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Ear Candy: Drifting Off with Joe Pera

Languid in speech and manner, with a keen eye for the small wonders of life, he resembles an old preacher more than a young comedian.

In his Adult Swim comedy Joe Pera Talks with You, he starred as a semi-fictionalised version of himself, living in smalltown Michigan and talking us through his favourite, ostensibly mundane, subjects.

It was, for many, a beacon of calm in a world spinning far too fast, and they were devastated by the news of its cancellation in 2022.

UK air date announced for Rick and Morty series 4

Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) in Rick and Morty (Credit: Adult Swim/Fox/Channel 4)

Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the sci-fi cartoon follows scientist and intergalactic felon, Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland), who drags his grandson, Morty Smith (Roiland), on a series of insane adventures across the galaxy.

Fans of the show predict the new series will see Sanchez and Smith at odds with Smith’s tyrannical counterpart, Evil Morty (Roiland), alongside a deadly reunion between Sanchez and his lifetime friend turned enemy, Phoenixperson (Harmon).

Rick and Morty heads to Channel 4

Rick and Morty (Credit: Adult Swim/Fox/Channel 4)

Kicking off in February, the deal has landed the public broadcaster an array of shows, including an exclusive premiere of the fourth season of the award-winning sci-fi cartoon Rick and Morty on Channel 4.

The premiere will mark the show’s first ever broadcast on free-to-air television in the UK.

Rick and Morty is one of the most anarchic, ingenious and original shows around and the breakthrough animated hit of recent years,” commented Ian Katz, Channel 4 Director of Programmes.