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Friday nights are officially funny again. Not only has Fonejacker reinvented himself as Facejacker (see last week’s blog), but Ricky Gervais – or, at least, his two-dimensional alter ego – is back on Channel 4.

The Ricky Gervais Show is an animated recreation of the hugely popular podcasts from Ricky Gervais, writing partner Stephen Merchant and the enigmatic idiot savant that is Karl Pilkington.

The subjects under discussion are many and varied, including space holidays, enemas and armed dolphins. Here’s a taster of this talk show with a difference…

You can catch the first week’s episodes on 4oD right now.

Elsewhere, in a brand new and exclusive interview for our website, the corporeal Ricky, Stephen and Karl discuss the subject of work. The conversation covers clearing excrement from drains, becoming a brain surgeon and re-growing severed penises on arms. Talk about hard graft…

Of course, Ricky Gervais has a long-standing relationship with Channel 4, detailed in Ricky Gervais: New Hero of Comedy, which goes all the way back to his appearances on the 11 0’Clock Show alongside some rapper bloke called Ali G

If you haven’t seen them yet, check out his early stint as a fearless chat show presenter in Meet Ricky Gervais, or even his 1999 appearance in Comedy Lab as a crisis-ridden middle-aged man striving to make it big in show business.

Golden years, indeed…

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