Absurdity is off the charts in new Ricky Gervais web series
By Derek Hill
August 2, 2012
If you've ever seen or heard comedian Ricky Gervais and his mystifying mate Karl Pilkington together, you know how the absurdity meter can go off the chart. Gervais barely has to work at all getting his exceedingly oddball friend to pontificate (in his deadpan, dull-eyed manner) on whatever pops into his head. The man has no filter and the comedy world is a better place because of it. One man's idiot is another man's comedy genius.
Gervais and Pilkington have previously collaborated on a podcast, the anti-travelogue television program An Idiot Abroad, and Gervais's latest show Derek. Now, they're about to teach us all about the English language.
Learn English with Ricky Gervais is a new web series that finds the two idiots men wrangling with words in a way that should be pleasing to their fans. There will be a small fee to download each episode, but the pilot will be available for free on iTunes starting August 14. The clip below, filmed on what appears to be a set borrowed from a BBC history documentary, clearly accentuates the ridiculousness to expect.