If you know me, you know I’m a big fan of the above troika. The gentlemen to the left and right are, respectively, Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais, the acclaimed co-creators of The Office and Extras, among other projects. The man with a head like a fucking orange in the middle is Karl Pilkington, a Mancunian the duo met while doing a London-based radio show. Ever since, Ricky and Steve have fascinated with Karl’s thoughts on life, sometimes moronic, sometimes naive, always hilarious. Since leaving the radio, they’ve done a series of podcasts together, which were recently set to animation as The Ricky Gervais Show on HBO. The trio’s latest project is An Idiot Abroad, a travel documentary that follows Karl around the world as he encounters the Seven Wonders. As you can see from the preview show below, hilarity ensues:
An Idiot Abroad premieres on Sky 1 in the UK on September 23rd. It premieres for the rest of the world when someone puts it on Rapidshare or Youtube five minutes after it ends in the UK.