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Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season [Audiobook]

Were you one of the several people on Earth who didn't catch every historic episode of the most-downloaded podcast ever? Or maybe you treasured every golden moment and want to preserve it for future generations? Now, all 12 episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season are here in one package that's far tidier than Karl Pilkington's thought processes.
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Were you one of the several people on Earth who didn't catch every historic episode of the most-downloaded podcast ever? Or maybe you treasured every golden moment and want to preserve it for future generations? Now, all 12 episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season are here in one package that's far tidier than Karl Pilkington's thought processes.
It's more than six hours of Ricky's rants, Steve Merchant's meanderings and Karl's - well, whatever it is that Karl does.

And remember - The Complete Second Season is also available. Just click here.Warning: Contains Explicit Language

© and (P) Ricky Gervais

What the Critics Say

"If Mr. Gervais made only podcasts for the rest of his career, I'd keep downloading." (The New York Times)

What Members Say

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    Aaron 04-17-07
    Aaron 04-17-07 Listener Since 2005
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    "over rated show"

    I bought this audio book based on all the great reviews. I was terribly disappointed once I started listening to it. I believe the only attractive quality of the program is that it is very cheap, which leads me to the old maxim - you get what you pay for.

    These guys just drone on and on. Nothing very clever or profound ever comes out of their mouths. Their delightful cheeky British voices make for good background banter, however I cannot stress the disappointment that befell me upon listening to this audio book.

    If you would like to laugh then get - Greg Giraldo (very crass but extremely funny) , Mitch Headberg, and Demitri Martin. These guys are very funny. With them you will not get 6 hours or mindless boredom.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Geneva, IL, USA 04-07-06
    Elizabeth Geneva, IL, USA 04-07-06
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    "Hilarious"

    These boys are very, very funny. If you're missing British humour in your life you ought to download it - even my mother who has a hard time understanding British accents laughed out loud.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Micheal Pleasanton, CA, USA 02-09-09
    Micheal Pleasanton, CA, USA 02-09-09
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    "The Karl Pilkington Show"

    I enjoyed this introductory season of Ricky Gervais' podcast. By the end, you're happy to hear Ricky admitting that it should be called the Karl Pilkington show as Karl ends up doing the lionshare of the talking. Karl's quite the eccentric personality.

    I don't want to give too much away, so I'm being purposely vague. It would suffice to say, however, that this season isn't really about Ricky Gervais' comedy, but instead showcases his ability to see what could be entertaining, and his ability to steer it in that direction.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debra 11-13-06
    Debra 11-13-06
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    "not particularly funny"

    I've been a fan of Gervais' work and was disappointed in this offering. Sounds as if the participants had a good time but left the audience out.

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Wildwood, MO, United States 10-21-06
    Ed Wildwood, MO, United States 10-21-06 Member Since 2000
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    "I Don't Get It"

    As a lover of audio books, and a great fan of comedy, I really looked forward to this wildly popular program. The program is full of slapstick British humor, which was a mis-match for my American taste. Nonetheless, I found myself often scratching my head and asking "how was that funny?" after Karl Pilkington offered many of his wild ideas on life. Then, his counterparts scoff and laugh wildly like school children at his mildly humorous statements. Admittedly, there were moments where I was tickled, but overall I was disappointed.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Gonzalez MADERA, CA, US 03-12-09
    Daniel Gonzalez MADERA, CA, US 03-12-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Not so funny."

    Not as funny as I thought it would have been. A little boring.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • Ollie Storey
    4/9/16
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    "Funny bunch"

    Would definitely recommend this piece of comedy gold! Good to listen to over long period or before you're heading off to bed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mikey
    poole, United Kingdom
    4/4/16
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    "Best listening experience of 2016 for me."
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    This was the funniest and happiest credit I have used on audible to date. How did I never listen to the lot before. I spent 4.5 hours listening to this on my day off, that is a record for me. And yes, I do have a life. Or maybe I don't come to think of it...

    The only downside is when Ricky does that stupid piggy squeal laugh which can be an assault on the senses, but I just keep the volume down in expectation of this. Definitely something I can live with!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Napalm_trickster
    Kingston, SW London
    3/27/16
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    "Funny tripe"

    I love these guys three guys having a laugh and ol Karl Pilkington's strange theories and stories; what's not to like of course it all goes on your sense of humour but the stupidity of it just makes it more hilarious and brighter note cheap as chips; as I do find audiobooks on Here are a tad overpriced. Highly recommend this I own them all hours of laughter at my fingertips

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    3/18/16
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    "Special"

    Been listening to this over and over for 10 years. Timeless comedy. Wherever I am in the world or in life, I know I can put this on and will have me laughing out loud

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jayme Cooper
    10/20/15
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    "funny and original The first introduction to Karl"

    I have always been a fan of Karl Pilkington since the idiot abroad. This earlier radio show is hilarious with some of the things Karl says and the way he explains his thinking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ruby pearl
    Oxfordshire
    5/31/15
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    "Fantastic!"

    I can listen to this over and over again, it's pure pleasure. Karl is hysterical. Ricky and Steve encourage him from topic to topic with their superb wit and perfect timing. I listen to it in bed and fall asleep smiling not mulling over the cares of the day, it's a delightful distraction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warren Dance
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdon
    5/7/15
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    "The podcasts that started it all..."

    Of all the series (besides maybe the guide to's) this one contains the most content for your money. In terms of what it contains, its fairly consistent across all 5 series. If you're new to Ricky, Karl or Podcasts as a whole, this is where you should start.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • paul
    4/28/15
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    "Best ever"

    Side splitting
    Genius
    Funniest thing ever
    Laughed from start to finish
    Monkey news should be a podcast on its own

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    4/18/15
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    "So Funny.."

    Its afew years old now but still very funny.
    karl is just a mad man.. if you havent heard it for a while its must..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stewart
    3/30/15
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    "Must listen"


    Brilliant, listened to it the first time around. Still as good as the first time I listened

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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