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Anyone still mourning the loss of Afterlife (so, everyone) will be thrilled to hear that the release date for Ricky Gervais’s newest Netflix show has been confirmed.
The streaming giant announced on Twitter on Monday (2 May) that Gervais’s comedy special SuperNature will drop on 24 May, and from what we’ve seen of the stand-up show so far, it’s set to be killer.
Announcing the show’s release on his own Twitter page on Monday, Gervais also shared a snippet from the special, giving his 14.7 million followers a taste of his newest comedy act.
Standing on stage in a black t-shirt and trousers, the world-famous comedian can be heard saying to the audience: “Welcome to my show. It’s not a show, there’s no dancers or jugglers. It’s basically a bloke talking, which is essentially what stand-up comedy is.”
SuperNature is the second comedy special Gervais has produced for Netflix, his first being 2018’s Humanity.
Netflix has billed SuperNature as ‘Gervais’s take on the rules of comedy, spoiling his cats and how super actual nature is’.
Filmed across the UK and Europe last year, SuperNature was shot at iconic venues including the London Palladium, Birmingham’s Utilita Arena and the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
Writing for SundayWorld, Kevin Palmer declared Gervais’ Dublin run as ‘triumphant’.
Palmer added: “Gervais touches on his uncomfortable medical examinations, how he is dealing with life now that he has toasted his 60th birthday and a series of topics most comedians would avoid for fear of being struck down by the apology police.”
But SuperNature isn’t the only thing Gervais has up his sleeve at the moment. In a Twitter post shared on Monday, The Office creator also touched upon another new project, titled Armageddon, which he said is ‘a work in process’.
Back in February, Gervais confirmed to heat that he’s put ‘everything’ into Armageddon and that he ‘can't wait’ to start on the project.
“One thing I've decided to definitely do, and can't wait to start on, is my new stand-up show, which is going to be called Armageddon,” he explained.
"I'm treating it like it's my last one ever. It won't be, but I want to put everything into it.”
He added: "I want to try and get cancelled. No, I just want to go all-out there.
"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."
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