Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Ricky Gervais Show

Ricky Gervais is an English comedian most famous for the UK version of "The Office". He wrote that show with a Steven Merchant, another comedian.

He had a series of podcasts a few years back in 2001-5 (I didn't know about these back then) with Merchant and another guy named Karl Pilkington.

HBO made portions of these podcasts into what looks like a Flinstone cartoon called "The Ricky Gervais Show" into a half hour series that broadcasts Friday nights. I highly recommend that you try watching one of two of them. In the show Merchant and Gervais constantly skewer Karl for his hare-brained ideas and beliefs that what Karl reads on the internet are true. The show moves very quickly and you will laugh a lot. You need to watch it at least a couple of times to get into the spirit of it.


Dan from Madison said...

I found some of this on youtube, good stuff! "You know the Flintstones is only partly based on fact" - classic!

Carl from Chicago said...

That guy Karl seems to get all of his ideas from cartoons. It is hilarious.

Need something now that Reno 911 was canceled :<

Dan from Madison said...

That is killing me that Reno 911! is dead. Ugh.