Ricky Gervais: Humanity

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Ricky Gervais returns to the stage with his characteristic wit and distinct edginess, but the performance verges on cruel when his mockery seemingly overtakes his own Humanity.



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Filmed at the Apollo Hammersmith in London, the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning British comedian returns to the stage in London with a scathing special that touches on aging, becoming spoiled, his perspective on having kids and more.


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  • Even when a few genuine spontaneous smiles sneak through, "Humanity" has the air of something Gervais feels obliged to do, either to feed some nonexistent need to bolster his cred as Bad Boy of Comedy.

    Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

    Steve Greene

    Top Critic
  • Inflating his ego is part of what you're paying for with Gervais, but this is irritating even for him.

    Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

    Brian Welk

    Top Critic
  • Thanks to Netflix, billions of people around the world now think they can justify their hate with mediocre jokes as well.

    Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

    Jude Dry

    Top Critic
  • His gift for obscenity is authentic and sometimes breathtaking, and he's an equal-opportunity satirist. He can make everyone uneasy and sometimes that's the most necessary, incendiary kind of comedy.

    Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's likely some will interpret what the British comedian intends as wit to be wrongdoing instead.

    Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

    Erin Jensen

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • It's baffling that Gervais can have so much reverence for physical evolution and so little for intellectual evolution.

    Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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