This programme brings you the best bits from archived material from the first series of the Ricky Gervais Show featuring Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington and includes hilarious classics such as the Horse in the House, The Ricky Gervais Film Review and Karl's GCSE results.
©2001 XFM; (P)2009 XFM
These are simply CLIPS cut up and mashed together randomly from OLD radio shows that are available for free to download on the internet. There is 4 years worth of their old XFM radio shows available out there. Don't be conned into paying for this!
OK this is a mash up of the Xfm show from a few years ago, it is a great download if you have neverheard it and want it for you mp3 player. however Pilkipedia.com plays all the shows back to back for good listening on your PC.
What Doesn't Kill You, Only Makes You Stronger.
Obviously not the best of the original XFM shows, consisting of only chatter and none of Karl's game shows. However loses no stars since the content is still amazing.
This audiobook is not quite up there with the later material although its very nice to fill in the background to their relationships. It would be better value for money if it was of a similar length as the podcast bundles.
Karl Pilkington and Stephen Merchant.
Everything other than the horrible cackle of Ricky Gervais.
The start of a winning formula.
While this title does contain some very funny moments from the XFM shows, all of the material (along with every XFM radio show that Ricky and co recorded) is available for free download on the internet (legally). Type 'pilkipedia' into Google for more info.
Do buy the original Podcasts and 'Guide to...' audiobooks though as they are very funny.
beginning to end. Loved it all. I laughed all the way through it.
Karl, of course. and Karl's diary.
When Ricky gets to laughing so hard that he cant catch him breath.
it is all good.
this book is worth a listen.
"Cloning and horses in the living room"
Your understanding of nature vs. nurture will not be complete until you listen to this.
"Not very funny"
I would have been better if they only chose very funny material. No curation is evident with so many boring parts. Most other Ricky Gervais content I've seen or listened to was much funnier than this.
I'm not sure yet, but it won't be Ricky Gervais content since whoever is making the decisions about what to sell for him is not protecting his brand name by making sure only his best (or at least better) materials are offered on the market.
Ricky Gervais is incredibly funny at times. It hurts his reputation to release and charge for material that is too often not humorous.
About 90% of the material should have been cut. Normally Ricky Gervais joking while doing stand-up comedy or even acting in tv series (one dealing with a height-challenged actor) and sometimes in movies makes me laugh out loud and even causes my gut to hurt. Some actors I know I can spend money on their productions and will never be disappointed since they only attach their names to their BEST work. Unfortunately, Ricky's brand is not protected in such a way so I will very reluctant to pay for anything with his name on it in the future. This is kind of sad since I personally think Ricky's best work is some of the TOP 1% of humor on this planet at times. This audio presentation was in the lower quartile for the planet. Sad.
NO ONE is funny 100% of the time. I personally think you should remove the word BEST OF RICKY GERVAIS from the title. Perhaps it would be more accurate to call this "RICKY GERVAIS RAMBLINGS THAT AREN'T SO FUNNY for THOSE WHO JUST LOVE TO HEAR HIS VOICE"...seriously.
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