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Ricky Gervais shares warning about his new special ahead of Christmas Day release

Ricky Gervais shares warning about his new special ahead of Christmas Day release

The funnyman warned fans tuning in on 25 December to beware of a few things

Christmas Day is right around the corner and most people have got their presents, decorations and dinner all sorted.

But it's important to pre-plan some entertainment for after your turkey feast too - whether that's charades, getting the karaoke machine out or snuggling on the sofa to watch one of Netflix's new releases.

Ricky Gervais is giving you an extra gift to unwrap on 25 December, in the form of a comedy special showcasing his record-breaking Armageddon tour.

The official synopsis for the show reads: "Ricky Gervais dishes out controversial takes on political correctness and oversensitivity in a taboo-busting comedy special about the end of humanity."

It is Gervais' third Netflix special to hit our screens, following 2018's Humanity and SuperNature in 2022, and this one is set to be extra special - especially because it's landing on Christmas Day.

The one-hour programme follows the funnyman during his gig at the London Palladium earlier this year.

Fans of the 62-year-old who saw the show in person obviously have the inside scoop on its contents, but the rest of us are in the dark - and dreading what might come out of his mouth while we watch alongside multiple family members.

Ricky Gervais' new comedy special lands on Netflix on 25 December.

He has already warded off youngsters from watching it with their grandparents while munching on mince pies, as he previously told one of his supporters that they will only like it if they enjoy 'watching a middle age man swearing, joking about the holocaust and pretending to w*** off a paedophile'. Charming.

Gervais has now issued another warning to viewers about Armageddon ahead of its release, which again insinuates it won't be the family friendly show you might have been hoping for. Who were you kidding?

In a tweet, he told people who aren't a fan of his humour to not even bother switching on his Netflix show - as he isn't interested in any grumbles you might have about its themes.

The Netflix special isn't very family friendly.
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Gervais wrote: "In this show, I talk about sex, death, paedophilia, race, religion, disability, free speech, global warming, the holocaust, and Elton John.

"If you don’t approve of jokes about any of these things, then please don’t watch. You wont enjoy it and you’ll get upset."

And when asked by fans why he had missed certain topics out, he said that he 'couldn't list everything in one tweet' - so God knows what else he's got in store.

The Derek star has already landed himself in hot water as people called for Netflix to remove one of his skits from Armageddon, launching a petition which amassed thousands of signatures.

During the show, Gervais performs a routine about terminally ill children which has gained a lot of critique, including from Ashley Cain, who sadly lost his daughter Azaylia to cancer in 2021.

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Topics: Celebrity, Netflix, Ricky Gervais, TV and Film