Of Karl Pilkington, his professional persecutor Ricky Gervais said: 'He is unintentionally the funniest man I've ever met.' Whether it's unintentional or not is open to debate, but there's no denying - out of Gervias, Merchant and Pilkington - the latter is indeed the funniest. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have thrown down the gauntlet to send Karl around the globe to force him out of his comfort zone. Stephen wants the experience to broaden Karl's mind and change his outlook on the world. Ricky wants Karl to hate every minute of it for his own amusement. Prepare for one of 'the most unique and hilarious programmes ever aired' as Karl Pilkington goes on the journey of a lifetime. The reluctant traveller's first destination is China, where he visits the Great Wall, samples the local food, tries his hand at kung fu and experiences a traditional massage.