Allow me give you, dear reader, a piece of life advice: If you are ever feeling down, plug in the headphones and give The Ricky Gervais Show a listen. Now, I a know that this podcast originally aired back in 2005 or so and that this is hardly current or cutting edge advice, but no matter. I have now listened to all of the episodes several times and it still never fails to slay me with laughter every time.
The basic format is Ricky Gervais and his collaborator Stephen Merchant sitting in a room and picking the brain of their odd little idiot savant, Karl Pilkington. He has the strangest life perspective and Merchant and Gervais spend the entire show making fun of him. It sounds mean, and sometimes it is, but I still laugh. The podcast has now expanded into TV Shows (the animated Ricky Gervais Show and Idiot Abroad), but I still like to go back to roots and give the old podcasts a listen.
This week, for example, has been completely wretched at work. Yesterday one of the episodes came on during my a shuffle on my iPhone. Within a few minutes, I was stifling laughter, albeit not very well because my co-worker finally had to ask what I found so funny.
If this flew under your radar, I highly suggest you get your hands on some episodes and give it a listen when you are having a bad day. In the meantime, check out a clip of the animated show below.