TV Comedy Series featuring Ricky Gervais


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This section is for TV comedy series by Ricky Gervais. By default the TV series are presented starting with those ranking highest on the laugh-o-meter, but you can also sort them by year, title or IMDB rating.

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Ricky Gervais is said to have been born on Sunday 25 June 1961, which would make him 62 years and 8 months old (if this date is accurate and he is alive today).

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Ricky Gervais was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 49 years old.
An Idiot Abroad DVDAn Idiot Abroad
      2010 | U.K. | Laughs: 6.5 | imdb: 8.3
      wikipedia | who was involved?

An Englishman is sent abroad to see the ten wonders of the world.

This is not a "laugh-out-loud" show, but it packs a lot of humor, and I very much enjoyed the first season. In a way, the show could have been called Two Idiots in London, because Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (who act in the show as the London producers) consistently act like jerks, while the supposed "idiot" shows a lot more respect and capacity to adapt than the title might let you suppose. In fact, he is a pretty bright guy abroad, one who approaches every event and landmark with a healthy dose of critical thinking, instead of buying the sales pitch.

It seems to me that the title (and the show) are an excuse, probably the brain-child of Gervais, to look at the world with candid eyes and say things about it that are often true but usually politically incorrect. After all, that is one of the devices of his stand-up comedy acts.

I am somewhat struggling with the second season, which seems to have lost direction, and have not yet finished it.
(Last viewed: May 2011)

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Ricky Gervais was credited as writer, director and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 44 years old.
The Extras DVDExtras
      2005 | U.K. | Laughs: 6.0 | imdb: 8.3
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In the first season, this series follows a man who works in films as an extra. In the second season, it follows him when he has become a minor celebrity as the star of a comedy sitcom. I don't recall that any of the episodes made me laugh out loud, but the series is quirky, full of humor and well worth a watch. (Last viewed: October 2012)

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