Saturday, February 5, 2011

An Idiot Abroad

This is Karl Pilkington, and if you haven't heard of him that's fine. You've probably heard of his buddies Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant? They're the creators of The Office, Extras and the Ricky Gervais Show.

The Ricky Gervais Show

Well they had the genius idea to have Karl travel the world, setting him on an adventure to see the Seven Wonders of the World. That's a journey I would give my left testicle for. Here's the problem, Karl is properly stupid, and the show documenting his adventures around the world has aptly been named An Idiot Abroad.
Karl has become so popular in the UK because he is just unbelievably stupid.

Now, it seems stupid to give an idiot a show and let him cut loose, but hey it's been done before... Glenn Beck has a television show. Take a look at some of the stuff he did while in China. Having actually lived in China for a time I found it incredibly funny.

I love Ricky Gervais' standup routines, and on the DVD for his special 'Politics' he put in an extra of sorts. Here's a 20 minute interview with Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington.

You can catch An Idiot Abroad on The Science Channel

1 comment:

  1. I caught the end of an episode this morning. It was a moment of surprising poignant revelation... until he started bitching about a dog barking in the background.