Tagged Ricky Gervais

Doctor Who’s Too Short?

You would be forgiven for thinking that this was yet another commentary about the Series 6 split, but in fact we’ve just foudn out that comedian and writer Ricky Gervais’ new sitcom series will feature an appearance by the Daleks and possibly even a Doctor… Life’s Too Short stars actor Warwick Davis – well known…

From Temp to Manager?

With the impending departure of Steve Carrell on the American version of The Office this month, someone’s going to need to step in as the Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and who better to do it than former Doctor Who companion Catherine Tate? According to BBC America’s Anglophenia, Tate is set to…

Ricky Gervais – GTA IV Cameo

[singlepic=28,160,120,,right]Never one to let a bit of ingenious self-publicity get in the way of his credibility, Ricky Gervais has revealed that he is appearing in Grand Theft Auto IV. At last, a reason not to buy it! According to VideoGamer: Gervais will be found in Liberty City’s comedy club performing a short stand-up routine featuring…

Corporate Comedy

[singlepic=5,320,240,,right]If it wasn’t sickening enough to see that Marcus Brigstocke hosts an annual comedy festival at a ski resort, the old corporate gig seems to be raising its profile, with a recent business course from LearnDirect employing the services of comedy actors Ricky Gervais, Hugh Laurie, Dawn French and James Nesbitt. I mean – yes,…

Print Spinoffs

The age of the comedy spinoff is most certainly with us, with companion guides and kerching cashins a-plenty in Borders and Waterstones last Christmas. Most notable of these was Al Murray’s The Pub Landlord’s Book of British Common Sense which I’ll be reviewing once I’ve cleaned up all the wee. Previous years have seen chimps…

Gervais and Merchant Reunite

Oh so the tubby bloke off of Extra’s has perhaps realised he’s useless on his own then? Doubt it, but it is encouraging to see that the widest arsehole in British Comedy (packed full of Fleet Street’s finest) has reunited with the unnervingly tall Stephen Merchant with whom he co-wrote The Office. The movie has…

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