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Postby Peripatetic on Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:18 pm

Didn't know which Gervais related thread to post this in.

Maybe it's already been posted I ain't know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G9uGPQsVNk
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Postby newberry on Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:03 pm

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Postby caix on Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:38 pm

No way, hah! That guy was once not double chinned?!
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Postby 2207 on Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:11 am

I remember a piece that Gervais did for The 11 o'clock show, which were always funny, where he went on about Koala bears and Quincy MD. His final line was that a Koala said something about Quincy not being a detective but; "A nosey fucking cunt."

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Postby benjaminwayne on Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:25 am

total comedic genius.
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Postby Sox on Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:47 am

I can't watch the dude without feeling insulted. I feel like he's smarter than his comedy implies, and that maybe he's treating his audience like idiots by dumbing down.
That is how I feel. Don't like the dude.

And he has a face you want to punch until it isn't a face no more.
And he wrote the worst episode of the Simpsons in recent memory.
And his name is Ricky.
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Postby a. james on Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:04 am

Sox wrote:I can't watch the dude without feeling insulted. I feel like he's smarter than his comedy implies, and that maybe he's treating his audience like idiots by dumbing down.
That is how I feel. Don't like the dude.

And he has a face you want to punch until it isn't a face no more.
And he wrote the worst episode of the Simpsons in recent memory.
And his name is Ricky.
have you not been watching the simpsons for the last three years? they're all that bad.
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Postby Sox on Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:06 am

I haven't, but I was about to start due to an abundance of free time. Thanks for the heads up!
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Postby John George Peppers on Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:23 am

Sox wrote:I can't watch the dude without feeling insulted. I feel like he's smarter than his comedy implies, and that maybe he's treating his audience like idiots by dumbing down.



Dead wrong. Watch the final episode of "Extras" and then get back to me.
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Postby Heeby Jeeby on Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:48 am

Extras is alright, very funny in places. His stand up is awful, really awful.
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Postby Sox on Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:07 am

I've only seen the extras a few times, it was his best work, but that doesn't say much at all. The episode I recall most vividly featured David Bowie. The appeal seems to be the novelty of the guest stars, because the funniest gag on that episode was the debate about giving the homeless man money on the street. Even then, I found Gervais' character insanely annoying. I think he writes all his characters that way because he himself is annoying, and is incapable of acting any other way. Everything I've seen him in, including interviews, is just the same damn character a million times. I think his shows would benefit from now having him in them, because he does work with some pretty talented people.

His stand-up was the single worst stand-up I ever saw. One of the routines I saw revolved around him holding up drawings of various animals doing gay sex while he made crude remarks about 'having it in the blowhole'. The punchline was a drawing of two Ricky Gervais going at it.
This was the opposite of funny.

A few more inches, and Ricky Gervais would qualify for the shortest tragedy thread!
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Postby Peripatetic on Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:07 pm

He was on Letterman the other night (that's where I first saw the clip that I posted above).

Letterman was asking him about his cat that plays the piano.

Ricky: "Yeah, it's 400 dollars a lesson...or 20 pounds, however you want to look at it."

Then he looked at the audience and said, "how does it feel to be a third world country".

Ricky Gervais rules.
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Postby Sox on Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:12 pm

Just about every member of the PRF has been making that remark for years, they just haven't had the opportunity to say it on TV.

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Postby Nico Adie on Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:14 pm

For any fans of Ricky Gervais, I would suggest downloading all the radio shows he did with Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington at XFM.

Find them all here.

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Postby sunlore on Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:22 pm

He was on Letterman the other night (that's where I first saw the clip that I posted above).

Letterman was asking him about his cat that plays the piano.

Ricky: "Yeah, it's 400 dollars a lesson...or 20 pounds, however you want to look at it."

Then he looked at the audience and said, "how does it feel to be a third world country".

Ricky Gervais rules.

Yeah, lame.

I am with sox, Ricky Gervais is not that funny, actually pretty unfunny most of the time.

There is a thingy where he and Larry David talk about "the craft" on YouTube that is painfully self-congratulatory and basically lacking in any sort of meaningful insight, about "the craft."

"I am a white, middle-class English bloke."

Yeah, we hadn't noticed, putz.

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Postby ergo space pig on Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:24 pm

Christ, that's awfully cynical. I don't even see how you can take that from that Gervais/David video at all - I thought it was interesting, even insightful in places. Though it strikes me as odd that you'd watch an lengthy interview if you don't like him in the first place.
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Postby tommydski on Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:24 pm

The interview with Garry Shandling made him seem genuinely out of his depth.

I don't like him either.
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Postby Johnny C on Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:40 pm

Shandling comes across as just a massive tool. It's shitty when your heroes turn out to be dicks.

If we're going to talk about interviews, how about the one he did with Larry David? David's more of a contemporary of Gervais than Shandling is and the kinship between the comedy of the two men shines through.
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Postby Kennymk2 on Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:23 pm

Does Extras teeter a bit too close to the same exact kinda humor as Curb for anybody else?
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