Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows, basically that being what is purely British. As such, ... See full summary »
Is Karl Pilkington a great actor or is he really the fool portrayed in the TV shows, 'An Idiot Abroad' and 'The Moaning of Life'? The question has been asked many times and, sad to say, the answer is that it is not an act. Ricky Gervais has explained on several occasions that Karl is, "just being himself". If you take a look at Karl's interviews, these confirm the case; same accent, same opinions, same Karl. He is uneducated and ill-informed (he has no tertiary education at all and didn't succeed as a student, even at secondary school). Though occasional displays of opinionated ignorance and stunning stupidity may be amusing for a while, they become tedious and lose their entertainment value very quickly. After all, we are laughing at Karl, not with him. Karl's success is due mainly to the fact that he enables very stupid people to feel comfortable in their ignorance and the marginally less stupid to feel superior.
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