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Karl Pilkington

English TV and Radio Personality, Travel Show Presenter, Author, Actor and Former Radio Producer

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 Karl Pilkington Biography

Karl Pilkington is an English television and radio personality, travel show presenter, author, actor and former radio producer. He gained prominence as the producer of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's radio programme on XFM. He appeared on The Ricky Gervais Show, presented the Sky travel series An Idiot Abroad and made his full acting debut (following a cameo appearance in the final episode of Extras) on Gervais' 2012 comedy-drama series "Derek." Pilkington is a co-founder, along with Gervais and Merchant, of RiSK Productions, a television production company.

Pilkington moved to London to work with XFM as a producer, at one point unintentionally causing Gail Porter to leave the station in tears after only one show by criticizing her performance, which Pilkington maintains was an attempt to encourage her to improve. After several years he began work on The Ricky Gervais Show, broadcast on Saturday afternoons. Initially Pilkington was solely the programme's producer. As Gervais and Merchant began to invite him to make the odd comment, Pilkington's persona came to light and his popularity increased. Pilkington was eventually included as a main element of the broadcasts, with large amounts of airtime often given over to his thoughts on various subjects, or various childhood stories. In December 2005, Pilkington stood in for two BBC 6 Music shows for Nemone, and co-presented the shows with Russell Brand.

Pilkington's presence on The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts significantly increased his popularity. He has often been mentioned in interviews given by Gervais, and is often the butt of Gervais' practical jokes. Many of Pilkington's quotes have since gained publicity, particularly on the Internet. Reuters, commenting on this issue, described Pilkington as a "phenomenon" who had made "Internet history."

Pilkington appeared in an interview on Ricky Gervais's live stand-up comedy DVD, "Politics." The DVD of Gervais's film "The Invention of Lying" contains a special feature called Meet Karl Pilkington, which documents his participation in the movie as a non-speaking caveman in another special feature, "The Dawn of Lying." He was given a small role in the final episode of "Extras."

In September 2010, Pilkington starred as himself in "An Idiot Abroad," a travel documentary series that aired on Sky1 and that was produced by Gervais and Stephen Merchant, in which he visits the New 7 Wonders of the World while being directed by Gervais and Merchant into various activities along the way. He wrote a book to accompany the series.

In 2014, Pilkington designed and signed his own card for UK charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. The campaign was launched by crafting company Stampin' Up! UK and his card, along with those designed and signed by other celebrities, was auctioned off on eBay in May 2014.

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An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington

An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington

The Moaning of Life: The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington

The Moaning of Life: The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington

The Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad

The Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad

Karlology: What I've Learnt So Far

Karlology: What I've Learnt So Far

Happyslapped by a Jellyfish: The Words of Karl Pilkington (Know Your)

Happyslapped by a Jellyfish: The Words of Karl Pilkington (Know Your)

Ricky Gervais Presents: The World of Karl Pilkington

Ricky Gervais Presents: The World of Karl Pilkington

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Karl Pilkington

English TV and Radio Personality, Travel Show Presenter, Author, Actor and Former Radio Producer

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Karl Pilkington Biography

Karl Pilkington is an English television and radio personality, travel show presenter, author, actor and former radio producer. He gained prominence as the producer of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's radio programme on XFM. He appeared on The Ricky Gervais Show, presented the Sky travel series An Idiot Abroad and made his full acting debut (following a cameo appearance in the final episode of Extras) on Gervais' 2012 comedy-drama series "Derek." Pilkington is a co-founder, along with Gervais and Merchant, of RiSK Productions, a television production company.

Pilkington moved to London to work with XFM as a producer, at one point unintentionally causing Gail Porter to leave the station in tears after only one show by criticizing her performance, which Pilkington maintains was an attempt to encourage her to improve. After several years he began work on The Ricky Gervais Show, broadcast on Saturday afternoons. Initially Pilkington was solely the programme's producer. As Gervais and Merchant began to invite him to make the odd comment, Pilkington's persona came to light and his popularity increased. Pilkington was eventually included as a main element of the broadcasts, with large amounts of airtime often given over to his thoughts on various subjects, or various childhood stories. In December 2005, Pilkington stood in for two BBC 6 Music shows for Nemone, and co-presented the shows with Russell Brand.

Pilkington's presence on The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts significantly increased his popularity. He has often been mentioned in interviews given by Gervais, and is often the butt of Gervais' practical jokes. Many of Pilkington's quotes have since gained publicity, particularly on the Internet. Reuters, commenting on this issue, described Pilkington as a "phenomenon" who had made "Internet history."

Pilkington appeared in an interview on Ricky Gervais's live stand-up comedy DVD, "Politics." The DVD of Gervais's film "The Invention of Lying" contains a special feature called Meet Karl Pilkington, which documents his participation in the movie as a non-speaking caveman in another special feature, "The Dawn of Lying." He was given a small role in the final episode of "Extras."

In September 2010, Pilkington starred as himself in "An Idiot Abroad," a travel documentary series that aired on Sky1 and that was produced by Gervais and Stephen Merchant, in which he visits the New 7 Wonders of the World while being directed by Gervais and Merchant into various activities along the way. He wrote a book to accompany the series.

In 2014, Pilkington designed and signed his own card for UK charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. The campaign was launched by crafting company Stampin' Up! UK and his card, along with those designed and signed by other celebrities, was auctioned off on eBay in May 2014.

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  • How much does it cost to book Karl Pilkington?

    Booking fees for Karl Pilkington, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Karl Pilkington, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Karl Pilkington?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Karl Pilkington for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karl Pilkington for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Karl Pilkington or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Karl Pilkington or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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