Ricky Gervais long suffering friend and producer Kark Pilkington gets his own show the moaning of life

The Moaning Of Life

The Moaning Of Life, 2013

Karl Pilkington is Ricky Gervais’ straight talking friend and producer who shot to fame with his tell it as he sees it take on various locations in An Idiot Abroad.

The Moaning Of Life takes a similar idea in that Karl goes travelling but to places of his choosing and there’s no Ricky Gervais or Stephen Merchant in sight.

Two series, one of five episodes and one of six were screened between 2013 and 2015.


The Moaning of Life sees Karl Pilkington visit other countries of his choice, in order to see how they face up to some of life’s biggest issues with their cultures and customs. He also reassesses his life in his own unique way, now that he has reached the age of 40, which he considers to be “middle age”











Starring: Karl Pilkington


Channel: Sky One
Original transmission Dates: 20th October 2013 – 17th November 2015