I just wanted to tell you that Ricky Gervais and his cohorts have a new HBO series that starts up tonight. It's an animated series of his audiobooks (Ricky, Steve Merchant and the infamous Karl Pilkington) and it starts tonight, February 19 at 9pm Eastern. It's called, cleverly enough, The Ricky Gervais Show. Here is a link to the HBO site for it, where you can watch the first episode now.
If you've never heard his podcast or audiobooks, you might find them hilarious. Karl Pilkington will blow your mind away with his unique perspective on everything. But Ricky and Steve's interaction with him is awesome, and mitigates some of the mind-numbing ideas Karl comes up with. Mixed in, Ricky and Steve say some fairly accurate and informative things about anything and everything. It's a real treat.
I also recommend his Ricky Gervais Guides To. They are similar to the podcasts and audiobooks but focus on one topic. You can get them here: Podcasts, Audiobooks and Guides To and through iTunes.
Ricky and Steve are atheists as well, and openly talk about their lack of faith when it's appropriate. Karl? I have no idea. He believes in the bible but has no time for religion because it doesn't offer him anything, like a free toaster. :P
Ricky has a blog too, in case you're interested.