I've been catching the odd episode of HBO's The Ricky Gervais Show over the past couple of weeks.
I was never a huge fan of Gervais or The Office and stumbled on this by complete accident. Basically Gervais, Stephen Merchant and thier friend and colleague, the spectacularly odd (and slightly dense) Karl Pilkington sit around a table and discuss various topics, usually focussing in on Karl's attitudes and ideas about life, the universe and everything. The conversations are then animated in a Hanna Barbera style.
And bloody funny it is too.
It is Pilkington who makes the show. His low key, slightly drowsy, dopey delivery is hilarious, as are the many strange, offbeat anecdotes and ill conceived thoughts on the world he comes out with. What makes it doubly funny is Gervais and Merchant poking vicious holes in almost everything he comes out with using nothing more than common sense and logic. The funniest one I saw was when Karl is explaining why he didn't tick the box for eyes on an organ donor form but ticked the boxes for everything else. It is pure insane genius covering everything from ghostly rectal exams to meteorite strikes. Watch it below. I was laughing so hard I couldn't breath the first time I saw it. Karl is fab.