THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW is not like a typical show, in fact it's really a series of conversations / podcasts that Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (both creators of The Office and Extras) had with their friend Karl Pilkington made into a cartoon. But you know what? It's hilarious!
When I watched the first episode, I wasn't really sure what to expect, but since I am a fan of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, I was definitely intrigued. Well, I fell in love with The Ricky Gervais Show. I already watched three episodes, and I wish I had more.
The show really is about pointless conversations that they have but the fun comes from Karl Pilkington giving his eccentric point of view and probably the funniest part is hearing Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant react to his outrageous comments.
It's really hard to explain exactly what the show is all about, you really have to see it to understand the dynamic between them, but here is an example of a regular feature on the show that I found fun, they call it "Monkey News" and it's about the latest news about monkeys (whichKarl Pilkington is obsessed with) that Karl Pilkington read about. There are stories you won't even believe, but that's why the show is so funny.
If you are a fan of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and the work they have done previously together, you won't want to miss The Ricky Gervais Show, which premieres tonight, February 19, at 9pm on HBO.
I already wrote a couple of things about it, which you can also check out, which are an interview with Stephen Merchant and a few preview clips.
Lastly, I want to leave you with yet another promo clip that gives you even more insight into the mind of Karl Pilkington. Oh and Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's reactions are priceless, check it out below.