfortable situations you can imagine and it’s even better.”

“It’s called An Idiot Abroad. Karl is not happy. Perfect. I actually reveal it to him in show seven. It’s hilarious. All the way round the world up to then he thinks it’s called Karl Pilkington’s Seven Wonders.”

Sky1 will screen the series later this year.

Source: Digital Spy

 

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