Trailer for AN IDIOT ABROAD Starring Karl Pilkington

     August 24, 2010


The trailer for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s newest television show is now online.  An Idiot Abroad sends “Global Idiot” Karl Pilkington on a quest to visit the Seven Wonders of the World.  It looks to be quite amusing and should appeal to fans of The Ricky Gervais Show and of Gervais’ podcasts, both of which feature Pilkington’s odd musings about the world.  An Idiot Abroad is scheduled to premiere this month on Sky1.

The trailer and an official description of the series can be found after the jump.

Here’s the description from Sky1:

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are outraged that Karl has written off the Seven Wonders claiming they’re all “a bit ****” having never seen any of them with his own eyes. They’ve thrown down the gauntlet to send him around the globe to force him out of his comfort zone. Stephen wants the experience to broaden Karl’s mind and change his outlook on the world. Ricky wants Karl to hate every minute of it for his own amusement.

Dispatched on what many would term a journey of a lifetime, the ‘little Englander’ will be putting his misgivings to one side as Karl finds out for himself what the fuss in about. He will travel to all the wonders of the world meanwhile Gervais and Merchant will be keeping a watchful eye from London, monitoring every step of Pilkington’s journey. The conclusion of the series will see the weary traveler returning home to report on his findings.

Karl commented: “I can’t wait to get started. Not ‘cos I’m excited but ‘cos the sooner we start the sooner it will be over. The fact the nurse gave me an injection that protects me from dirty chimps put a dampener on the whole thing. I don’t think Ross Kemp has to have that injection.”


  • Marchimself

    This looks awesome. I can't wait for this. Pilkington is a comic genius and he doesn't even know how funny he is.

  • Ringbearer1420

    The greatest man ever… in the world.

  • colin

    Karl is HILARIOUS. Okay, for those of you who don't know, check out “The Ricky Gervais Show” on HBO, aka, “The Karl Pilkington Show.” Karl just says the most amazingly dumb things that are impossible not to laugh at. He really is a comic genius whether he understands it or not.

  • izikavazo

    Karl is hilarious, but I can't enjoy him because they have the worst laugh track accompanying him everywhere, Ricky Gervais. I start laughing at Mr. Pilkington's ridiculousness, but then Ricky starts that terrible over-done shrieking and I start gagging.

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  • colin

    yeah, ricky is over the top. but i honestly think he just finds Karl THAT funny. in the promo's for this Pilkington movie it seems like Ricky is trying even harder to crack up at Karl so people will find the laughter contagious and want to get in on the action. i personally don't mind the laugh track though.

  • kimd

    I can't wait for this show to air and pray that some very thoughtful Brits will find a way to post it so we lowly Americans can see it.And look at Karl in the picture! He's actually smiling!It's just such a shock to see.

  • Amkakenya

    ooooh looks good, but you need a bonus episode in kenya, home of the EIGHTH wonder of the world :)

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