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Stephen Merchant’s Undying Love for the Romantic Comedy

Despite all of its cringe-worthy moments, the original version of The Office was at its core a love story between the characters Tim and Dawn. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that series co-creator Stephen Merchant has a bit of a [...]

By Phil Davidson

Ricky Gervais Will Teach You English with the Help of an Idiot

As Ricky says, "This is the worst English lesson ever." It might not teach anyone English, but it might remind people of the joy of listening to the blabbering nonsense of a bonehead. Wait, so what does "where" mean? And what does "where" mean? [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Get Ready for the Idiot Abroad Bike Tour Spinoff

According to Ricky Gervais, An Idiot Abroad's Karl Pilkington and Warwick Davis of Life's Too Short will star in The Short Way Round, in which the two go on "bike riding adventure together throughout different countries." Poor Karl. When are [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Karl Pilkington on Getting Hazed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant would be incomplete without Karl Pilkington, the bread to their peanut butter and jelly, the paprika to their salt and pepper, the reluctant apothecary to their Romeo and Juliet. In this interview with the [...]

By Hallie Cantor

An Idiot Abroad Recap: ‘Swimming with Dolphins’

In which our intrepid traveler never actually swims with marine mammals. I would normally invoke the “spoiler alert” were this plot twist not so brazenly announced by both the Science Channel’s episode guide and the preview. By the end of [...]

By Laura Turner Garrison

An Idiot Abroad Recap: ‘Trans-Siberian Express’

Whether Karl Pilkington is the so-called idiot Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant insist on reminding us he is, or he is a brilliant comedic performance artist is pretty irrelevant to the appeal of An Idiot Abroad at this point. Gervais and [...]

By Laura Turner Garrison

Beware, Senior Citizens and Caregivers, of Ricky Gervais’ Biting Wit

Ricky Gervais' latest project is Derek, a comedy pilot set in a nursing home in which he plays a care worker. The show also features An Idiot Abroad's Karl Pilkington in his first acting role. I guess we can expect a lot of jokes about hard [...]

By Hallie Cantor