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Ricky Gervais develops new show about dwarf actor for BBC and HBO

By | April 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm | No comments

The good times never stop rolling for Ricky Gervais. After the smashing success of English television laugh factories like The Office and Extras, it was announced today that Gervais will be sticking his hand in the BBC pudding once again. The new show, being developed for both...

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FX sets premiere date for Louis C.K.'s show, Ricky Gervais to guest star

By | April 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm | One comment

The premiere of Louis C.K.'s new show on FX, Louie, is, to say the least, one of the most anticipated events for stand-up comedy fans this year. In February we reported that the originally announced premiere date of April 1 would be pushed back to June; but nothing more specific...

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Ricky Gervais explains fat people to David Letterman

By | March 31, 2010 at 8:22 pm | One comment

On tonight's Late Show with David Letterman, hugely popular but less physically huge as of late Ricky Gervais shares his theories about fat people. Warning: fried chicken story also included. Check out the entire interview tonight on Letterman at 11:35 pm EST....

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Ricky Gervais may appear on Curb Your Enthusiasm

By | March 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm | One comment

After last season’s success with the return of Jerry Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm star and creator Larry David is looking to continue with the string of hilarious cameos. Enter: Ricky Gervais. According to Chortle, UK's leading comedy news site, Gervais has been asked by...

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Ricky Gervais’ HBO show renewed for second season

By | March 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm | No comments

Despite slightly underwhelming reviews, HBO just announced that it would renew The Ricky Gervais Show for a second season, says The Hollywood Reporter. An animated take on Gervais's popular podcast with pals Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, the show's tone and the Brit...

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Ricky Gervais podcast lends hope to earthquake survivor in Chile

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

If 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...

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Ricky Gervais Show entertaining, but no more than the podcast

By | February 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 3 comments

The Ricky Gervais Show premieres airs every Friday at 9 pm EST on HBO. One of the biggest surprises about HBO’s The Ricky Gervais Show comes during the end credits of each episode. That’s where you find out that it takes 17 animators to bring to visual life, Gervais’...

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Punchline Magazine live Tweeting Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais

By | January 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm | 4 comments

Just wanted to drop a quick note letting you all know that we'll be providing running commentary during the Golden Globes tonight at 8 pm EST on NBC. Specifically Aparna Nancherla, DC-based comedian, who has one of our most favorite Twitter feeds, will be tweeting. So, be sure...

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Will Ricky Gervais appear on the U.S. version of The Office?

By | January 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm | One comment

[caption id="attachment_5964" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Gervais as Office character David Brent"][/caption] Although nothing's 100 percent certain, reports are a float that Ricky Gervais is planning to reprise his iconic David Brent role for the U.S. version of...

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