Aug. 27, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST
Aug. 27, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST
because there's no other way to describe him. I love how he thinks he's separate from his brain like Homer Simpson.
Aug. 27, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST
shut it you slag!
Aug. 27, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST
by Sam Beckett
Got a head like a f*cking orange!
Aug. 27, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST
slays me....."son of a bitch".<p>In fact, everybody go watch Darkplace right now!
Aug. 27, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST
Aug. 27, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST
Does anyone find that fat fuck funny? Or am I missing something? I've seen his stand-up and he seems pretty mediocre to me. But then, this is the US. We become more fascinated by mediocrity every year. That's how Clay Aiken got famous.
Aug. 27, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST
and it was in England... and in 1973. This is worrying. Is there a time-travelling cop involved?
Aug. 27, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST
I totally agree with you. I don't personally know anyone that likes him. I'm from the UK, where he's generally thought of as a smug cunt. So over-rated. Do not get his appeal at all. He can be funny, but so can my barber. In a world where he has the type of career he has, anything is possible. Anything. I suppose that's a plus!
Aug. 27, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST
I too am from the UK and everyone I know thinks he's a smug cunt - but an incredibly funny smug cunt. In fact his smugness is one of his amusing qualities. I will watch anything he's in. Even that shit film 'ghost town'
Aug. 27, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST
Cannot wait for this. Anything with Gervais and Merchant (and even better, little Karly Pilkoids) is always absolute gold.
Aug. 27, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST
You do know it's deliberate?<p> And while I absolutely love Gervais, he really only rises to genius level in association with Steve. The recent '2000-2010 Retrospective' video (youtube it) is a case in point.
Aug. 27, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST
Pilkington should be bottled and sold in stores though. A deadpan genius.
Aug. 27, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST
His smugness was funny. I agree. I fully understand the irony/reason/gag behind it. The joke just got very, very, very, very old.
Aug. 27, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST
That's the funniest part of the interview. I laugh every time I hear it. "Monkeys have been around longer than we have, and they haven't got a single publication."
Aug. 27, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST
Aug. 27, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
Or at least Garth from the UK version. That would be so cash! Garth and Dwight!
Aug. 27, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST
Aug. 28, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST
As for the other haters let me provide some relief. fart, poop, boobies, Avatar. We hear cry after cry for some originaity and some new unknown and the second it presents itself.."Fuck that!" What..?..Mum will sort out the tea and crumpets in a tick Ricky. Just sorting out these tossers on AICN.
Aug. 28, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST
God bless Karl Pilkington. The man is a comedy genius. And I love Ricky Gervais/Merchant combo. They've done no wrong yet. Can't wait for this film.
Aug. 28, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST
Especially the chat with Mike Judge so I can finally read how you guys worship the goddess that is Mila Kunis.
Aug. 28, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST
I can't believe the three of them had a radio show that was just on the radio like all the other inane DJs that have supposedly wacky and daring comedy. Somehow they manage to operate simultaneously at both a much higher and much lower level than anything else. The early stuff where they really discover Karl and get him to talk about growing up in Manchester and where they find his GCSE scores from high school are just fantastic. Sometimes Karl just has the perfect way of putting something, like the summary of his friend's "ghost story" (which has to be heard in full to be appreciated): <P> At the end of the day, you've got a story about a fire that didn't happen, about a wife that didn't exist, and a cat that didn't look happy. <P> There are hours and hours of their old stuff available (google 'pilkipedia'). <P> I am really excited for Cemetery Junction. Yes, maybe Ricky's personality can be grating after a while (as I'm sure he'd be the first to admit), but they really hit on something special and unique with The Office, and even when they're not at the absolute top of their game(Extras), they do funny/poignant/depressing as well as anyone else. But The Office was just on a whole other level, and the influence it has had on comedy and sitcoms (British and American) over the last decade has been massive. The way they were able to make a boring, mundane paper office seem like a microcosm of every human struggle and emotion and truth is spectacular. I'm kind of getting the same feeling from this. We'll see...
Aug. 28, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST
Spot on. I've just gone through the 95 or so Xfm hours, (after listening to all the podcasts) and it is remarkable stuff. Going back to the days when they first discovered Karl was a real delight. White Van Karl, Do We Need 'Em, Pilkington, Rockbusters, and all the rest are in my view up there with the podcasts in sheer idiotic comedic brilliance. Hearing Ricky state, back from 2001, that he had *just* noticed Karl's head was "almost perfectly round" was nearly a religious experience in itself.<p> Re: The Office, re-watching it recently I was struck by *how* right they got it. The perfection of the depiction of human nuance was just sublime. Something about the Gervais/Merchant combination just works so incredibly well. <p> So yeah, really looking forward to Cemetery Junction.
Aug. 28, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST
At one of his stand up gigs in Birmingham. I'm so fricking excited!!
Aug. 28, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST
Originality (correct spelling) does not equal quality. For example, Hitler had many original ideas. You simply make a moot point. Just because I disagree with you, it does not make me a 'tosser'. Just because you disagree with me, it does not make you a cunt.
Aug. 28, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST
...and who the fuck calls brits Limeys? It's 2009! It's not offensive, it's anachronistic.
Aug. 28, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST
May I see the Fiennes/Voldemort giving the finger photo?
Aug. 28, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST
You said you were from the UK. I said sorry your worn out on him. I even got tired of his "hysterics" on the Pilkington vid. Disagreeing doesnt make you a tosser. Correcting my spelling does.
Aug. 29, 2009, 4:14 a.m. CST
Maybe I got a bit defensive. I'm going to do something people never seem to do on here: apologise. I'm a reasonable person. I took a cheap shot. Anonymity shouldn't excuse good manners. You're probably a really nice person. Sorry.
Aug. 29, 2009, 4:43 a.m. CST
Back at you sir. Just funnin around. I'm more of a Mighty Boosh fan than Gervais anyway. Love the name by the way.
Aug. 29, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST
Thank you. Genuinely pleased you got back. Will look out for you on here. Keep on keeping on...
Aug. 29, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST
will someday be outed as a borat/bruno-esque character. he is good though.
Aug. 29, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST
The second Karl says that, what usually follows is insatiable, wonderful drivel. "Could I do the washing up without my thumbs?" Ricky Gervais is an interesting, contradictory beast- Office and Extras are marvellous (especially the Bowie and Patrick Stewart episodes), his standup is ok. But yes, the moment Karl Pilkington enters we get wonderful absurdity.
Aug. 31, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST
What? I do. You hear a name like Cemetery Junction, and that it's British, and you think yay, maybe some smart horror for a change. Nope, it's just called that because the area's near an old cemetery... yay. Yawn.