The Trailer For Karl Pilkington's New TV Show Has Arrived

Karl Pilkington is one of the funniest comedians out there. Whether or not he knows that he's funny or is simply expert-level good at pretending he doesn't is anyone's guess.

Karl's been a bit quiet of late, with no new material since comedy-documentary series The Moaning of Life back in 2015, but a new series has long been rumoured and - wait for it - the trailer is here!

The new series, Sick of It, features not one Karl Pilkington but two, in dual roles as the show's main character and the voice of his interior monologue, constantly arguing with himself as he attempts to get over a breakup and make sense of the chaos around him.

If the trailer is anything to go by, fans are in for a treat: it's hilarious, with just the right level of Karl's regular misanthropic, befuddled humour and his homespun, slightly confusing philosophical take on life.

It's due to hit Sky One and NOW TV in the very near future - by the end of the year at least - and the trailer has certainly managed to get fans of his previous work licking their lips.

Credit: Sky
Credit: Sky

"Karl Pilkington's tv show looks ridiculously fantastic," wrote one fan on Twitter, with another responding: "KARL PILKINGTON HAS A NEW SHOOWWWWWWW COULD THIS DAY GET ANY BETTER."

Meanwhile, a third person added: "Waking up to find out they're bringing out a new Karl Pilkington series has made my day."

Aside from being a comedy genius, Karl has also recently been outed as a seer of sorts - a clairvoyant of comedy to come.

Fans unearthed old Ricky Gervais podcasts in which Pilkington appeared to predict the storylines of episodes of Black Mirror years before they came out.

Black Mirror. Credit: Netflix
Black Mirror. Credit: Netflix

One particular example was the recent series' episode in which a doctor feels the pain of his patients, an idea that Karl floated years ago.

"Sometimes I don't know if I feel well...because I've been in my body for years," said Karl.
"If there was some sort of kit, that if the Doctor says, 'How are you feeling Mr Pilkington?' and I say, 'I think I feel alright,' and they say, 'Oh, do you?' 'I dunno.' 'Step into the machine.'"

"[You then] get into the machine, and if he [the doctor] could somehow transfer my feeling into his body, so I could feel how he feels, and then he can feel how I feel, and he'll go, 'Oh you're not well at all, your heartbeat is irregular for a start.'"

How prescient, Karl. Or perhaps Black Mirror writer Charlie Brooker has just listened to an awful lot of Ricky Gervais podcasts.

We're onto you, Brooker.

Featured Image Credit: Sky

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