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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some exciting news for all my fellow Ricky Gervais enthusiasts. I got this email today regarding the comedian:

Thought I would let you know Ricky Gervais is going to be creating twelve 30 minute podcasts to be released on Guardian Unlimited.

For more information check this site:



Starting December 5th Ricky Gervais is going to be hosting his own podcast with his EXTRAS/OFFICE partner in crime Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, who Gervais calls the funniest man alive. Each podcast will be 30 minutes long. Guardian Limited will be hosting them all, so be sure to bookmark the above-linked site and wait for the funny to be delivered to your computer. I can't wait! Oh, and for you EXTRAS fans, I heard Daniel Radcliffe is going to make an appearance next season! That should be a brilliant episode, especially of Radcliffe is willing to poke a little fun at his image or at least turn it on its head.

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  • Dec. 1, 2005, 2:57 a.m. CST


    by Chief Redcock

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Ricky Gervais is overrated

    by Orionsangels

    I tried getting into the office UK, but found it boring. Then I watched that HBO Ricky Gervais show. I honestly gave it a fair chance, but not even a chuckle.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 3:12 a.m. CST


    by BCfreeB

    The definition of Movie News seems to have broadened recently. No anger, just pensiveness. Hmmmmm.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 3:17 a.m. CST

    People who think Ricky Gervais is overrated are overrepresented.

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    That's not to say they don't have a point but I dig Gervais, especially in the wonderfully cringeworthy The Office. To a lesser extent I also dig his live performances. I haven't seen Extras yet as I'm stuck in Oz and we don't get things for a year as our myopic stations tend to fumble cool shit like that. But there do seem to be a hell of a lot of people who come out of the woodwork to bag him out, maybe they don't get him or are offended by the cringe-factor he engenders in audiences or maybe they just don't dig famous people. Then again (and this is by no means intended as any kind of a sleight against you Orionsangels) maybe it's just the hate-filled people on this site, there seem to be SO Many haters of everything on this site, "err that sucks" "he blows" "this is going to suck" et cetera. Having said that it is my firm opinion that Superman Returns will both suck and blow, but maybe it'll equal out.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Gervais' radio show

    by deanamatronix

    is very very funny. They've archived all the previous shows at Check it out.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Even if you don't like Gervais listen to this, despite the n

    by ChorleyFM

    Their radio show is all about his producer Karl Pilkington. At least listen to the first ep, honestly, it will be worth it.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 3:59 a.m. CST


    by Lenny Nero


  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Karl Pilkington is the biggest idiot alive

    by Steve Rogers

    Seriously, he really is. Of course, a lot of the time that makes him absolutely hilarious (though he does occasionally just say things that are stupidly offensive). Go to and listen to some of the old Ricky Gervais shows there, particularly anything involving 'Monkey News' (Karl finds news stories relating to monkeys). A great one is where he tells the story of how a monkey won a Formula 1 Grand Prix event. The terrible thing is: HE BELIEVES IT. He truly is a moron.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Hey Now.......

    by TheBoyFromUlster

    Office was alright, it was never really laugh out loud funny but good especially if you like that gringe worthy humour. Gervais says that his inspiration behind was the Larry Sanders Show, in my opinion the best ever Yank sit-com, but you could'nt compare the both of them. Extras was just indulgent bullshit but the man himself seems alright so thats not hold that against him...

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4:32 a.m. CST

    How can he be over rated when noone knows who the fuck he is?

    by Funk4America

    except the intelligent people who know the funny and have HBO

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Gervais is the worlds most unfunny person

    by Tommy West

    he is overated, not even that hes not funny people just believe he because of the hype all he is , is some fat brit who thinks hes the greatest guy in exsistance

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Gotta repeat what others have said...

    by McBane

    Karl Pilkington is hilarious. Http:// They guy just says the stupidest things and believes em. I think this guy could be dumber than dubya

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 6:55 a.m. CST

    EXTRAS sucked....

    by Karl Childers

    The only funny episode was the one with Samuel Jackson and there were 3 laughs. Return to the Office, Ricky.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 7:07 a.m. CST

    I can imagine people who grow up on Jay Leno not to like Ricky G

    by Windowlicker74

    In the Office, there's no sign or anything that lets you know when to laugh. They also didn't use a test audience to try and fit it into the mainstream. This might be a problem for American audiences.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Hey, Windowlicker

    by Rebeck

    Don't paint all Americans with the same brush. I love Gervais' comedy and can't stand Leno. How would you like it if I judged your country only by "The Benny Hill Show"? British snobbery is alive and well in the 21st century.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Oh Yeah...

    by Rebeck

    And "Extras" was brilliant. I change my mind - you American fucks have no taste.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Extras was great

    by scratcher

    And Gervais is amazingly funny. Two of my favorite scenes were his rambling one-sided conversation with the minister at the bible meeting, and the one at his "mother's" gravesite. If this isn't your kind of humor, I just don't know what to recommend. Therapy maybe?

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 8:19 a.m. CST

    people who are unable to laugh at the office

    by Colonel_Blimp

    are the same kind of people who would choose the wrong side during ww2. the office is probably the most flawless comedy show I've ever seen (the simpsons has more great moments, but also more bad moments, due to the sheer number of episodes) Every beat is perfect. what i've seen of the extras is hilarious too, only not as magical as the office (but what could be?). his live shows are also incredibly funny, even though they are crappy from a stand up comedy pov. The funny bits are his digressions and the fact that he laughs more of his own jokes than the audience does. if you don't find the picture of the dolphin being fucked in the blow-hole (from animals) funny you are probably clinically dead.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 8:33 a.m. CST

    No, I think Gervais is funny

    by scratcher

    because he's funny. It isn't just the fact that he wrote the Office and came up with the idea, but that he was the core of the show. Why was that? Because he's FUNNY, that's why. Geez. "You guys think he's funny because he created a really funny show, and was really funny in it." Is that too complicated for you? Do you just judge if someone's funny by if they can do a standup act? Does that mean that Matt Groening isn't funny?

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 8:45 a.m. CST

    what's wrong with being vulgar and offensive?

    by Colonel_Blimp

    that's funny!

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Gervis is the heir to Andy Kaufman

    by cookylamoo

    Who paved the way for the notion that a person's painful embarrasssment is funny.

  • Agreed

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Patrick Stewart!

    by INWOsuxRED

    The Patrick Stewart part of Extras was the funniest thing on the show. Extras had its moments, but it isn't the funniest half of that HBO comedy block, and there are quite a few shows on that are funnier. How bout that whale episode of South Park?

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Why I love this site

    by mortsleam

    It gives me great new additions to my list of people I no longer have to waste time talking to. Newest addition: people who didn't like the Office. Now I can start skipping over the posts of a good dozen or so more idiots. Gracias AICN.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Short changed by the fat bloke

    by dogsbottom

    I downloaded the torrent of "meet Ricky Gervais" his chat show that ran a few years ago on C4 in the UK, and was shocked, he told pretty much the same jokes he told on his last 2 stand up shows, felt a bit jipped by this to be honest (although the interviews were kinda funny, and the vox-pop's with the great british public were 1st class), I used to rate him as a comedy hero, up there with the best, but no new material in 5 years, thats poor/lazy/shite. The office was great, extras was funny, I will see what he gets up to with Mr. Guest and co before I give up on him.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 11:43 a.m. CST

    I like him (cowers in the corner)

    by brendahamLincoln

    The Office was funny. Extras was funny. I think Ricky is funny. God help me! I wanna see Ricky on Arrested Development. Who's with me? I heard he was originally supposed to play Tony Wonder, but Ben Stiller swooped in and killed him. I'm just telling you what I heard.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Extras is freakin hilarious!

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    The Office goes without saying, but I love Extras just as much, for the subtle humor. When Vinnie Jones says to Gervais "Do you know what hard is?" and Gervais says "Beating him up, -Gleh-, kicking him in the bollocks" and makes that karatechop to the neck motion when he says "Gleh". Freakin riot.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Patrick Stewart had me rolling on the floor.

    by cookylamoo

    Funniest Comic bit I've seen this year.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 1 p.m. CST

    "There's been a rape up there!"

    by Ace Hunter

    Gervais's "The Office" is an instant classic. David Brent is one of the best TV characters to come along since Basil Fawlty. I have a dream of Ricky Gervais showing up on an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm". Gold. "Extras" was entertaining but a bit hit-or-miss. Some of the best stuff is Andy's interactions with his agent. Hopefully, there'll be more of that next season. And to all the Gervais haters (which can't be many), go pop in your "Dude, Where's My Car" dvd and laugh your head off. Wankers.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by Incrediburgible

    This American hereby declares the original Office to be... genius. One of the best TV comedies ever made, period. "I will not have her tunnel bandied about the office,,, willy,,, nilly."

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 3:10 p.m. CST


    by scratcher

    I don't think that Larry David, Gary Shandling or Gervais really compare with Kaufman, just because his obnoxiousness bordered on (or became) unbearable. I think they're all safe in comparison. But if they are heirs, you'd have to give Larry David the edge for originating the George Costanza character in '90. Or maybe not, since it's easy to make a supporting character painful, but much riskier to make it the lead as Shandling did. Wait a minute -- what about "Buffalo Bill" with Dabney Coleman? One of the directors was Dennis Klein, who created Larry Sanders with Shandling. Maybe he's the uncredited genius of the genre. I'm just thankful that there are enough other people who appreciate that brand of humor to make the shows sustainable. I never would have believed it.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 3:16 p.m. CST

    As an American...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...I would like to apologize to every human alive with a sense of humor for so many of my fellow countrymen's inability to appreciate the sheer comedy genius of The Office and Extras.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4 p.m. CST

    The Office is a masterpiece, Extras is not far behind

    by Dannychico

    Honestly, most of you are fucking tiddlywinks.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Gervais is the essence of overrated

    by Indiana Clones

    Alongside Little Britain. Not that they aren't funny, but due to the dearth of contemporary british comedy, they are marketed with a fury that is far from deserved.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Sirius Radio should pick up this show

    by Dannychico

    I'll pay 100 bucks a month to listen to Gervais and Merchant nonstop.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4:17 p.m. CST


    by Tsunami3G

    I absolutely hate television. Having said that, the BBC The Office is hands down the funniest damn thing I have evert seen. It's infinitely rewatchable. The NBC version isn't bad either. I've only seen the first episode of EXTRAS (waiting for DVD) and I thought it was funny but I'll withhold my opinion on the series until I see them all. COLONEL_BLIMP: I wholeheartedly agree with you, people who don't like The Office are friggin' Nazis. Deal with it people.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4:19 p.m. CST

    "Gervais is the essence of overrated"

    by DocPazuzu

    Indiana Clones, are you EVER right about ANYTHING?

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Little Britain is seriously overrated

    by ChorleyFM

    The Merchant/Gervais shows are not, they are rated as highly as they should be. George Costanza is the best comic character ever created (yes IMO he surpasses Brent, Fawlty and Homer). To the guy who complained about himn using the same material, he is not a proper stand up, the reason he has used that material for 5 years is exactly that reason, his day job is writing scripts not jokes (and almost every comedian working today uses gags in their routines that they have been using for years, most come up with a set a year at best).

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Little Britain

    by Indiana Clones

    It is *horrendously* overrated. But Gervais doesn't get off lightly either. He has penned some cracking gags in The Office, but watching him make a fool out of himself for the 100th time as the rest of the cast stares in po-faced horror is a pretty thin routine. Speaking of which, DocP will start calling people 'sir' any moment now.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4:37 p.m. CST

    If you do not think

    by cynibun

    The man is funny, try his two stand up shows, Ricky Gervais Live -- Animals and Politics. They are hysterical. If you happen to have a DVD Region 2 player that is. His music video "If You Don't Know Me By Now" alone on The Office Special was beyond funny, somewhere in the uberfunny zone. The man is brilliant, and like Izzard and Steve Coogan can do just about anything, and yes, their shows makes US TV comedy seem retarded and without any ability to make a child giggle never mind an adult. And please, if you have not seen all of Steve Coogan's work, his entire Alan Partridge series, the Day Today Series,and his characterization comedy specials, where he becomes about six different people, or his production company Baby Cow many different series that he has appeared in, or all of Izzard's DVD's going way back, the UK ones that are not released here yet, just do not respond to me. You haven't a clue to begin with. If you don't think these Brtis are funny, then you probably think a clown scratching his ass is hysterical too.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4:40 p.m. CST

    The only problem with Extras

    by mortsleam

    Wasthat there was no sense of momentum or arc in the six episodes. While in the Office, Tim gradually grows more and more disgusted until he quits, Andy just goes along for six episodes until he lucks into a job that he then almost loses. It does get me wondering what he'll do for the second series. Possibly a behind the scenes making of an "Office" type show, a la Seinfeld's fourth season?

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 4:58 p.m. CST

    People who don't like The Office

    by zabbadoo

    Get this through your tiny little brains. The fact that you don't find it funny is not a defect in the show. It's something wrong with you. This is what all of those people are trying to tell you when they say something that you don't understand, they turn to someone else and then wave their hand rapidly back over the top of their head. It's not sign language for "where's my hat?". You are the people who the joke goes over the heads of. And yet, here you are, proudly celebrating your intellectual disability. Staggering. Also, David Brent? The embarrassingly unfunny manager that thinks he has a fantastic sense of humour? THAT'S FUCKING YOU!!! Can I get a witness?

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Oh, and one more thing...

    by zabbadoo

    The fact that you DON'T find The Office funny just makes The Office that much funnier to me. Like the cherry on the sundae. Thanks for that.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Amen, zabbadoo...

    by DocPazuzu


  • Dec. 1, 2005, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Out of curiosity....those who hate Gervais...

    by Ace Hunter

    ...who in the world DO you find funny?

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I'm willing to bet that most who don't like Gervais have

    by Dannychico

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Give me a break. Extras was solid, especially compared to most

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    True some parts were not that funny at all but there was always a gem in each episode. If you didn't think Kate Winslet, Patrick Stewart, Sam Jackson, and Ben Stiller were funny guest stars then there's something wrong with you. Watch those episodes then compare it with any episode of Two and a Half Men, Joey, Eve, Freddie, or the George Lopez show.

  • However as an American I can say the original Office is perfect. Every single frame of it. I've worked in places like that in the UK snd the U.S. The Office is not ovverated, it really is as good as everyone (who isn't dumb or trying to be cool; actually that last part is redundant) says so.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 6:43 p.m. CST

    The fact is, some people are just never going to get subtle humo

    by performingmonkey

    The Office and Extras are about finding humour in realistic situations and observations, but not shouting it in your face like a sitcom with a laughter track. 'Uncomfortable' humour is a phrase that's sometimes used. If you're British you know that The Office is BANG on the money for observation. It's incredible how Gervais and Stephen Merchant managed it. Extras isn't as good, but it's still great. The cameos from the 'celebrity' actors maybe fucks it up a little, in my opinion. Since when would an extra like Gervais's character meet Kate Winslet, Samuel L, Ben Stiller and Patrick Stewart in what seems like a few weeks? It fucks up the realness of it all maybe. My favourite episode is the one with Les Dennis in it because he's actually used as more than a cameo, and because he isn't a Hollywood star he feels the right size for the show, if you know what I mean.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 7:03 p.m. CST

    "zabbadoo" = Ricky Gervais' user ID

    by scratcher

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 7:41 p.m. CST

    If you want a funny British comedy...

    by fitzcarraldo2

    Try Peep Show. The first two series are amazing. The current series slightly less so but still good. Johnson rules!

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Bravo zabbadoo, you said it all, this thread can be closed now.

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    "The fact that you don't find it funny is not a defect in the show. It's something wrong with you. This is what all of those people are trying to tell you when they say something that you don't understand, they turn to someone else and then wave their hand rapidly back over the top of their head. It's not sign language for "where's my hat?". You are the people who the joke goes over the heads of." Perfect, that had me actually laughing out loud, I wasn't rolling on the floor or anything but I certainly did bring up a good honest chuckle. Congrats. Some people don't like "uncomfortable humour", like my mum for instance, but I think squirming and laughing at Ricky Gervais' David Brent is so cathartic and it is this tension and release that is the essence of good comedy, (or horror for that matter as black comedy and horror are separated by only a few degrees). Also Jason Alexander's George Costanza, Garry Shandling's Larry Sanders and Larry David's self impersonation are wonderfully hilarious as is Arrested Development. It always makes me sad to see the LCDs (Lowest Common Denominators) win when one of these brilliant shows is cancelled. So to all the people who don't find these humourists funny why don't you go watch Romper Room or something more your speed? "where's my hat?" heh heh heh that's too good.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 10:01 p.m. CST


    by buster00

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 10:05 p.m. CST

    >: OMG!!1111!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALT?!??!!

    by zombieslayer

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Weird, innit?

    by MyNameDoesn'tFit

    Karl is the best.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 1:39 a.m. CST

    EXTRAS was indeed hilarious...

    by Lenny Nero

    ...but definitely in that British way.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 2:16 a.m. CST

    While we're on the subject of British comedies...

    by brendahamLincoln

    Can I get a "what-what" from my Spaced homes?

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 3:26 a.m. CST

    In EXTRAS, when he agreed to have dinner with that stalker

    by pokadoo

    and he eventually told him (something like) "This is pathetic,not gonna work out, so i'm gonna leave etc" and the guy, instead of accepting that, pulls out two tickets for some show. Andy just stares at him in bewilderment for a moment, then dunks his head in his soup! He repeats that twice, wipes his face and just walks out. I nearly pooped myself!!! Also, Patrick Stewarts' movie pitch is one of the funniest things i've ever seen. "...and all her clothes fell off, but by then i'd seen everything!!" Classic! Also,also anyone gonna see THE MIGHTY BOOSH in march? Cant wait. I'm gonna crack open another Baileys!

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 4:26 a.m. CST

    by TheBoyFromUlster

    Where the fuck is the Narnia review on this site! Its in all the Brit papers this morning, but you can never trust the hacks that are writing the reviews, but the general consensus is that its "alright", whatever the fuck that means. And thanks for the Harry Potter review Harry, it used to be films like Potter that got this site up and going, now we have reviews of Rent!!!

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 5:25 a.m. CST

    "Can I get a "what-what" from my Spaced homes?"

    by Indiana Clones

    YOu most certainly can. HAVE A BA-NA-NA

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 5:31 a.m. CST


    by Indiana Clones

    All this aggressive Gervais worship is unsettling. That's 4 "If you don't like Gervais you're stupid"s and 2 "Why don't you go and watch"s. Gervais as Brent is good, but Steve Coogan did ten years earlier and much better.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 8:16 a.m. CST

    For christs sake

    by RobotLordofTokyo

    I don't like Gervais much. I don't hate him, though the worship he attracts makes me want to. Bits of his stand up were funny, Extras was pretty good (just for the celebs willingly making fools of themselves..and yes, the Patrick Stewart bit was hilarious) but the Office was over-rated. I resent the implication that having a different sense of humour to you means it's all going over my head. It was all well observed stuff, granted, but it had the all the subtelty of a brick to the teeth. For subtelty, go back and watch Christopher Guests stuff again (and just because Guest likes Gervais doesn't mean I have to).The 'oh jesus this is soooo embarrassing' thing got old very, very quickly. I don't laugh that much when I cringe. I just cringe. This makes me a Nazi? No. The gas chamber at the end of my garden makes me a Nazi. But liking JOKES and things that make me LAUGH rather than watching Brent humiliate himself for the zillionth time just means I have a different sense of humour. Who do i like instead? Like a lot of guys on here, I'd take Coogan, Guest, Arrested Development or Spaced over anything Gervias has been involved with any day of the week. That's my opinion, get over it you self-rightous fucks.

  • Simon Pegg really fucking hates the PT. And what Gervias did with Brent is very very different than Alan Partridge.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    No, The Office deserves every bit of praise it receives. You undermined your own contention that it's all a case of people having a different sense of humor by passing qualititative judgment on the show yourself. I would argue that The Office never had a chance to grow old. They made twelve virtually perfect episodes of comedy gold and capped it off with two fantastic special episodes which brought resolution to the characters' various plights and even managed to contain a bit of pathos without falling into the trap of sentimentality. As far as I'm concerned The Office is, pound-for-pound, the greatest comedy show ever made, and I will argue that point regardless of different senses of humor.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 8:58 a.m. CST


    by Indiana Clones

    The fact that i love Star Wars doesn't mean i'm not allowed to find Pegg's anti-prequel rants extremely funny. Brent is not so different in character from Partridge, and even less so in formula. The only real difference is that Brent knows that he's a flawed character, which is admirable, but the sympathy card should never have been played.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Gervais worship

    by scratcher

    If you look at this talkback, it didn't start out with people rushing to post "Gervais worship" comments. It started out with people complaining about Gervais worshippers. We're just attacking the haters. (I do like the idea of religions based on comedians though, but then I'd more likely be bowing down to Mr. David and shaving off my remaining hair.)

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 9:32 a.m. CST

    In the U.S. Gervais isn't overrated....

    by Ace Hunter

    ....because most Americans have no idea who Ricky Gervais is. If you mention "The Office" to the average American they assume you mean the Steve Correll sit-com on NBC. The "overrated" argument doesn't work for us yanks. By the way, I have no idea who Steve Coogan is. Enlighten me.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Steve Coogan

    by Brand X

    Ace, ...Steve Coogan may be a funny guy on screen but off of it he is a fucking cunt!

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Please dont tell the yanks about Coogan

    by dogsbottom

    We have been trying to hide him from them for the last 10 years. Idea for a show.....monkey tennis..oops, I've popped out, the lining perished years ago

  • I've seen several interviews of Gervais and he's the smuggest git I've ever seen.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Why does someone have to be a nice guy in real life to get your

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    Bob Saget may be a nice guy but he's not very funny. Real comedians poke sticks at sores and hornet nests. Real comedians don't give a fuck what you think as they simply stand up and tell the truth. If Coogan's a cunt in real life and Gervais is a smug git in interviews it doesn't diminish their comedic ability it just means you don't invite them to dinner. Comedians make bad dinner guests anyway, I know, as every moment of observation is fodder for material. Noone would want to hang around Robin Williams, Steve Martin, John Cleese or any other acidic comedian when they're not performing as they tend towards introspection and loathing. Love them for who they are up on screen but don't hate them for the problems they have adjusting to this mundane life which is filled with such morons.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 6:36 p.m. CST


    by Indiana Clones

    Only a comedian could have written that.

  • Dec. 3, 2005, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Top Gear got an Emmy and not a WORD!

    by scrumdiddly

  • Dec. 3, 2005, 3:33 p.m. CST

    THAT'S a damn good question!

    by Sepulchrave

    Gervais haters; dare you give us a list of what really gets you rolling about on the carpet in tears.

  • Dec. 5, 2005, 10:55 p.m. CST

    You know what makes me feel hopeful for the future of America?

    by balajazz

    The fact that some Americans go out of their way to get a hold of great comedy from elsewhere, be it through DVDs, downloads or whatever. Muchos fucking respect, and keep searching for those locally-obscure comic gems. Chris Morris is a name to check out.