Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ricky Gervais

Those of you who've followed my blog for awhile, know I'm a diehard Ricky Gervais fan. Gervais's Extras is just about the funniest show of recent memory. It's unlikely I'll ever watch the US version of The Office even though it's suppose to be an excellent program because the original British comedy is a masterpiece. I'm disappointed that Ghost Town isn't playing in my area since it looks to be a funny movie. I stumbled on Ricky Gervais Politics Tour Live which is a riot. The British accent may be a little swift for American ears but listen carefully for a good laugh -- it's worth it. Also amusing is this year's Emmys where he takes back the award from Steve Carell who accepted it in his absence last year.

Ricky Gervais Politics Tour (part 1):

9 comments:

Barbara Martin said...

Ricky Gervais is a great British comedian with that dry humour that just jumps out at you at the last second.

As far as Ghost Town goes, you can always buy the DVD when it comes out. I'm hoping to go see it tomorrow.

David Cranmer said...

I may have to drive a little bit but I'm still looking to see Ghost Town on the big screen.

Barrie said...

Did you ever see the Brit sitcom "Coupling"? It was hilarious, but the American copycat version wasn't all that funny. Although I do like the American version of The Office.

David Cranmer said...

Barrie, I have done my best to pass on all the American versions. I just don't see why we need to remake them? I have not seen Coupling but I will look for it. Thanks.

ARCHAVIST said...

I was actually an extra in the second christmas extras special

ARCHAVIST said...

barrie - actually I thought Coupling was a rip off from friends. Mind you the writer Stephen Moffet has written some great doctor who episodes.

David Cranmer said...

Archavist, That is fantastic! I own the dvds and I'll have to look for you in the scene. I think Extras is the funniest thing he has put out so far. Since this post, I did manage to see Ghost Town and thought it was a very good movie.

lyzzydee said...

Ricky Gervais is so good that he makes you want to cringe and laugh at the same time, he is brilliant!!

David Cranmer said...

lyzzydee, Gervais is currently the best. I just wish American audiences would embrace him more. I did see Ghost Town and it was a great comedy!