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Lifes Too Short

Out With the Old, In With the New

Ricky Gervais | Posted 08.15.2012 | TV
Ricky Gervais

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.

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.

'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...

Helena Bonham Carter Gets Nasty On 'Life's Too Short'

Posted 03.05.2012 | TV

On "Life's Too Short" (Sun.. 10:30 p.m. EST on HBO) Warwick Davis kept what he thought was a plum role for himself rather than give it to one of his c...

'Life's Too Short': Johnny Depp Gets His Revenge On Ricky Gervais

Posted 02.27.2012 | TV

Johnny Depp made a hilarious cameo appearance on Sunday night's episode of "Life's Too Short" (Sun., 10:30 p.m. EST on HBO). Playing a somewhat de...

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...

'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.

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.

'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 ...

Ricky Gervais: I Have Specific Targets For 'Globes'

The Insider | Posted 03.14.2012 | TV

Ricky Gervais was the first guest at HBO's TCA day (his new series, "Life's Too Short," premieres Feb. 19) but the audience couldn't help from asking ...

Gervais Gets A New HBO Show

Posted 01.09.2012 | TV

Ricky Gervais is returning to HBO. "The Office" mastermind's new show with Stephen Merchant, "Life's Too Short," has been scheduled for a Sun., Feb. 1...

Liam Neeson Is Funnier Than Ricky Gervais

Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

British reviewers aren't wasting any beautifully-articulated words taking down the new Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant sitcom "Life's Too Short" (comin...

WATCH: Liam Neeson Is A Terrible Comedian

Posted 01.11.2012 | Comedy

If Ricky Gervais was responsible for nothing else in his life beyond Patrick Stewart's guest spot on "Extras," he would still still go down as a comed...

Johnny Depp Hilariously Attacks Ricky Gervais For Golden Globes Diss

Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment

Finally, Johnny Depp has his revenge for the shots Ricky Gervais took at him and his film "The Tourist" at last winter's Golden Globes. Of course, Ger...

Ricky Gervais Planning Comedy About Mentally Challenged

Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment

Since re-joining Twitter on Thursday, Ricky Gervais has been hard at work, sending dozens of messages to his ever-expanding list of followers. Thus fa...

WATCH: First Look At Ricky Gervais' New Sitcom

Posted 11.01.2011 | Comedy

Fans of Ricky Gervais will soon get to see more of his signature mockumentary-style programming if they have access to BBC2. Gervais' new sitcom, "Lif...

Show Biz

Ricky Gervais | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home
Ricky Gervais

"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.

Ricky Gervais Dresses Dwarf Friend As A Frog

Posted 10.19.2011 | Entertainment

If RIcky Gervais' new show, "Life's Too Short," is anything like this new promo clip, it'll have at least one dedicated fan: Gervais himself. The B...

Ricky Gervais Needs Your Help On His Humanity Tour

Ricky Gervais | Posted 09.24.2011 | Home
Ricky Gervais

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?

WATCH: Sneak Peek At Ricky Gervais' New Show

Posted 08.22.2011 | Comedy

In typical Ricky Gervais fashion, the promo for his upcoming BBC2 series "Life's Too Short" combines the perfect amount of genuine charm and awkward e...