Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (DVD)
The star and co-creator of the BBC hit TV comedy series The
Office now brings his unique brand of comedy to the live stage
in a one man show.
In this DVD, recorded live at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London, Ricky
Gervais gives his own unique insight into the animal kingdom...
Remarkably for someone who doesn't claim to
be either an actor or a professional stand-up comic, Ricky Gervais
has now triumphed in both fields.
Animals Live is his one-man show at London's Bloomsbury Theatre
during which the star of The Office ("That's two BAFTA Awards")
presents a "lecture" on the animal kingdom in a shameless
bid to inherit David Attenborough's mantle, since the old boy is
getting on a bit and can't last forever.
The subject is loose and broad enough to allow for plenty of digressions
and amiable ramblings about sex, childhood, war and, of course,
There's something of Eddie Izzard's style in Gervais's approach,
especially noticeable when he dissects the Biblical Genesis story
for its absurdities; and he has also learned lessons from the father
of his Office co-star Lucy Davis, Jasper Carrott.
In the best segment, and one that's pure Carrott Confidential, Gervais
reads out genuine animal "facts" from a website and comments
gleefully upon them.
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