The Ricky Gervais Show Season 5 Coming This Month

If you’re a fan of British comedian Ricky Gervais, then odds are by now you’ve also heard of his podcast The Ricky Gervais Show, which is widely considered to be the most downloaded podcast on the internet ever. Together with his writing partner Stephen Merchant, they sit down with their eccentric pal Karl Pilkington to talk about everything and nothing all at once. If you’re not a fan of dry, British humour, this probably isn’t for you, however, if you’re a fan of certain other podcasts (let’s say, for example, Fishing With Tom and Cantankerous), then you might find the format somewhat similar!

The good news is that the trio have decided to return for one final season of the show (if you can call it that). They have recorded four new episodes, each a half-hour in length, that will be available on iTunes on September 16th for £2.99 (anyone know what that is in the U.S. or Canada?). For some, I suspect this is more highly anticipated than Gervais’ new movie Ghost Town. Below you will find one of their short video podcasts (the one where Karl watches Brokeback Mountain). You can also currently download a free audio teaser from the new season right now by clicking the link below to access the podcast on iTunes.

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  • About 6 USD I’d say. Is that for all of them of for each one though? If it’s for all of them it’s a fair endeavor worth supporting, if it’s for each it’s a torrent.

  • Darren

    Can’t wait for this podcast. Those guys are top drawer entertainment.

  • Reed Farrington

    FYI: Jay played some of one of Ricky’s podcast for me while I was in Jay’s car (and I couldn’t escape). I didn’t find the show interesting or funny. I’m not dissing the show or anything. Just not my cup of tea. But I do like dry, British humour.

    I wonder what defines Canadian humour. Self-deprecating? (I don’t think that would apply in my case.)

  • Hm… Let’s hope Canadian humor isn’t defined by that Corner Gas show. Every time I’m at my parents’ house it seems to be on and it sucks out my soul every time I see it. All the characters are written exactly the same, and they conveniently act stupid or insightful when the story calls for it. Doesn’t Canada have a bunch of famous comedians who I can’t think of at this moment?

    I enjoyed this clip of the Ricky Gervais show, especially the part about gay men choosing bunk beds. I’ll have to check this out.

  • I love me the Ricky Gervais show. Some real comic gold in there with Karl Pilkington! Fun stuff.

  • Ian

    Canadian humor is Kids in the Hall right? This show is pretty funny. It’s usually the sort of thing where you are listening in on a conversation that ends up being so covoluted that it can’t help but be funny. It’s all about Karl though and now that I’ve seen what he looks like I don’t know if it’ll be funnier.

  • Yeah, I think Kids in the Hall and SCTV are the standard-bearers of Canadian comedy, and that’s definitely something to be proud of. I just f***ing hate that Corner Gas.

    Also, Jay and Sean, if you do end up seeing Ricky Gervais at TIFF, unless Ghost Town is actually amazing, give him a nice smack in the nuts. He (supposedly) has turned down a slew of post-Office roles to co-star with Greg Kinnear in a Heart and Souls rip-off? Pshaw.

  • Funny, I love Corner Gas. All the characters are stupid in the sense that all people are stupid. And it’s a great example of Canadians laughing at themselves.

    Half of the comedians in the U.S. of A. are Canadian: Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, um…

  • swarez

    An Icelandic woman living in Canada recommended Corner Gas on her blog and said it was the funniest show ever. Well I took a gander and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a show as unfunny as this one.
    The problem is that all the good Canadian comedians move to the states leaving only the crap behind.

  • N. Parker

    Ricky Gervais’ Dad was Canadian – so Ricky is like half Canadian.