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Ricky Gervais says he ‘wants to try and get cancelled’ with new standup show


Ricky Gervais has joked he will deliberately try and get cancelled ahead of his next standup tour.

The 60 year old discussed the bold approach to his new tour and the co-creator of The Office will be flexing every comedic muscle at his disposal.

The comedian explained to Heat magazine how he will navigate his way through these more sensitive times.

He explained: “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.”

Never afraid to make light of any topic, Ricky quipped, “I’m treating it like it’s my last one ever. It won’t be, but I want to put everything into it.



Ricky Gervais has revealed his plans to try and get himself cancelled with his next tour
Ricky Gervais has revealed his plans to try and get himself cancelled with his next tour



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Ricky Gervais will soon release Armageddon, the title of his next stand up routine

“I want to try and get cancelled. No, I just want to go all-out there.”

The comedian, who alongside Stephen Merchant won several BAFTAs portraying David Brent, revealed more about his next venture.

“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 shared.



Ricky Gervais and Kerry Godliman have appeared in Derek and After Life together

The star also revealed his next plans for TV. Ricky mused: “As for the next scripted thing, Netflix said I could either do a fourth season of After Life or the first season of something new.”

“And I’m going for something new. That feels very exciting. I’ll keep going for as long as I’m allowed.”

Viewers were recently treated to the third and final series of After Life after the popular show returned to Netflix.



The star recently wrapped things up with After Life after three series
The comedian recently wrapped things up with After Life after three series

His co-star and comedian Kerri Godliman told OK! what it was like acting with the Golden Globes presenter.

When asked about the reaction to After Life, the actress told us: “I’m overwhelmed. My kids showed me people on Gogglebox watching After Life, crying and in pieces. It was really amazing watching people react to it.”

She added: “Whenever people say, ‘What happens with Lisa in the next series?’ I’m like, ‘Erm, she’s still dead.’ It’s a real gift of a part for me. She’s not in it much at all but she’s so integral to it.”



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The Office star will be penning a new TV series soon after finishing After Life

OK! also quizzed her on what the stand up was like as a boss and the Derek actress praised her fellow actor.

Kerri, who plays the wife Lis) of Ricky’s grieving character Tony in After Life, said: “He’s easygoing. People always want to know what Ricky is like but they already do because what you see is Ricky.

“There isn’t another persona that he’s hiding. I think the fact he is authentic is part of his success. That Ricky you know from stand-up and TV, that’s him.”

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