The Ricky Gervais show returns to E4

20120410-183616.jpgE4 have announced that the Ricky Gervais Show will return in May, for a third series.

This animated comedy series spans 13 x 30-minute episodes much of which consists of Karl Pilkington musing on everything from slugs and freaks to the mind body problem and world hunger. The show has been sold around the world and been nominated for 5 Emmys.

Ricky Gervais said: “Karl is not only my best friend but also my gift to the world. This is my favourite series so far and it even features some previously unheard audio”

The Ricky Gervais Show is based on the record breaking podcast which won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloads and last year passed the incredible 340 million download mark.

Channel 4 Head of Comedy, Shane Allen, said: “A very welcome return to E4 of these comedy masters. Their flights of fancy and infectious banter are a joy as Stephen and Ricky delve in to the inner workings of Karl Pilkington’s oddly wired brain”.

The Ricky Gervais Show is produced for Channel 4 by Media Rights Capital in association with Wildbrain Entertainment; executive producers, Ricky Gervais, Bob Higgins, Lisa Ullmann and Steve Patrick; supervising producer, Margaret M. Dean; producer, Pamela J. Arseneau; director, Dan Fraga.