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Ricky Gervais
Ricky Dene Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, film producer, director and musician. He is perhaps best known for creating, writing and acting in the British television series The Office (2001–2003). He has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the Rose d'Or twice (2006 and 2019), as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2007, he was placed at No. 11 on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and at No. 3 on the updated 2010 list. In 2010, he was named on the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people.
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'I'm old' Ricky Gervais stuns Alex Jones as comic talks death - 'Going to die soon'

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It comes after the release of Ricky’s new stand-up show on Netflix, named SuperNature.The star was quizzed during the interview about how he deals with telling jokes in which he often talks about how wealthy he is.Alex Jones said: “You talk about your wealth a lot.“That can be really uncomfortable sometimes but the audience absolutely laughs it up.“How do you manage to pitch that so well?”Ricky replied by saying that it was because the audience “knows what I am doing”.He said: “Because they know what I’m doing.“They know I’m taking the mickey out of it.“It’s the elephant in the room.

I go out with bad jeans, drinking a can of beer.”He said as a “jester”, it was important to be “down with the audience, laughing at the king".Ricky explained that he did this in two ways.The performer said the first way was by giving them a “peak behind the curtain”, to show them, for example that being rich and famous is not all it might seem".He said he also did it by showing them ways in which they were better off than him.Ricky added: “I’m fat and old and I’m gonna die soon”.While Jermaine laughed, Alex consoled the star as she was left stunned by his declaration.Ricky furthered that he is “everyday closer to death”.

Alex added that this is the case for everyone. Jermaine chimed in saying: “I didn’t see this coming”. At which point Ricky reacted by laughing in hysterics.Meanwhile, SuperNature sees the star mocking cancel culture.He begins the new routine with jokes about Hitler, AIDS and transgender people.Speaking on Steve Wright’s BBC Radio 2 programme, Ricky addressed the potential backlash to the series by pointing out some “people want to be offended”.Steve asked: “Do you ever get fed up Ricky with having to explain yourself?”Ricky.

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