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Ricky Gervais Show: Complete First Season

 

  Review by Suzanne 1/22/11

The Ricky Gervais Show somehow manages to be very funny. Basically, they took these podcasts that he and his two friends made, where they are just sitting around, talking and joking. Then they animated them, which gives you something more to look at then just three guys sitting there, and it makes it a little more fun.

They are very funny guys, too. Maybe it's just because they have the British accents, but I thought they were funny. Better than most people would be if they were just sitting, making jokes. Of course Gervais is hysterical and the most well-known of the group.

The DVD doesn't have too many features, just an episode storyboard, and something called "Comedy Gala Animation", which is just another bit from what I can tell.

Still, it's very funny and worth checking out if you like comedy. It's kind of like improvisational stand-up comedy, although I'm sure it's not quite as "off the cuff" as they try to make it sound, which is why it's funny.

Press Release:

THE EMMY AWARD WINNING ANIMATED COMEDY THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW TO BE RELEASED ON DVD BY WARNER HOME VIDEO

JANUARY 4, 2011

The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season Will Include All 13 Episodes from the Show's Debut Season and Bonus Material

BURBANK, CA - Popular, award-winning English comedian Ricky Gervais (The Office, Extras) comes to life in animated form in The Ricky Gervais Show, the Emmy Award-winning series set for release on DVD by Warner Home Video (WHV) January 4, 2011. The release will feature all 13 half-hour episodes from the show's first season on two discs, plus bonus material. Titled The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season, this release will retail for $29.98 SRP.

From the creators of the smash-hits The Office and Extras, The Ricky Gervais Show is an animated comedy based on a series of highly popular audio podcasts voiced by Gervais, collaborator Stephen Merchant, and colleague/friend Karl Pilkington that have been set to clever, eye-catching animation. The podcasts' storylines, which were inspired by Pilkington's offbeat musings about life, built a tremendous following amongst fans, earning a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloads. Among the topics discussed in season one are Pilkington's view on population control, monkeys in space, lion mutilation, public nudity, reversing the aging process, "Monkey News" segments and much more.

The Ricky Gervais Show premiered on HBO in February 2010 and won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Animation Character Design. Gervais earned a spot on Time Magazine's 2010 list of Most Influential People and has been selected to host the Golden Globe Awards for the second time in 2011. He has earned multiple awards for his work in television, including Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.

DVD Special Features Include:

* Channel 4 Comedy Gala Animation
* Episode Story Board

"The Ricky Gervais Show is a must-have DVD for anyone looking to have a great laugh and a good time. Ricky, Karl and Stephen share a great sense of camaraderie and make a delightful, entertaining team. With the addition of imaginative animation, their hilarious podcast material is elevated to a whole new level," said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. She added, "We are pleased to release this fun series on DVD."

Featured Episodes Include:

1. Space Monkey
2. Nuts
3. Knob at Night
4. The Jockey
5. Charity
6. The Fight
7. Dolphins
8. Beatles
9. Glass Houses
10. Noises
11. Cobblers
12. Freaks
13. The Diary

About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.


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