Life’s Too Short – Ricky Gervais: ‘It’s not our best, but it’s our funniest’

Thursday, 3 November, 2011

Have a read, “Ricky: ‘It’s not our best, but it’s our funniest’“. Life’s Too Short will air on UK BBC2, Thursday, Nov 10, 2011.

Life’s Too Short’s Celebrity Guests – Life’s Too Short – BBC Two

Campy Johnny Depp – Life’s Too Short

Life’s Too Short – with extra Bacon

Ricky And Warwick The Frog – Life’s Too Short – BBC Two

Warwick Davis talks working with Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant (explains Life’s Too Short a little)


Ricky, Steve and Karl

Wednesday, 7 September, 2011

Ricky, Steve and Karl answer BAFTA’s questions

Via Ricky “Week one hundred and eighty-four – September 2011

I’ve had one of my big ideas. (photo)

What do you think of this?

A live 3 hour podcast during The Golden Globes. Me and a few chums (like Louis CK, Chris Rock, Karl Pilkington, John Stewart, Larry David popping in and out) doing our own alternative commentary.

People at home can have the telly on with the sound down listening to us online say things that no broadcaster could get away with.

No one could do a fucking thing.

The biggest live webcast ever? Who knows? Who cares? What’s fun is the shit we might come out with. No money. No sponsor. No guide lines. Fuck me I can’t wait.

Maybe I’ll do a non-broadcast practice with The Emmys to see if it works. I’ll let you know.”


Life’s Too Short

Tuesday, 19 July, 2011

I am a big fan of Ricky Gervais, so I highly recommend you check out his and Stephen Merchant‘s new comedy series Life’s Too Short, starring Warwick Davis, when it is finished and aired later this year. For now, check out the following clips.

Warwick Davis talks Ricky Gervais, Life’s Too Short and Cat Deeley, with Brad Blanks

Life’s Too Short – Ricky introduces Warwick


Happy 10th anniversary The Office (Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant)

Friday, 8 July, 2011

Accounting for time difference and a little bit of cheating, I want to wish The Office a happy 10th anniversary! Thanks Ricky and Stephen for being true to your own sense of what is funny and what is not! For breaking path and redefining what is funny! It will definitely be one of the “classics” that I remember.

Check out this very insightful UK Sun article, “Early audiences hated the fact there were no jokes in The Office but we wouldn’t allow the BBC to change it, Says Ricky Gervais“.

Watch my video interview of Ricky in this 2010 Banff World TV Festival report with his funny award acceptance speech.

Here is an excerpt from “Early audiences“,

“Ricky, 50, is still fond of his iconic comedy creation but admits growing Brent’s trademark goatee for these pictures made him instantly recognisable.
He said: “It feels good to be Brent again – although I left the facial hair to the last minute.
“I get spotted more when I’ve got it – it’s like people need that visual aid to work out where they know me from.

[…] “None of my characters have been as much fun to play as David Brent. People say he was a b****** and the ‘boss from hell’, but he wasn’t. He was just a twit.
“He was a man whose biggest mistake was confusing popularity with respect.”
When The Office first aired on BBC2 on July 9 2001, it was panned by several critics. Read the rest of this entry »


Ricky Gervais’ ‘An Idiot Abroad’ Is a Constantly Hilarious Practical Joke

Tuesday, 1 February, 2011

Check out this Hollywood Reporter article, “TV REVIEW: Ricky Gervais’ ‘An Idiot Abroad’ Is a Constantly Hilarious Practical Joke” and the following promo and press interview video.


An Idiot Abroad

Monday, 1 November, 2010

The team of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant has created some really funny comedy shows over the years. I hope their new creation An Idiot Abroad featuring Karl Pilkington will be as funny as their other shows.

Karl Pilkington in An Idiot Abroad: First Look Sneak Peek Trailer

China Best Bits: Karl Pilkington An Idiot Abroad


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