Ricky Gervais Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008)
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Ricky Gervais is a powerhouse of a man. For those who are unfamiliar,he is a touring stand-up comedian,the creator/writer/director/producer/lead actor of the UK (and original) version of the Office,and he occasionally appears in American movies (Ghost Town,Night at the Museum 1 and 2). I had never seen his stand-up before I recorded this special on HBO,but I already assumed I would like it. Gervais delivers in a 70+ minute special with all sorts of taboo subjects. It's very much like Sarah Silverman's Jesus is Magic special,but with no songs or distracting sketches. Gervais discusses a wide variety of subjects,from AIDS, to elephants swimming,to glory holes, to encores, to the Holocaust. Yep,he goes there. And it's funny.He also somehow ends up doing numerous animal imitations,all of which involve animals speaking perfect English. It's very hard to write a review of a stand-up special,because its tough to compare it to other specials. Stand-up is so unique,while comedies or action movies rarely change. All I can say is Gervais' special Out of England is worth the effort to see. But a word of advice-do not watch with your parents,kids or grand-parents. Very,very inappropriate humour here (see what I did there,with the 'u' because he's British and all!...sorry).
Gervais is a funny comedian, and he has some great material, but this stand-up special would have been better with the omission of some pointless gay jokes. I'm still a fan, but with some reservations.
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