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Ricky Gervais

The Ricky Gervais Show and the Comedy of Self-Importance

Mark Lashley | Posted 06.30.2012 | TV
Mark Lashley

Gervais asserts that he plays a character on stage, ironically presenting himself as better or more knowledgeable than the people in the seats. But it's a bit harder to laugh along with the school bully than it is with the class clown.

The Best Late Night Clips Of The Week (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Matt Wilstein | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home
Matt Wilstein

This was the week when we lost the last real barrier between Mitt Romney and the GOP nomination. Rick Santorum, you will be missed. In other news, Fac...

Ricky Gervais Explains Why The British 'Office' Had Such A Brief Run

Ricky Gervais explains why the British "Office" had such a brief run. | Posted 04.13.2012 | TV

Jerry Seinfeld gets a lot of credit for being the rare comedian to step away from a mega-hit comedy while it was still on top. But Ricky Gervais has h...

WATCH: Ricky Gervais' Birthday Gift For Letterman

Posted 04.10.2012 | Comedy

Having signed a two-year contract extension with CBS just shy of his 65th birthday, David Letterman is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon ...

Ricky Gervais Explains Why Karl Pilkington Cracks Him Up

Posted 04.10.2012 | TV

He's been called a round-headed buffoon, and mocked for years by both Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, but he's also one of their nearest and deare...

WATCH: Exclusive New Clip From 'The Ricky Gervais Show'

Posted 04.05.2012 | Comedy

Ricky, Stephen & the beloved Karl are coming back to HBO for Season 3 of the animated "Ricky Gervais Show" starting April 20. Until then we're roll...

WATCH: Exclusive New Clip From 'The Ricky Gervais Show'

Posted 03.28.2012 | Comedy

They'rrre baaaack... Yep, Ricky, Stephen & the beloved Karl are coming back to HBO for Season 3 of the animated "Ricky Gervais Show." New episodes ...

'Life's Too Short': Ricky Gervais Insults Steve Carell

Posted 03.12.2012 | TV

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant made their names and fortunes with "The Office," which was remade for the U.S. with them serving as executive produ...

The Office, Post Michael Scott

Toni Nagy | Posted 05.06.2012 | TV
Toni Nagy

Not only has The Office transitioned into the post Michael Scott era with grace, but I am relishing the complexity of the other characters and story lines.

What To Watch This Week

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 05.05.2012 | TV

TV is chock-full of celebrities this week. Katy Perry makes an appearance as a not-so-glamorous prison guard on Fox's "Raising Hope" on Tuesday. Se...

Liam Neeson Tries (And Fails) To Be Funny On 'Life's Too Short' Premiere

Posted 02.20.2012 | TV

"High Spirits" aside, Liam Neeson is not exactly noted for his forays into the world of comedy, but on the "Life's Too Short" (Sun., 10:30 p.m. EST on...

Ricky Gervais Is Annoying Dolphin On 'Family Guy'

Posted 04.20.2012 | TV

This week's episode of "Family Guy" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on Fox) was for fans who find Ricky Gervais annoying. Rather than go for the kind of sharp humor...

'Harry Potter' Actor With Dwarfism Takes Stand For Little People

Posted 02.16.2012 | Impact

Actor Warwick Davis has stepped out of the sci-fi spotlight and into the documentary realm and is getting comfortable in another new role, helping oth...

Ricky Gervais' New HBO Show Proves He's Lost His Touch

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.17.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

This unfunny program goes a long way toward proving that the smug, smirking Gervais has turned into The Office's David Brent.

Nicki Gostin

'Life's Too Short': Ricky Gervais, Warwick Davis Tackle The Taboo

HuffingtonPost.com | Nicki Gostin | Posted 02.15.2012 | TV

In HBO's new comedy series "Life's Too Short," dwarf actor Warwick Davis plays a dwarf actor named Warwick Davis, but that's where their similarities ...

Ricky Gervais And Jon Stewart Talk Pandas And Sex

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Who was Jon Stewart's valentine? None other than sprightly comedian Ricky Gervais. Stewart and Gervais discussed a the effects of Viagra on pandas and...

Steve Carell Talks About Remaking 'The Office' For The U.S.

Posted 02.10.2012 | TV

Many successful British television shows have crossed the pond over the years to be remade for an American audience with variable results. For every "...

Ricky Gervais & Karl Pilkington Riff On HuffPost

Posted 02.17.2012 | TV

As a longtime The Huffington Post blogger, Ricky Gervais has a lot of love for our site. His best friend Karl Pilkington, however, isn't quite as fond...

Fame Used To Be Mixed With Respect

Ricky Gervais | Posted 04.06.2012 | Home
Ricky Gervais

"Fame" used to be fused with "respect" in some ways. That's what distinguished it from infamy. But not anymore.

Idiot's Guide to Belly Laughing

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Anastasia Rubis

Imagine sipping a latte at your local coffee shop, and some crazy dude in the rest room throws open the door and hollers for more toilet paper. He's perched on the bowl, hairy legs spread apart. What would you do?

'Life's Too Short' Poster Revealed!

Posted 01.25.2012 | TV

Ricky Gervais is returning to HBO in the faux documentary "Life's Too Short," starring "Star Wars" actor Warwick Davis and guest starring Gervais and ...

Jordan Zakarin

Ricky Gervais's Best Friend Reviews His Golden Globe Performance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment

As Ricky Gervais took his highly-anticipated third turn hosting the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month, it seemed like the whole world was watchin...

Atheism: A Null Hypothesis On God

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

There is no way to prove or disprove the existence of God. Especially when we can't even nail down what exactly it is we're talking about.

The BEST Late Night Clips Of The Week

Matt Wilstein | Posted 03.22.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

The South Carolina primary dominated this news this week, with two debates (and two standing ovations for Newt Gingrich). But Newt wasn't the only can...

Ricky Gervais Debates A Major Life Decision

Posted 03.20.2012 | Entertainment

Now that he's done hosting the Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais has a big decision to make: should he sell out? Having long demanded on the artistic f...