Under The Surface of The Ricky Gervais Show's Chemisty

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Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and their "potato-headed" friend Karl Pilkington have a hilarious on-screen relationship. The insights we've had into their unique, seemingly natural bromance (on An Idiot Abroad and The Ricky Gervais Show) suggests this extends off-screen too, but how much is edited for our amusement? We joined the funny men for an intimate press conference to find out.

Evident from their refreshingly random podcasts, to fully appreciate the banter you need to hear it for yourself. For that reason we've selected their best bits for you to stream. Enjoy!

On the success of The Ricky Gervais Show...
NB: In the show's second season debut (airing March 8 at 11pm on E4) Karl mistakenly believes movie star Clive Owen is actually called Clive Warren.

On the infamous pot of money...
NB: Stephen Merchant is currently the voice of Barclays Bank adverts.

On talking to the press...
NB: What Ricky says is true in this case.

On the things Karl gets called by the public...
NB: Ricky openly admits he wanted to get Karl on TV so that more people would call him a "bald-headed Manc twat".

On why Karl agreed to do another season of An Idiot Abroad...
NB: When Karl says he can’t get surprised this time Ricky is behind Karl shaking his head. Karl remains oblivious.

On the idea of adding a woman to their group...
NB: This isn’t actually in the pipeline.

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