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Ricky Gervais Jokes His Next Stand-Up Show Will Get Him Cancelled

Stewart Perrie

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Ricky Gervais Jokes His Next Stand-Up Show Will Get Him Cancelled

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Ricky Gervais wants to go all in for his next stand-up show and even joked it could get him cancelled.

Now that the third and final season of After Life is out on Netflix, the British comedian can now focus on his next bit of material to make audiences burst at the seams.

And it seems like he's prepared to really push the boundaries of comedy.

Speaking to Heat magazine, he said: "One thing I've decided to definitely do, and can't wait to start on, is my new stand-up show.

"I'm treating it like it's my last one ever. It won't be, but I want to put everything into it. I want to try and get cancelled. No, I just want to go all out there."

Credit: Yui Mok/PA
Credit: Yui Mok/PA

He said it will be called Armageddon, so he reckons it's pretty fitting for the content to potentially be the last thing he ever does.

"It's 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," he explained.

Gervais also opened up about his decision to end After Life on the third season.

He said Netflix told him he could either use their funds and resources for another instalment of the critically-acclaimed TV series or he could do something brand new.

"And I'm going for something new. That feels very exciting. I'll keep going for as long as I'm allowed," he added.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Ricky has said in the past how he feels cancel culture is preventing comedians from pursing really good work.

While he was remarking on 19 years since The Office premiered, he was asked whether he thought the show would survive in today's world. In short, he said no.

"[The Office] would suffer because people would take things literally," he explained to The Times Radio. "There are these outrage mobs who take things out of context.

"This was a show about everything - it was about difference, it was about sex, race, all the things that people fear to even be discussed or talked about now, in case they say the wrong thing and they are cancelled."

He added: "I think if this was put out now, some people have lost their sense of irony and context."

Who knows, we could see Ricky pull out all the stops for his Armageddon stand-up show.

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Ricky Gervais

Stewart Perrie
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