The World of Karl Pilkington
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|Format:||Paperback, 240 pages|
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|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 October 2008|
A collection of the best moments from the 'Ricky Gervais Show' with further musings from Karl Pilkington, star of Sky 1's 'An Idiot Abroad'. Karl Pilkington's is a brilliant mind, locked inside a perfectly round head and uncluttered by the unhelpful constraints of logic or common sense. He both baffles and enlightens with his take on topics as diverse as population control, the rights of monkeys and how long you can stay alive with your head chopped off. Featuring the best conversations from 'The Ricky Gervais Show' podcasts and original illustrations and scribblings by Karl Pilkington, this is a unique trip into the mind of our most innovative visionary - or, as Gervais and Merchant know him, 'the funniest man alive in Britain today'.
About the Author
Karl Pilkington is a radio producer previously best known for producing The Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm. After leaving Xfm, Pilkington has reached an international audience through his appearances with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant on the 'Ricky Gervais Show' podcast. He lives in London; this is his first book.
A collection of the best moments from the 'Ricky Gervais Show' podcasts -- the world's number one podcast -- with additional musings and original drawings by Karl Pilkington, the show's unlikely star. Karl Pilkington, the Confucian like savant of the Ricky Gervais Podcast show, has led an extraordinary and curiously individual life. As a kid growing up in Manchester he regularly missed school to accompany his parents on caravanning holidays and left without collecting his exam results: his family weaned him well. His father once crashed a train into Manchester Central Station, his mother shaved one of their cats after it kept being sick and his uncle slept in a dinghy instead of a bed -- genes, some acolytes say, which have contributed to his cryptic views on life. Pilkington's is a brilliant mind, locked inside a perfectly round head, and uncluttered by the unhelpful constraints of logic or common sense; factors that have lead him to such dazzling insights as 'you never see old men eating Twix bars' or that the 'Diary of Anne Frank' was 'an Adrian Mole sort of thing'. In this pithy and hilarious book, Karl is in conversation with (the often bewildered) Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the writers and stars of 'The Office' and 'Extras', outwitting even these comedy Goliaths with his take on such contentious issues as charity, the lack of Chinese homeless people, reincarnation, the rights of monkeys and favourite superpowers. Featuring Karl's original illustrations, imaginative scribblings and the best conversations of the first twelve podcasts, this is a unique trip into the world of one of our most innovative thinkers, visionaries and prophets, or as Gervais and Merchant know him, 'the funniest man alive in Britain today'. Lead title / A unique trip into the world of 'the funniest man alive in Britain today' as claimed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. / In this hilarious book Karl takes on contentious issues with Gervais and Merchant and delves into the rights of monkeys, superpowers and reincarnation! / 'The World of Karl Pilkington' has already sold over 100,000 copies since publication and hit the No.1 spot on Amazon for pre-orders before publication. / The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts, featuring Karl Pilkington, remain an iTunes favourite. / Pilkington now has a media profile in his own right and has featured recently in 'Heroes of Comedy' on Channel 4.
'Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!' Sunday Telegraph 'Surely a Christmas best-seller.' Independent on Sunday 'Not many idiots could make something this funny.' Guardian Guide
|Dimensions: ||18.0 x 13.0 centimeters (0.23 kg)|