Karl Pilkington, the comedy actor and writer, has lent his voice to the campaign to raise funds to build a new road to Mousehole Football Club. Karl is a childhood friend of Mousehole’s media manager Jeff Richardson. They first met while their families were holidaying in adjacent caravans in North Wales and have been friends ever since.
Karl gained prominence through his work with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, particularly on their radio shows and podcasts, where his unique worldview and deadpan humor became a significant draw for listeners.
He is perhaps best known for the travel documentary series “An Idiot Abroad,” produced by Gervais and Merchant, which aired from 2010 to 2012. In this show, he traveled to various destinations around the world, often finding himself in uncomfortable or unusual situations. His reactions, often characterized by his down-to-earth, unpretentious approach and his often philosophical musings, garnered a large following.
When the club launched their crowdfunder, Jeff asked Karl if he’d be up for doing the club a favour – and he said yes. His slightly non-Cornish tones can now be heard narrating the video on the club’s crowdfunding website.
The video highlights that residents in the neighbouring village of Paul are fed up with match-day traffic traveling through their quiet streets to reach the ground. The campaign hopes to raise £100,000 to build a new road and bypass the village.
Earlier this year Karl surprised Mousehole’s goalscoring legend Mark Goldsworthy with a personalised sketch and message.