• Karl Pilkington clearly hates Warwick Davis (Sponsored video)

    As Ricky Gervais prepares for the premiere of Derek, his latest small screen project set to bow on Netflix later this year, he’ll also be overseeing the third season of another one of his many brainchildren: An Idiot Abroad, the hilarious travelogue show starring Karl Pilkington, Gervais’ friend and podcast co-host. The newest season, premiering on Jan. 19 at 9 pm ET on the Science Channel, has a twist. Sure,

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    Check out the trailer for the new Ricky Gervais series ‘Derek’ (Video)

    After its pilot aired in the UK this past April, Ricky Gervais found himself defending his newest project Derek, a series about, in his words, “a funny little nerd” who works in a home for the elderly and spends his spare time hunting autographs. Many accused Gervais, the king of uncomfortable comedy, of making fun of those with mental disabilities. The Office creator, however, explained that he never thought of

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    Watch a preview from Ricky Gervais’ new Web series with Karl Pilkington

    Karl Pilkington (An Idiot Abroad) gives what Ricky Gervais calls “the worst English lesson ever” in this clip for Gervais’ new Web series, Learn English with Ricky Gervais. The first episode launches Aug. 14 for free on iTunes. But for now, you can relearn some of the language with Professor Pilkington. Lesson 1: Did you know there are a lot of English words that sound the same but are spelled

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    Ricky Gervais to launch Web show starring Karl Pilkington

    Last month Ricky Gervais gave the comedy world an update on the future of his current television projects. In short – The Ricky Gervais Show is ending, as well as An Idiot Abroad (but we’ll be getting two more specials first). He and best pal Stephen Merchant are writing a special to wrap up Life’s Too Short, and we’re getting a full six-episode season of Derek. Today, Gervais announced that

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    Ricky Gervais confirms ‘Idiot Abroad’ spinoff and second season of ‘Life’s Too Short’

    Ricky Gervais has confirmed that Karl Pilkington, reluctant star of An Idiot Abroad on the Science channel, has committed to a spinoff entitled The Short Way Round, though it surely took some convincing. Gervais announced that Pilkington will be joined on this new adventure by Warwick Davis, star of Life’s Too Short. The new program will feature Pilkington and Davis on bike riding adventure together throughout different countries. “I can

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    Ricky Gervais is working on another mockumentary television series

    Ricky Gervais sure is making our comedy reporting lives more difficult – it’s hard to keep his 800 million projects straight. But, hey, what’s another added to the list? The Guardian reports that Gervais has just made yet another comedy pilot for Channel 4, starring as a nursing home care worker named Derek. Joining him, naturally, is Karl Pilkington, his perennial sidekick: “He really got a buzz out of acting,”

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    Ricky Gervais and the Golden Globes: perfect together, sort of

    During last awards season, comedian Ricky Gervais delivered a Golden Globes hosting performance that was met with criticism for being “too mean.” In short, it didn’t sit well with the organization behind the awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Although the uproar around the event died down months ago, it seems Gervais is still thinking long and hard about the matter. In an essay for The Wall Street Journal, Gervais

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    Would you listen to a live Golden Globes webcast hosted by Ricky Gervais?

    When I was a kid, we as a family couldn’t stand baseball commentator Tim McCarver so much that if he was working a game we would dial it up on the radio and watch on TV with that annoying buffoon muted. Well, this is kind of the same thing; instead of listening to the traditional awards show ass-kissing brown-nosing garble that Ricky Gervais — as the host — refreshingly thwarted

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    Ricky Gervais collaborator Stephen Merchant embarks on comedy tour

    You might know the work more than the man, but all that’s about to change. Stephen Merchant, also known as the co-creator of The Office, Extras, and a frequent collaborator with Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington, is embarking on his first ever stand-up comedy tour called “Stephen Merchant Live, Hello Ladies.” Though most of his dates are overseas, he is making one stop in the US, at New York’s Town

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    Ricky Gervais show heading to the Science Channel

    Wanna see the world without the incalculable airfare or the unscheduled proctological exams by TSA agents? Then set your arse down on your davenport and tune in to the Science Channel in January to watch An Idiot Abroad, a documentary series from Brit wit Ricky Gervais. The weekly eight-part series, scheduled to begin on Jan. 21, follows the aforementioned “idiot,” Karl Pilkington (Gervais’ willing stooge on this series and HBO’s

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    Sneak peak: Ricky Gervais uses buddy Karl once again to get laughs on new show

    Fresh off a string of recent career successes, Ricky Gervais is looking to keep his winning streak going with a new show on UK channel Sky1. In a doc-comedy (did we just coin a new genre here?) called An Idiot Abroad, Gervais and buddy Stephen Merchant have schemed to drop their mate Karl Pilkington into a different, foreign culture and film the results. As it happens, Pilkington is an aggressive

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