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Ricky Gervais' legendary Armageddon show breaks Guinness World Record

Stewart Perrie

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Ricky Gervais' legendary Armageddon show breaks Guinness World Record

Ricky Gervais has earned himself a Guinness World Record.

The legendary comedian has been honoured for his Armageddon performance smashing the record for the highest gross for a single standup performance ever.

The British funnyman has been touring all over the world with his latest standup show and audiences have been howling with laughter.

But his gig at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles back on May 6 drew in the most amount of money a comedian has ever seen.

Credit: Guinness World Records
Credit: Guinness World Records

He earned a staggering £1,410,000 ($1,790,206.50) on that night alone.

"As if packing out The Hollywood Bowl wasn’t enough, now Guinness World Records wants to put me in their big book. What a year!" Ricky said upon learning of his new honour.

Live Nation's Ian Coburn says the UK comedian's attraction is undeniable.


“Ricky Gervais is Britain’s biggest comedian. He sells out arenas around the world,” Ian said.

It's become so successful that Netflix has already acquired the rights to stream the standup show once the tour is over.

Considering his previous performances of SuperNature and Humanity were mega hits then there's no doubt that Armageddon will be huge.

"When I was little, I'd get the The Guinness Book of Records for Xmas every year," Ricky said on social media.


"The whole family would read it.

"I think my mum would be prouder of me being in this book than anything else I've done."

People have flocked to the comments section to praise him for the epic achievement.


"So much deserved! My abs sill hurts few months after watching the show. Never laugh so much in my life," said one fan.

Another added: "Congratulations ! You deserve it Monsieur Gervais . Big fan since The Office and you did great since then and up till now."

A third wrote: "Congratulations Ricky! You were absolutely brilliant in NYC! Cannot wait to watch it again on Netflix."

Many have been asking when they will able to feast their eyes and ears on Armageddon on Netflix.


We haven't been given a specific date, but Ricky did give us an indication.

"Loads of people who couldn’t get tickets asking me if #Armageddon will be on Netflix," he said on social media.

"The answer is Yes! I will continue touring it throughout 2023 and then it will stream on Netflix around the world in 2024.”

Featured Image Credit: Guinness World Records. YouTube/Live Nation

Topics: Ricky Gervais, Guinness World Record

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