The Ricky Gervais Show. Image shows from L to R: Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais. Copyright: Media Rights Capital / Wildbrain.

The Ricky Gervais Show

E4 and Channel 4 chat show based on Ricky Gervais's podcasts. 39 episodes (3 series), 2010 - 2012. Stars Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington.

The Ricky Gervais Show.

The Ricky Gervais Show

An animated version of the comedy podcasts recorded by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington

Chat Show
2010 - 2012
E4, Channel 4
39   (3 series)
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington
Craig Kellman and Dan Fraga
Michelle Papandrew, Margaret M. Dean, Michelle Wilson and Pamela J. Arseneau

From the creators of The Office and Extras, this animated series using the original recordings of The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts comes to Channel 4.

Gervais's much loved podcasts have earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloads. The Ricky Gervais Show features the same banter between the comedian and his sidekicks Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, with animation accompanying the original recordings of the trio.

Storylines include the merits of 20th-century inventions; Karl's suggestion for population control; how philosophy has evolved through the ages; as what thoughts Karl has in his round head about charity.

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 23rd April 2010 on Channel 4 at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 31st July 2012 on E4 at 11pm
Last repeat
Sunday 30th May 2021 at 12:00am on CC Extra

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