60-year-old Ricky Gervais is all ready to get back into the world of comedy with his latest sketch, “Armageddon”. The After-Life star is looking to back to stand-up comedy and he is all geared up for the cancel culture.
He is not scared at all of the canceled cultures that are trending in the stand-up comedy world. With his show Armageddon, he is ready to talk and joke about some controversial things.
He is preparing to go all out with this return show and he has already committed that this is not going to be his last show. In his latest talks, he made it very clear that Armageddon is not going to be his final stand-up; rather he wants to just put everything into it. He said, “I’m treating it like it’s my last one ever.”
In the interview with Heat magazine, he started by saying “One thing I’ve decided to do, and can’t wait to start on, is my new stand-up show,”.
Fans of Ricky Gervais are excited as the star himself as he went to talk about what the new show will feel like.
Armageddon Will Talk About a Lot of Things
“Armageddon is about the end of the world and how we’re going to destroy ourselves for lots of reasons, whether it’s media stupidity or the actual end of the world”.
Star of The Office, Ricky Gervais expressed his notion regarding stand-up comedy and jokes. He made it clear in a recent session with the Wall Street Journal magazine that jokes and comedy can be done on anything and the subject can go off-limits.
“There’s no subject you shouldn’t joke about. It depends on the joke. As a journalist, there’s nothing you wouldn’t write about. It depends on your angle, right? I think a lot of this pious offense comes from people mistaking the target of the joke with the subject.”
Once Gervais said that ‘canceling jokes is a matter of Free Speech and he also expressed unhappiness surrounding jokes and their freedom of speech.
He told Yahoo UK “Freedom of speech is not being free of any consequences, it’s being free of prosecution, and no one should be prosecuted for a joke. Now your employers might have something different to say, but a joke is a joke.”
Ricky Gervais’s Adventurous Career
Previously Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes five times between 2010 and 2016 and a controversy stirred up regarding his hosting that he has apparently “killed” the Golden Globe awards.
He expressed his views surrounding the controversy and told that it was not his fault and he didn’t kill the Golden Globe awards. He also mentioned that he enjoyed hosting the award show and how to most people, those three hours of hosting the show also made him famous.
He also admitted to the fact that hosting the golden globes and steering the award show was the “most nerve-wracking job” for him.
“The last time I hosted it was two years ago, and it feels like a different time…when the worst thing that was happening was me insulting actors”, he sighed.
Ricky Gervais is also popular for his hit comedy show “After Life ” and he said there are chances that he will create another series of After Life. He also said how tempting After Life is and he thinks ending the show makes no sense.
“It’s the most popular it’s ever been. You get paid more as the seasons go along. It makes no sense at all other than I think it’s the right decision artistically.”
His reputation however points in a different direction. Previously, Gervais ended The Office just after two seasons along with a Christmas special. This move by Gervais fuelled a lot of discussions at the time.
So, will the new show bring more happiness to your life? Ricky has never disappointed us and we hope this will also live up to the high expectations.