First look at Karl Pilkington’s new comedy series on Sky 1

Karl Pilkington is bringing his own scripted comedy to air on Sky 1.

Karl will write and star in new series Sick Of It, which will air on Sky 1 at 10PM.

In the show, Karl will play a fictionalised version of himself who has recently been dumped and now lives with his elderly Aunt.

As well as playing ‘Karl’, Karl will also play the voice in his head, his closest friend.

A first trailer has been revealed today.

The former radio producer, who previously worked on An Idiot Abroad and The Moaning Of Life for the channel, said: “For most people the inner self is there to help make decisions, but mine mainly confuses me and pushes me in the wrong direction.

“I’d say that doing this series was inner self’s idea. I’ve only just realised that I’m playing myself twice but only being paid once.

“Like I say, my inner self doesn’t really look out for me.”

Alongside Karl’s show, comic Romesh Ranganathan is also working on a comedy series.

The Reluctant Landlord will see Romesh tell the semi-autobiographical story of a man left running a pub he doesn’t want to after his father left it to him in his will.

He said: “After my father passed away and I was forced to run a pub a few years ago I remember thinking: ‘The best way to turn this into a positive would be to write a sitcom based on the situation for Sky 1.’

“I am delighted to finally see this very specific long term plan to fruition. The production team and channel have both been incredibly supportive. I say this both because it’s true and so that they can’t distance themselves from the project if it’s a failure.”

Jon Mountague, Sky’s head of comedy, said: “Working with Karl Pilkington and Romesh Ranganathan is a dream; their shows are shot through with an authenticity that brings a unique, more grown-up comedy edge to Sky 1.

“Evenings are going to be all about laughs on Sky 1 – with our biggest line-up of new comedy coming up, including hour long comedy dramas at 9pm and something a bit more mischievous at 10pm.

“Coming soon are shows starring Jack Whitehall, Philip Glenister, Lesley Sharp, Rupert Grint and Nick Frost. As a comedy obsessive I’m thrilled to be walking amongst such giants – brilliant talent telling surprising and sometimes challenging comic stories.”