By Stewart Sutherland
What do you get when you take a comedian, an BAFTA Award-winning writer and an uneducated radio producer and put them in a small room with a set of microphones? The answer is the most downloaded podcast ever recorded. Over two hundred thousand people have tuned in to hear Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington gather for “pointless conversations” about everything from religion, travel, reproduction, charity and monkeys. After debuting on HBO and Channel 4 in 2010, the animated version of their first ground-breaking series, The Ricky Gervais Show, is now available on DVD.
By Stewie Sutherland
It’s really no secret that I’m a big fan of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which is beamed to many countries’ basic cable providers. For this reason it might be overlooked. The show, hosted by Comedy Central in America, is also only available via cable there, and isn’t the most well-known program. If you look for it though, you can find it: the show has gained such popularity that it now includes a Global Edition (The Daily Show airs Monday-Thursday – due to the lag in transmission, it is played in other countries Tuesday to Friday, with a recap of the previous week’s best moments in a special format for Monday).
They’re very busy people, yet somehow they managed to get enough time to write this incredible book of historical inaccuracy, political scandals and “what not to do if you’re trying to become a democracy”. In case all of this is Greek to you, I’m happy to explain it! Continue reading