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Ricky Gervais announces new world tour and Netflix special

Ricky Gervais announces new world tour and Netflix special

The comic has promised more of the same... gulp

Ricky Gervais has announced he's setting off an another world tour.

Yep, fresh off the back of record-breaking Armageddon, the comic isn't done with the controversy yet and is heading out on the road again.

He's already in the middle of a series of 'work in progress' shows, performing some of his new material over the next month.

And once he's fine tuned things, Gervais is gonna take it to some of the biggest arenas in the world, touring into next year.

So what will the new show be called? I hear you ask.

Usually, he uses the title to set the tone for the evening, with 'Animals', 'Politics', 'Science', 'Fame', 'Humanity', and 'Super Nature' all doing the job previously.

And today, the 63-year-old revealed the name of his new set, the decidedly cheery 'Mortality'.

So if you think his previous sets have been a tad dark, I reckon you can expect much more of the same.

Speaking to LADbible ahead of the tour, Gervais gave us a hint at what fans can expect from the show.

He's back. (Netflix)
He's back. (Netflix)

"We’re all gonna die," he said. "May as well have a laugh about it. Mortality looks at the absurdities of life. And death. Bring it on.”

If you fancy getting in early and checking out one of Gervais' warm-up gigs, then you're in luck, as tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (28 June) at 10am.

The first eight shows will be:

Cambridge, Corn Exchange – Monday 1 July 2024, 7pm

London, Leicester Square Theatre - Tuesday 2 July, 4pm

Woking, New Victoria Theatre – Monday 8 July, 7.30pm

Woking, New Victoria Theatre – Tuesday 9 July, 7.30pm

Crawley, The Hawth Theatre – Monday 15 July, 7pm

Crawley, The Hawth Theatre – Tuesday 16 July, 7pm

London, Leicester Square Theatre – Monday 29 July, 7pm

London, Leicester Square Theatre – Tuesday 30 July, 7pm

Ricky Gervais is going back on the road with his brand new world tour, 'Mortality'. (Supplied)
Ricky Gervais is going back on the road with his brand new world tour, 'Mortality'. (Supplied)

But if you're not able to make it to any of these or the tour itself, fear not, because just like his previous shows, a special is being filmed for Netflix.

Last year, a petition was set up demanding a joke about terminally ill children be removed from the Netflix special.

Responding to the upset at the time, Gervais told BBC Radio 5 Lives’ Nihal Arthanayake: "In the actual skit, I say ‘I’ve been doing a lot of video messages lately for terminally ill children. Only if they request it. I don’t burst into hospitals and say, ‘wake up baldy’.

"I’m literally saying in the joke that I don’t do that. But people have a reaction. They don’t analyse it. They feel something – that’s what offence is. It’s a feeling. That’s why ‘I’m offended’ is quite meaningless. What do you want me to change?"

And as for a message to those who set it up, the comedian added: "Good luck. That’s what I say to them. Good luck. I’ll even retweet it."

You can get tickets for his warm-up shows here.

Featured Image Credit: David J Hogan/Getty / Supplied

Topics: Ricky Gervais, Entertainment, The Office