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I’m a big fan of Ricky Gervais. From the British The Office to Extras , his dry humor and one liners have never failed to make me laugh. That’s why I jumped at the chance to review Season 1 of THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW when given the opportunity. I wasn’t over sure what to expect, and am happy to report that I wasn’t disappointed. I was provided with a download of Season 1 from iTunes; and it was convenience at its best. I clicked I think three buttons before all 13 episodes were happily downloading away, and I was able to watch the episode one while the others downloaded in the background. Super easy! And now wherever I go with my laptop – The Ricky Gervais show comes with me. I have a feeling it’ll come in handy on my next roadtrip! Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/daemonstv/~3/0_3DXY52bNo/

DVD Review - The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season

The first season of The Ricky Gervais Show isn't enough. As soon as I started watching, I couldn't stop. I downed the entire thirteen-episode set in a single night, and was ravenous for more. That's just how side-splittingly funny this series is. You can own the first season on DVD on Tuesday, January 4, from Warner Bros. Home Video. Trust me, it's worth it. The series is taken from pre-existing podcasts recorded by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the creators of the shows The Office and Extras. Gervais and Merchant are typically hilarious, but they're not the reason the show is so good, nor the reason the original podcasts set the Guinness World Record for most downloads. It's solely because of the third host, Karl Pilkington, that the shows are so brilliant. "That little round-headed buffoon," Karl Pilkington is essentially the entire source of storylines for the show. Merchant typically goads Pilkington into revealing his crazy theories, and Gervais promptly makes fun of them. Sometimes Gervais and Merchant swap up, but mostly, the series is just a focus onto how absolutely crazy Pilkington really is. Pilkington's disillusionment with the world provides for some absolutely zany solutions that his baby-faced animation delivers solemnly, retaining his innocently straight face even as Gervais and Merchant tear his theories apart. There's also a wonderful recurring segment titled "Monkey News," in which Pilkington describes to his co-hosts stories about monkeys doing crazy things; he actually believes his stories about monkeys filling in for talk show hosts or having affairs with zookeepers' wives. Later episodes include readings from Karl's diary of mundane but ultimately hilarious observations. You can never tell whether Pilkington is an incredibly gifted actor, or if he's really that weird, but either way, he makes for incredibly hilarious television. //tvovermind.zap2it.com/tv-news/tv-on-dvd/dvd-review-ricky-gervais-show-complete-season/43015

Q&A: Stephen Merchant From 'The Ricky Gervais Show' - Starpulse

The Ricky Gervais Show with comedian Ricky Gervais and writing partner/comedian Stephen Merchant (of The Office and Extras fame) along with pal and radio producer Karl Pilkington is hilarious. It's an animated series set to the nonsensical conversations had by the three gentlemen during their podcasts bringing them to life as we've never seen before. The series can be considered a sort of modern day Howard Stern show in the sense that it revolves around Karl's odd verbal musings while Ricky and Stephen poke fun at him - Ricky and Stephen can be likened to a joint force nicer version of Howard Stern (though Gervais does refer to Karl as an idiot quite a bit), while Karl serves as a better opinionated version of Baba Booey (Stern's show producer Gary Dell'Abate). To Read More Click Here .


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. Source & Promo

The Ricky Gervais Show - LA Times Review

British comedian Ricky Gervais' third television series, after "The Office" and "Extras," is a cartoon called The Ricky Gervais Show . Its audio is lifted from a series of podcasts, also titled "The Ricky Gervais Show," that began at the end of 2005 as a free online feature of the British newspaper the Guardian and was a successor to a radio show on London's XFM. (It moved on to a pay-to-listen "audio book" version.) It is described here as "a series of pointless conversations." The cartoon show, which begins Friday night on HBO - it's Gervais' American home away from home - is the least of his series, but it is generally amusing and pretty to watch, and I like the way it rambles. (Rambling is a quality largely absent from professional television.) It stars Gervais, Stephen Merchant (his co-writer on "The Office," and co-writer and costar in "Extras") and Karl Pilkington, a "producer" of the original radio show and now a star in his own right. Read more: The Ricky Gervais Show - LA Times Review