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Ricky Gervais to quit podcasting

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 22nd 2006 10:11AM
ricky gervaisDoes Ricky Gervais have a short attention span? I ask because he only seems to do things for two 'seasons' and then move on to something else. The original version of The Office only lasted two seasons and he recently said Extras will end after this season. Now there's word that his incredibly popular/hilarious podcast is done, too. According to BBC News, Gervais said he and Office co-creator Stephen Merchant were just trying out something new to see if they could cut out the middle man.

There were more than 8 million downloads of The Ricky Gervais Show podcast. The first twelve episodes were free and the second twelve had a fee. In typical Gervais fashion, he says of one of his co-hosts, "Karl never has to work again and I believe that maybe he won't."

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Definitely check out that link that Doug left. There are so many classic moments in the XFM radio shows - everything you want to know about hairy Chinese kids, little gay fellas and monkeys.

September 22 2006 at 1:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris Clarke

He's already into his 3rd season of the podcast, though.

September 22 2006 at 12:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

For all those wanting more, you might want to catch up on their older XFM Radio Shows... http://www.karl-pilkington.com/xfm-radio-shows.php

September 22 2006 at 11:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That's rickydiculous - the podcast is a funnier half hour than anything on tv - including rickys other work like the office and extras - karl pilkington is the funniest man alive.

I have all the old XFM stuff and never tire of listening to it.

September 22 2006 at 11:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Chimpanzee That!

This sucks. I love listening to Karl talk.

September 22 2006 at 10:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I can see that, the podcasts particularly could begin to wear thin. As long as he's still doing good new stuff I don't mind.

September 22 2006 at 10:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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