Angry and honest Ricky Gervais comes to town

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Comedian Ricky Gervais
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RICKY GERVAIS returns to The Playhouse this week in Humanity, his first worldwide stand-up tour in seven years.

Gervais has had a busy couple of years with the release of the movie David Brent: Life On The Road and the debut album release of David Brent & Foregone Conclusion - Life On The Road, which became a Top 10 UK hit on the iTunes chart.

2017 hails the comedian’s return to his first love of stand-up comedy.

The creator and star of The Office, Extras & Derek, Gervais says, “Thousands of people paying hard earned cash to come and see you live is such a privilege. You’d better have something different, interesting and funny to say.

“Humanity is my angriest, most honest and I think my best tour yet. It’s probably my most personal too.

“I feel I may as well tell you everything before I die. Hope you enjoy it. Or not. There are no refunds. Just like life, I guess.”

He adds, “I’m thrilled to be able to take this tour around the world and look forward to performing stand-up to a Canadian audience for the first time.

“I’m coming to your town (if your town has an arena and a 5-star hotel with a helipad)”.

The award-winning stand-up comedian already has four international tours under his belt.

His 2007 stand-up show Fame was the fastest selling UK stand-up show in history, with 100,000 tickets selling out in just nine minutes.

Already his Playhouse gigs are selling well with Thursday’s opening night already sold out and just a handful of tickets still available for the Friday performance.

Considered one of the most influential British comedians since Charlie Chaplin, Gervais won the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy in 2016.

Ricky Gervais: Humanity, The Playhouse, Greenside Place, Thurs & Fri, 7.30pm, £37.65, 0844-871 3014