“It’s going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking – or as Charlie Sheen calls it: breakfast.”
OK that was a quote from Ricky about the Golden Globes rather than his new stand-up show.
Gervais is considered one of the most influential British comedians since Charlie Chaplin -when he received the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award at the 2016 BAFTAs he said:
“What I’m taking from this is you, and everyone in show business, is saying to me that I’m better than Charlie Chaplin. I humbly accept this award.”
The creator of the hugely successful The Office returns to the stage at the York Barbican with his first stand-up tour in seven years: Humanity.
“Thousands of people paying hard earned cash to come and see you live is such a privilege.
“You’d better have something different, interesting and funny to say. Humanity is my angriest, most honest and I think my best tour yet. It’s probably my most personal too.
“I feel I may as well tell you everything before I die. Hope you enjoy it. Or not. There are no refunds. Just like life, I guess.”
Life in 2016 has been busy for Ricky Gervais, with the cinematic and DVD release of David Brent: Life On The Road, the release of David Brent & Foregone Conclusion – Life On The Road the album, the launch of Special Correspondents on Netflix as well as the publication of the David Brent Songbook and the hosting of the Golden Globes for a 4th time. 2017 begins with the comedian’s return to stand-up. If you can appreciate the quotes above it’s not one to be missed!
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