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Stephen Merchant Makes His U.S. Standup Debut, Without Ricky Gervais

In other duos-branching-into-singlos news, Stephen Merchant is making his American standup debut next week as part of his Hello Ladies tour. And comparisons to Ricky Gervais are inevitable: "'Where Merchant excelled over his accomplice was by [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Ricky Gervais Says He Had the Idea for Night at the Museum First

Ricky Gervais' biggest career regret: thinking of the concept for Night at the Museum in 1999 but not finishing the screenplay, thereby missing out on the billion dollars the movie grossed. Good thing he's so humbly telling us about it now so [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Ricky Gervais Will Host the Golden Globes After All

Looks like the pros won out for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Ricky Gervais will host the Golden Globes for the third time in January. It'll be interesting to see if anyone's feathers get ruffled by his jokes this year, or if he'll [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Ricky Gervais Explains The Roots of British Sarcasm And Teasing

To me at least, it can feel a little self-important when Ricky Gervais makes one of his descents from the mountain of wisdom and explains what comedy is to the rest of us proles. But his latest essay, on the difference between American and [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Liam Neeson Is Terrible At Comedy And Also Has AIDS

In this thought-provoking video, Liam Neeson pays a visit to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in Life's Too Short to declare his intentions to start doing "life comedy." He proceeds to lead the most inspiringly horrible improv class in the [...]

By Hallie Cantor

NBC And Ricky Gervais Want Him Handing Out Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais hasn't "officially" been offered the Golden Globes hosting job yet, but boy does he want it! He said that hosting again would be "very tempting," and that he and NBC are both convinced. Now they just have to persuade those [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Enjoy This Picture of a Beardless Louis C.K.

An photo of Louis CK without his beard has been bopping around the Interweb this morning, taken in 2008 when he was portraying a "very smelly and sad man named Greg" in what would eventually be Ricky Gervais's The Invention of Lying. While I [...]

By Halle Kiefer

Ricky Gervais Loves Twitter After All

Ricky Gervais' admission that Twitter is actually pretty cool after all (welcome to 2011, RG) quickly morphs into a meditation on the meaning of art, criticism and creative play. Give it a read if you're trying to put off doing something [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Ricky Gervais Is Still Talking About the Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes 10 months ago. He made some jokes that pissed some people off, and it was a bit of a thing for a few weeks. It isn't really a thing anymore, but don't tell Ricky Gervais that! He just wrote a piece for The [...]

By Adam Frucci