Karl Pilkington

Karl Pilkington

Karl Pilkington is the author of seven bestselling books: The World of Karl Pilkington, Happyslapped by a Jellyfish, Karlology, An Idiot Abroad, The Further Adventures of An Idiot Abroad, The Moaning of Life and More Moaning. He was part of the Guinness World Record-breaking podcast The Ricky Gervais Show, which was downloaded over 300 million times and became an animation for HBO in the USA. He also starred in three series of Sky 1’s global hit An Idiot Abroad and most recently, The Moaning of Life.



I really can’t believe what a state the pyramids are in. I thought they had flat rendered sides, but when you get up close, you see how they’re like a massive game of Jenga that’s got out of hand

An Idiot Abroad

Karl Pilkington

Karl Pilkington on the afterlife

Karl Pilkington on baldness

After being sent around the world three times by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant for An Idiot Abroad, Karl Pilkington is going it alone on a journey of self-discovery.

Travelling is like emptying the crumbs out of a toaster. You think you’ve found them all until you give it another bang. And what I’ve discovered in life is that it’s always me who cleans the toaster

More Moaning

Karl Pilkington

I've never worried about life's big questions. People at my age sit about pondering "why are we here?" The only time I ever asked myself that is when Suzanne booked us a surprise holiday to Lanzarote

The Moaning of Life

Karl Pilkington