From the creators of “The Office” and “Extras,” comes the new HBO comedy series, The Ricky Gervais Show. The series is an animated version of Gervais’ podcasts that earned a spot in The Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloads. It is voiced by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and colleague and friend Karl Pilkington whose offbeat musings inspire many of the storylines which include the merits of 20th century inventions; Karl’s suggestion for population control; how philosophy has evolved through the ages; Karl’s round head; and his thoughts on charity. Warner Home Video has announced that The Ricky Gervais Show – The Complete 1st Season will be released on DVD this coming January 4th. For $29.98 SRP you’ll get 13 episodes on 2 discs: “Space Monkey,” “Knob At Night,” “Charity,” “Dolphins,” “Glass Houses,” “Cobblers,” “The Diary,” “Nuts,” “The Jockey,” “The Fight,” “Beatles,” “Noises” and “Freaks” (390 minutes). Extras include a Comedy Gala Animation, and an Episode Storyboard featurette.