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News: Ricky Gervais Reveals Details Of New TV Series

Ricky Gervais has spoken for the first time at length about his next TV project, which will be a comedy series for Netflix.


News: More Live Dates Added To Ricky Gervais Humanity Tour

Ricky Gervais has added three new dates to his world-wide Humanity tour.

These are performances in Leeds, UK and Berlin, Germany this December and a second date at The Masonic in San Francisco, USA for January 2018. 

2017 and 2018 mark the British comic’s return to stand-up comedy on an international stage, with Gervais taking his latest show Humanity on a 100-date worldwide tour. 

News: Ricky Gervais Plans New Sitcom

Ricky Gervais has revealed that he has been thinking about make a new sitcom.

In an interview in New York with Tim Goodman at the Kaufmann Concert Hall Gervais said that the story was about a middle-aged man who has split up with his wife and has to rebuild his life after moving in with a "loser relative". It would be called Attached.


News: Ricky Gervais Responds To Critics Over 'Dead Baby' Joke

Ricky Gervais has responded to criticism following reports that a couple were upset over a 'dead baby' joke he told at his Humanity gig at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast earlier this week.

Gervais has emphasised that the target of the joke is not dead children or bereaved parents. Beyond The Joke understands that the comic gist of the joke is what a terrible parent Gervais - who does not have children – would be.


News: Ricky Gervais In Dead Baby Joke Controversy

Ricky Gervais has run into controversy during his latest UK tour over a joke which reportedly upset members of his audience.


News: Ricky Gervais Raises £160k For Charity With 'Beat The Touts' Tickets

In an effort to take action against ticket touts, Ricky Gervais allocated a limited number of Platinum Tickets across his worldwide Humanity tour. From the sales of these Platinum Tickets, nearly £160k has been raised across the UK and Europe for good causes to date, with the RSPCA and Macmillan Cancer Support in the UK receiving in excess of £65k each.


News: Ricky Gervais Offers Platinum Tickets To Beat The Touts

Ricky Gervais is taking action against ticket touts by allocating a limited number of 'Platinum' tickets across his world tour when they go on sale on Friday. This way premium seats are guaranteed, priced at market rates, in an attempt to dissuade people from buying higher priced tickets from touts.

News: Ricky Gervais Announces Full World Tour For Humanity

Ricky Gervais has announced the first American, Canadian and European dates for Humanity, his first worldwide stand-up tour in seven years. 

2017 marks the comedian’s return to stand-up on an international stage, with shows in New York, LA and Chicago, as well as new dates announced in Europe, playing Reykjavik, Dublin, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Copenhagen this year. 


News: New Research Reveals Comedians' Comedy Favourites

Fawlty Towers has been voted the British comedy industry's favourite sitcom.  

In a new survey over 100 comedians, including David Baddiel, Jenny Eclair, Reece Shearsmith, Zoe Lyons, James Acaster and Alexei Sayle, were asked to nominate their favourite actors, sitcoms, characters, scenes and one-liners.

Video: George Michael with Ricky Gervais in Extras

Lest we forget, George Michael had an excellent sense of humour. After his arrest in an LA toilet he shot the video for Outside in which a toilet turned into a glitzy disco. But the comedy appearance that springs most immediately to mind was in Extras when he brilliantly sent himself up as a dope-smoking kebab eating cruiser on Hampstead Heath. On hearing the news of George's death Ricky Gervais simply tweeted "Unbelievable.  RIP George Michael." and Stephen Merchant tweeted "RIP George Michael.


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