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Karl Pilkington On The Moaning Of Life


Karl Pilkington talks us through his new series The Moaning Of Life

“The new show is about me travelling round, looking at the big topics in our lives: kids, marriage, death, happiness, all that. With marriage and kids, especially, I don’t get the fuss. If it’s about having your name ‘live on’ after you, I’m not arsed. People get my name wrong, anyway; most of my post goes to ‘Karl Dilkington’. My council tax says ‘Tillington’. I don’t want to worry about my son still getting called ‘Dilkington’ in 2050, or whatever.

“I go to India to look at arranged marriages. I basically had to chat up this girl’s dad to prove I was good enough for her. We also went to Japan for the episode about money, and I did the most mental job ever. They have these people called ‘benriya’ who will do anything for money; queue up for Rod Stewart tickets for you, rescue your cat, pretend to be your boyfriend, whatever. I had to be a life-drawing model. I had new respect for mime artists after that. That’s something I never thought I’d say.

“I also met this bloke Tommy The Clown. He’s from a ghetto area, and he found happiness by making others happy. So, he dresses as a clown and goes around getting people dancing. I invented a dance called ‘The Crumpet’.

“The thing I learned is some people are never happy. I just read an interview with Buzz Aldrin. He was p*ssed off about being the second man on the moon. It’s like: ‘What’s wrong with you? You’ve been to the f*cking moon!’”

Karl Pilkington: The Moaning Of Life begins on 20 October, 9pm on Sky 1 HD

(Images: Sky)



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