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RSS FeedsRicky Gervais: Humanity review - Netflix special sees master of provocation settle old scores
(The Guardian Culture News)


14 march 2018 08:57:23

Ricky Gervais: Humanity review - Netflix special sees master of provocation settle old scores
(The Guardian Culture News)

In his first stand-up show since 2010, The Office co-creator sometimes hits the mark in this special as he shows off his fierce talent and divisive humourAh, my friends. What do we talk about when we talk about Ricky Gervais? The genius co-creator of The Office, which still stands as an unassailable comedy masterwork 17 years after it was first broadcast? The writer? The performer? The provocateur, the class clown, the multi-millionaire, the self-aggrandising pub bore, the rationalist, the animal-lover, the free-speech advocate, the liberal-baiter, the hypocrite, the coward?All are on display at one point or another in Humanity, Gervaisīs first standup show since 2010īs Science. It is a much better, less fragmented, more controlled show than Science, and it is such a pleasure to watch Gervais work. All the talents that went into making David Brent a character that lodged in the collective consciousness for ever - the pitch-perfect delivery, the immaculate timing, a darting look here, a jaw jutting in real or faux disbelief there, all nudging the audience to exactly where he wants them with a strange, fluid grace to it all - make him brilliant. Continue reading...
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