In this case, the Idiot Abroad was me...flying to London with two members of our marketing team to shoot with Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. As the new year approaches and we all anticipate seeing Karl accomplish all the "things to do before you die," we needed to get all the elements for an epic promotional campaign to do justice to this gem of a show.
What's it like being on set with Ricky Gervais? Simply put, it's f*$#ing hilarious.
Here's just a small bit of the footage we shot that day:
Overall, their ability to improvise, to mold and create comic genuis as they are on camera is second to none. Karl, as Karl is, continuously delivers for Ricky and Steve as they poke, prod and torment him throughout the shoot. The result is way too much comic gold to be contained in one video clip. But that doesn't mean we didn't try!