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If “self-deprecating comedy” were a brand, the face of Ricky Gervais would be pasted all over it. Despite his fairly dismal ventures into filmmaking, Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s The Office and Extras are easily two of the funniest sitcoms to ever exist, and I’m fine with my favoritism showing. But when it comes to Life’s Too Short, the comedy just doesn’t measure up, because we’ve seen this already.
Last spring, the pilot episode for Ricky Gervais’ somewhat controversial new comedy series, Derek, aired in the UK on Channel 4. Subsequently, the series was picked up to air in 2013 and now, Gervais himself has kindly tweeted out the first trailer for the series.
Maybe seeing comedian pal Louis CK hosting Saturday Night Live has finally inspired Ricky Gervais to give the gig a shot. Or perhaps we're just lucky that another great comedian could be hosting SNL this season. Nothing has been announced by NBC yet, but from what Gervais says, we may just see the actor/comedian hosting an episode of the long-running sketch comedy series sometime next year.
Ricky Gervais’ Derek is heading to Netflix. The show’s pilot was produced for British public access television, where it aired on April 12, 2012. A full series has been commissioned by Channel 4, and in the U.S., Derek, will be a Netflix exclusive.
In his usual open style, Ricky Gervais turned to his website to provide fans with updates on Derek’s development as well as share news about a new internet project called Learn English with Ricky Gervais. He recently finished the pilot of the series that features him and Pilkington trying to teach English to those who aren’t familiar with the language. That’s right, Karl Pilkington spreading his knowledge to the world, can you imagine what he’d be like as a teacher? You don’t have to, take a look.
Ricky Gervais' one-off special called Derek was well received by audiences so it should come as no surprise that the British comedian had some exiting news to share earlier today via twitter. The 'pilot' was always intended to open the door to more shows and not only has the comedian started writing an additional 6 episodes of Derek but he also shared this great clip of Karl breaking character. And I don't think Karl laughs. Ever. Seriously.
Why did Karl Pilkington sit in his backyard drooling? And what has he been giving to charity? These are the questions that get answered in these clips from the upcoming third season of the series. We also have the art-inspired official poster for the HBO series.
All of comedian Ricky Gervais' television projects eventually make their way across the Atlantic. The Office came overseas before American television made the full on adaptation. Then his popular podcasts with the "little round headed buffoon that is Karl Pilkington" got picked up and animated before Karl became the Idiot Abroad. Gervais' new project, again with Pilkington, is called Derek and is scheduled to air in the U.K. soon but there's no word on when the one-off dramedy will come to North America. That doesn't mean you can't watch the new clips.
Ricky Gervais has made two big announcements regarding his TV future. HBO's Life's Too Short will be getting a second season, and Gervais is also creating a spin-off of An Idiot Abroad called The Short Way Round.
Fans of Ricky Gervais will get a double-dose of the comedian this Sunday night. Not only is his comedy series Life’s Too Short set to make its U.S. premiere on HBO, and before that, he’s lending his voice to Fox’s animated comedy Family Guy. Check out the preview ahead, which shows Gervais in his role as an annoying dolphin.
For those of us who have been looking forward to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant new series Life’s Too Short, the wait is nearly over. The comedy premiered last year in the U.K. and will make its debut on this side of the pond on HBO this Sunday night.
While Karl Pilkington may not be celebrating the Bucket List’s worth of daring and uncomfortable tasks he’s set to compete during the second season of An Idiot Abroad, Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, and Stephen Merchant can celebrate the hefty ratings boost the series’ second season premiere earned on the Science channel this weekend.
Ricky Gervais has a number of TV projects set to hit the small screen in America this year, including the U.S. premiere of his new show Life’s Too Short on HBO next month, and further down the line, the return of The Ricky Gervais Show. Meanwhile this Saturday (January 21), An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List airs on the Science channel.
While Ricky Gervais says he “had a blast” hosting the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards this past Sunday night, the comedian is done for good with the job... or so it seems, based on recent comments. Gervais took to his blog this week to weigh in with his thoughts on the Golden Globes and share a picture of himself during what may be a backstage moment at the event.
I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that last night’s Golden Globes didn’t feature quite enough Ricky Gervais. The host took the stage numerous and fired a few comedic shots into the crowd, some of which hit and others not so much, but over all, it sounds like NBC was pleased with his efforts.