First the bad news... I don't think I'm going to do a fourth series of The Ricky Gervais Show. 39 episodes is more than I've ever done for any other project (Yes. I know that's pathetic but trust me.) and I don't want to push my luck.
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.
"Life's Too Short" is a fake documentary about a showbiz dwarf. But it's not a sitcom about being short at all. It's about a man with a small man complex. He is angry, arrogant, manipulative, selfish, and above all, fame hungry.
My next tour is called "Humanity" and I'd like your help with choosing the perfect image. Obviously as an artist it's important to evoke a strong reaction. But should I care beyond that how it affects people?