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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

An Idiot Abroad Recap: ‘Whale Watching’

At the mid-point of Season 2, I found myself actually agreeing with Karl for the first time. Each week, I am usually filled with the greenest envy of his opportunities and bemusement at his inability to appreciate them. Turns out “whale [...]

By Laura Turner Garrison

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

An Idiot Abroad: Karl Comes Home

“My ears have been overworked. Drums, singing, whistles, chanting, dogs, helicopters, gays.” Karl was in Brazil when he made this list, but it’s clear throughout the final episode of An Idiot Abroad that Karl felt this way about everywhere he [...]

By Joey Slamon

An Idiot Abroad Recap: ‘Brazil’

You know that cousin you have who's from a really small town, isn’t a bigot but just doesn’t quite know how to act around people who are different than he is? New things make him uncomfortable and though he tries to hide it, he’s a little [...]

By Joey Slamon

An Idiot Abroad Recap: ‘Egypt’

The seven wonders of the world have never appeared so un-wonderful. This week, Karl Pilkington goes to Egypt to see the Great Pyramids. And, as per usual, Karl finds the actual wonder to be the least exciting part of his visit. “Exciting” may [...]

By Joey Slamon