Ricky Gervais podcast lends hope to earthquake survivor in Chile

By | March 10, 2010 at 10:17 am | No comments | News | Tags: ,

Ricky GervaisIf laughter is enough of a remedy to stave off even the after effects of an 8.8 earthquake, then perhaps the world’s top geologists will want to take a second to talk things over with Ricky Gervais.

In an email to the Brit comedian, who recently saw his hit podcast, The Ricky Gervais Show, picked up for an animated series on HBO, a Chilean earthquake survivor wrote to express his gratitude and praise of Gervais’ comedic chops and smooth, sly entertainment skills – abilities responsible for picking up the trapped refugee’s disparaged spirits.

In the email, which Gervais later posted on his blog, the fan writes:

Ricky Gervais’ audio work really helped me get through the days while keeping me in a good mood, thinking about things other than the horrible destruction of my country. The stories of the round-headed buffoon Karl asking what were the names of “those things in the movie gremlins”, or when Steve was trying to be cool driving a car in his teens only to end up crying because some cooler kids wanted to get a pig in the car, really made the difference to me in that moment of despair.

What i’m going with really is, thanks Ricky and the gang for keeping me laughing and sane for three days.

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Emma Kat Richardson

Emma Kat Richardson is a Detroit native who received her BA in professional writing and women and gender studies from Elizabethtown College in 2008. Her journalism and feature writing has been published in Alternative Press, Bitch, Punchline Magazine, Bookslut, and Real Detroit Weekly.