Category: The Short Way Round
Ricky Gervais has announced plans for an arena stand-up tour – as he starts work on a third series of An Idiot Abroad.
‘We’ve basically only sorted the budget and a rough route at the moment,’ he added. ‘But it feels great to actually be working on it, and it means that Karl is in too deep to pull out now. Ha ha.’
Gervais has previously said how the travelogue would feature the reluctant Karl Pilkington on a cycling trip with Life’s Too Short star Warwick Davis in the basket.
However, he has also previously said that the second series – which aired on Sky 1 – was the last as ‘two series and a special – that’s my motto’.
Gervais added that he would be squeezing live shows in between his various TV shows.
‘I’m planning a European arena tour.,’ he wrote. ‘It will be quite intense playing as many big venues as possible in a short amount of time between filming various projects I have in the UK and America.’
It will be the first time Gervais has done an arena tour, as he has previously stuck to large theatres.
(The Sun) – An Idiot Abroad star Karl Pilkington is to travel the world on a moped — with dwarf Warwick Davis in a basket on the front.
Ricky came up with The Short Way Round to replace An Idiot Abroad, which he has said will not get a third series.
The Short Way Round is a spoof on Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s Long Way Round world trip.
It will see Karl joined by Warwick, the star of Ricky’s upcoming sitcom Life’s Too Short.
Ricky said: “I send Karl around the world on a bike with Warwick in the front basket. It’s not Shakespeare, but it’s funny, right?”
An Idiot Abroad — which sees Karl travel the world at the whim of Ricky and comedy sidekick Stephen Merchant — continues its second series on Sky 1 at 9pm on Friday.
A source said: “Ricky loves An Idiot Abroad but he wants to tweak it a bit, so has come up with a completely different show.
“It’s a buddy thing where lanky Karl and tiny Warwick ride off together and get into all sorts of scrapes.
“Karl secretly loves travelling at Ricky’s expense, even if he is the butt of most of the jokes. It’s not exactly a hard life, is it?”