Gotta respect Ricky Gervais...

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  • phAge 13 Jul 2005 17:26:33 24,371 posts
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    ... not a lot of comedians (or writers) would show that kind of artistic integrity. (2nd article from the top). Hope the BBC gives in.
  • sam_spade 13 Jul 2005 17:30:59 15,745 posts
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    Sounds a bit pompous, he wants to still be seen as a low-key 'cutting edge' comedian when he's actually turned into a big name.
  • binky Moderator 13 Jul 2005 17:32:00 9,626 posts
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    I really dont see his point. The BBC are going to advertise it big style anyway.

    "From the writer that brought you The Office".

    Anyone that watched and loved the Office are going to tune in regardless of what channel its on, surely?
  • phAge 13 Jul 2005 17:33:21 24,371 posts
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    Maybe - but I like the fact that he is trying to avoid every man and his wife going around making retarded The Office quotes, just because its the cool thing to do. Elitist, yes - and I like it...

    EDIT: Duh - I am a spanner. Read that as if he was making a 3rd season of The Office. Still - the same principles apply.

    Edited by phAge at 17:33:44 13-07-2005
  • kalel 13 Jul 2005 17:33:38 87,681 posts
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    Erm, has anyone else seen the American version of The Office?

    Tell you what, watch that, and then we can talk about his artistic integrity.
  • Pirotic Moderator 13 Jul 2005 17:40:56 20,647 posts
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    I can't blame him - with star cameos and 'the office' as his last project he's under a lot of pressure to deliver, if they give it time to develop on BBC2 to a smaller die-hard audience first it'll be for the best in the long run.

    Edited by Pirotic at 17:40:24 13-07-2005
  • Derblington 13 Jul 2005 17:44:23 21,619 posts
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    sam_spade wrote:
    Sounds a bit pompous, he wants to still be seen as a low-key 'cutting edge' comedian when he's actually turned into a big name.
    +1 and I don't like him that much anyway.
  • Eighthours 13 Jul 2005 17:56:13 706 posts
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    phAge wrote:
    ... not a lot of comedians (or writers) would show that kind of artistic integrity. (2nd article from the top). Hope the BBC gives in.

    The Beeb "gave in" AGES ago, it was never destined to be on anything but BBC2.
  • Whizzo 13 Jul 2005 18:00:05 43,124 posts
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    They'll probably run it on 1 as soon as it finishes on 2, not only will the word of mouth help it gain an audience (as long as it's good) you'll get people tuning in again.

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  • phAge 13 Jul 2005 18:06:42 24,371 posts
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    Eighthours wrote:
    phAge wrote:
    ... not a lot of comedians (or writers) would show that kind of artistic integrity. (2nd article from the top). Hope the BBC gives in.

    The Beeb "gave in" AGES ago, it was never destined to be on anything but BBC2.
    Mkay - I just call 'em as I see 'em. Good news, then.
  • Huntcjna 12 Dec 2006 12:55:13 13,876 posts
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    Just a quick note to say that tickets for Rickys new standup show 'Fame' went on sale this morning at 10:00am I just managed to snag 3 tickets for one of the Sheffield dates. :)
  • ERG1008 12 Dec 2006 13:18:57 656 posts
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    ManicMinerUK wrote:
    If you think Ricky Gervais is funny, then you are Adolf Hitler, and I claim my five Reichmarks

    How does that work then?
  • Huntcjna 12 Dec 2006 13:20:46 13,876 posts
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    I think hes funny live, both his previous stand ups were excellent.

    Im quite happy to get tickets actually they are already selling on ebay for about 3 times the price.
  • pjmaybe 12 Dec 2006 13:23:17 70,676 posts
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    Perhaps the low viewing figures weren't anything to do with the channel the show was put out on, but merely the fact that it was in fact shite?

    Peej
  • Huntcjna 12 Dec 2006 13:24:06 13,876 posts
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    pjmaybe wrote:
    Perhaps the low viewing figures weren't anything to do with the channel the show was put out on, but merely the fact that it was in fact shite?

    Peej

    Read the dates on threads you bald nutjob. :D
  • bunglebonce 12 Dec 2006 13:25:43 2,130 posts
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    He's in Edinburgh on my birthday. I just might have to.

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  • Deleted user 12 December 2006 13:26:58
    Ricky Gervais can suck a fat one. He's painfully unfunny.
  • pjmaybe 12 Dec 2006 13:27:11 70,676 posts
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    Huntcjna wrote:
    pjmaybe wrote:
    Perhaps the low viewing figures weren't anything to do with the channel the show was put out on, but merely the fact that it was in fact shite?

    Peej

    Read the dates on threads you bald nutjob. :D

    Indeed.

    It was still shite though, as is Ricky Gervais.

    Peej
  • craigy Staff 12 Dec 2006 13:27:38 7,653 posts
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    Is he havin' a laff?
    He's havin' a laff!
  • pjmaybe 12 Dec 2006 13:31:42 70,676 posts
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    No believe me, laughing is not something I do around RG.

    Peej
  • Huntcjna 12 Dec 2006 13:31:44 13,876 posts
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    pjmaybe wrote:
    Huntcjna wrote:
    pjmaybe wrote:
    Perhaps the low viewing figures weren't anything to do with the channel the show was put out on, but merely the fact that it was in fact shite?

    Peej

    Read the dates on threads you bald nutjob. :D

    Indeed.

    It was still shite though, as is Ricky Gervais.

    Peej

    The office was funny and both his stand up shows are funny. Just because Extras was shite (with the exception of racist homophobic Keith Chegwin) doesn't mean his entire repertouir is shite.

    At least hes a a lot more enjoyable than Catherine 'End my ginger suffering' Tate and the criminally unfunny Little 'What else can we market this on' Britain.
  • pjmaybe 12 Dec 2006 13:32:45 70,676 posts
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    No I would agree with you there, Catherine Tate is about as funny as having a huge greek man's priapismic cheesy cock rammed into your left nostril, covered in english mustard.

    Peej
  • deem 12 Dec 2006 13:35:49 31,641 posts
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  • zErOb_cOOl 12 Dec 2006 13:37:04 3,237 posts
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    It almost smells like a publicity stunt, although he wants the complete opposite. Oh I don't know. Sod him :)
  • Deleted user 12 December 2006 13:37:51
    Huntcjna wrote:
    pjmaybe wrote:
    Huntcjna wrote:
    pjmaybe wrote:
    Perhaps the low viewing figures weren't anything to do with the channel the show was put out on, but merely the fact that it was in fact shite?

    Peej

    Read the dates on threads you bald nutjob. :D

    Indeed.

    It was still shite though, as is Ricky Gervais.

    Peej

    The office was funny and both his stand up shows are funny. Just because Extras was shite (with the exception of racist homophobic Keith Chegwin) doesn't mean his entire repertouir is shite.

    At least hes a a lot more enjoyable than Catherine 'End my ginger suffering' Tate and the criminally unfunny Little 'What else can we market this on' Britain.

    The Office was funny but he didn't write it himself, which is I suspect why I found it funny.
  • Deleted user 12 December 2006 13:38:56
    deem wrote:
    pjmaybe wrote:
    No believe me, laughing is not something I do around RG.

    Peej

    Oh come on, just give this 3 minutes of your time and tell me it isn't funny.

    Gowan.


    And this
  • pjmaybe 12 Dec 2006 13:39:31 70,676 posts
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    /smirks slightly

    Peej
  • craigy Staff 12 Dec 2006 13:43:19 7,653 posts
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    Tickets for Brighton are all gone :(
  • morriss 12 Dec 2006 14:29:43 70,977 posts
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    pjmaybe wrote:
    No I would agree with you there, Catherine Tate is about as funny as having a huge greek man's priapismic cheesy cock rammed into your left nostril, covered in english mustard.

    Peej
    But that never happens, so how do you know it isn't funny?
  • pistol 12 Dec 2006 14:33:42 13,019 posts
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    Fruit_Salad wrote:
    Huntcjna wrote:
    I think hes funny live, both his previous stand ups were excellent.

    2 DVDs!

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    Ricky Gervais: Animals - Live + Politics

    Got them both for Xmas last year. I think I prefer Animals of the two though. As for the article I'm behind him 100%. The Beeb are such a political animal and need a kick up the arse. I know better than most as they are a client of mine.
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