Karl Pilkington

Karl Pilkington (born 23 September 1972) is an English television presenter, author, comedian, radio producer, actor and voice actor.wikipedia
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Pilkington gained prominence as the producer of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's radio programme on XFM.
With Gervais and Karl Pilkington, he hosted The Ricky Gervais Show in its radio, podcast, audiobook and television formats; the radio version won a bronze Sony Award.

Ricky Gervais

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Pilkington gained prominence as the producer of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's radio programme on XFM.
Gervais, Merchant, and Karl Pilkington created the podcast The Ricky Gervais Show, which has spawned various spin-offs starring Pilkington and produced by Gervais and Merchant.

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He appeared on The Ricky Gervais Show, presented the Sky travel comedy series An Idiot Abroad, and made his full acting debut (following a cameo appearance in the final episode of Extras) on Gervais's 2012 comedy–drama series Derek.
The Ricky Gervais Show is a comedy radio show in the UK starring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington, later adapted into a podcast and a television series.

An Idiot Abroad

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He appeared on The Ricky Gervais Show, presented the Sky travel comedy series An Idiot Abroad, and made his full acting debut (following a cameo appearance in the final episode of Extras) on Gervais's 2012 comedy–drama series Derek.
An Idiot Abroad is a British travel documentary/road trip comedy television series broadcast on Sky One, as well as a series of companion books published by Canongate Books, created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and starring Karl Pilkington.

Sick of It (TV series)

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In 2018, Pilkington starred in a new scripted comedy series, Sick of It.
It was created and written by Karl Pilkington and Richard Yee (who also directed the series).

Radio X (United Kingdom)

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Pilkington gained prominence as the producer of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's radio programme on XFM. Pilkington moved to London from Manchester to work with XFM as a producer.
The station has employed a number of DJs that have since gone on to even greater fame including Russell Brand, Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Simon Pegg, Christian O'Connell, Justin Lee Collins, Adam and Joe, Alex Zane, Tim Lovejoy, Dermot O'Leary and Josh Widdicombe.

The Moaning of Life

Pilkington also starred in the Sky 1 travel documentary comedy series The Moaning of Life (2013–2015).
It follows Karl Pilkington around the world as he visits other cultures.

Derek (TV series)

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He appeared on The Ricky Gervais Show, presented the Sky travel comedy series An Idiot Abroad, and made his full acting debut (following a cameo appearance in the final episode of Extras) on Gervais's 2012 comedy–drama series Derek.
Karl Pilkington plays Dougie, the home's caretaker; Derek and Dougie live in Dougie's council flat.

Russell Brand

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In December 2005, Pilkington stood in for two BBC 6 Music shows for Nemone, and co-presented the shows with Russell Brand.
In 2005, Brand co-hosted three one-off shows on BBC Radio 6 Music with Karl Pilkington.

The Invention of Lying

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The DVD of Gervais's film The Invention of Lying contains a special feature called Meet Karl Pilkington which documents his participation in the movie as a non-speaking caveman in another special feature, The Dawn of Lying.

Flipside TV

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He appeared as a guest on the shows Flipside TV and The Culture Show, and appeared in several short films as part of the Channel 4 project 3 Minute Wonders.

The World of Karl Pilkington

The World of Karl Pilkington is the first book written and illustrated by Karl Pilkington, and contains transcripts from The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts and excerpts from his own diary, as well as drawings and some original material illustrated by Pilkington himself.

The Ricky Gervais Show (TV series)

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The series is an animated version of the popular British audio podcasts and audiobooks of the same name, which feature Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (creators of The Office and Extras), along with colleague and friend Karl Pilkington, talking about various subjects behind the microphone.

Comedy Lab

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The 2008 series featured the episodes Headwreckers (featuring David McSavage), Mr and Mrs Fandango, Olivia Lee's Naughty Bits, Karl Pilkington: Satisfied Fool, Pappy's Fun Club, School of Comedy and Slaterwood.

3 Minute Wonder

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It has previously featured Karl Pilkington in a series of 4 and was mentioned on The Ricky Gervais Show.

Sky UK

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He appeared on The Ricky Gervais Show, presented the Sky travel comedy series An Idiot Abroad, and made his full acting debut (following a cameo appearance in the final episode of Extras) on Gervais's 2012 comedy–drama series Derek.

Extras (TV series)

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He appeared on The Ricky Gervais Show, presented the Sky travel comedy series An Idiot Abroad, and made his full acting debut (following a cameo appearance in the final episode of Extras) on Gervais's 2012 comedy–drama series Derek.

Manchester

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Pilkington was born in 1972 in Manchester.

London

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Pilkington moved to London from Manchester to work with XFM as a producer.

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While there, he unintentionally caused Gail Porter to leave the station in tears after only one show; he criticised her performance, which Pilkington defended as an attempt to encourage improvement.

Cameo appearance

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As Gervais and Merchant began to frequently invite him to make a cameo appearance, Pilkington's quirky persona came to light and his popularity increased.

BBC Radio 6 Music

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In December 2005, Pilkington stood in for two BBC 6 Music shows for Nemone, and co-presented the shows with Russell Brand.

Nemone

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In December 2005, Pilkington stood in for two BBC 6 Music shows for Nemone, and co-presented the shows with Russell Brand.

Practical joke

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He has often been mentioned in interviews given by Gervais, and is often the victim of Gervais' practical jokes.

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

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After Pilkington said, "I could eat a knob at night" on the podcast (in relation to I'm a Celebrity contestants eating a kangaroo penis), Gervais encouraged his listeners to sample the sound bite and mix it into dance music.