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Publisher's Summary

The Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm is where Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant first met Karl Pilkington. The trio, who have been talking drivel ever since, later went on to create one of the most downloaded podcasts in history.

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

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Fantastic!

What made the experience of listening to The XFM Vault the most enjoyable?

beginning to end. Loved it all. I laughed all the way through it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Karl, of course. and Karl's diary.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

When Ricky gets to laughing so hard that he cant catch him breath.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

it is all good.

Any additional comments?

this book is worth a listen.

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Cloning and horses in the living room

Your understanding of nature vs. nurture will not be complete until you listen to this.

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Not very funny

What would have made The XFM Vault better?

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.

What do you think your next listen will be?

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.

What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

Ricky Gervais is incredibly funny at times. It hurts his reputation to release and charge for material that is too often not humorous.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The XFM Vault?

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.

Any additional comments?

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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  • 04-01-09

Don't be conned

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!

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  • J Bates
  • 08-13-09

Thumbs up

head like a orange lol because its round ..and bald..and stupid, mind you that steve looks a bit funny too.

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  • Lee
  • 04-07-09

a hard one to review.

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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Kevin
  • 04-06-09

Another classic

If you are a fan of The Ricky Gervais Show then this is a must for you. This is well worth the ?2.95 download cost.

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  • WarwickStudent
  • 06-29-17

Not nearly as good as the whole show

This best bits compilation picked out some of the less funny bits in my opinion.

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  • Adam
  • 03-25-17

Pretty good.

These are not as good as the original series ones bit still worth a listen.

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  • Stephen
  • 02-15-17

Comedy Gold

Hilarious from start to finish. Have listened to this many times and it never gets old.

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  • Andy
  • 01-08-17

brilliant

the usual brilliant stuff from the trio. so funny. that is all there is to say.

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  • Liam Briggs
  • 01-07-17

Love it

Always loved the Ricky gervais show now iv found the podcast it's amazing so funny

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  • D. Oxford
  • 12-17-16

Unmatchable

The kind of contagious spontaneous humour money can't always buy; but it did this time.

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  • riedle112
  • 09-01-17

Karl from anothet planet

Loved the struggle of Ricky and Steve to understand the thoughts of Karl. Very funny and made m e laugh out loud.