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28th March 2007, 21:31
Does anyone here find Ricky Gervais funny?

Personally I don't and I cannot stand the guy.

The Office was mildly amusing for the fact that many of the office jokes were true to life for anyone who has ever worked in an office, but his character in The Office wasn't funny to me in the slightest.

And I have not found any of his work since leaving the series at all amusing. Extras was a completely boring endurance test to sit through a whole episode. And he cannot act to save his life. His role in "Night at the Museum" is proof of that.

Some even proclaim him as the funniest man to have ever lived! :blink: Have these people not watched comedy before? Monty Python, Morecambe and Wise, The Two Ronnies... all great examples of true humour. Something Gervais seems to have missing from anything I've ever seen him do.

All I have ever managed to work out is that his "comedy" consists of his own self belittlement. Other than that I'm stumped to work out why so many people even consider him a comedian.

And his smile! That has to be the biggest thing I hate about him. It's not even a real smile, more a smirk that reflects his misconception of greatness.

Demon Cleaner
28th March 2007, 21:59
Who's that? A UK guy? Gervais is a french company that makes yoghurt products since 1872, and merged together with Danone in 1967 :lol:

28th March 2007, 22:10
Ive only ever seen the American version of the office, which many people didnt like, but I found it funny. So no idea who you are on about. :lol:

28th March 2007, 23:18
That just goes to prove one thing. How can he possible be the greatest comedian of all time if no one outside of the UK has even heard of him! I rest my case.

29th March 2007, 02:45
He has a weird name too...Gervais?

29th March 2007, 21:08
He's quite funny but when the gag misses, it really is a stinker.

I liked it when he was on the 11 o'clock show and the whole gag was he would say something really deeply offensive and the host (Iain Lee) would act all pissed off and throw him out in disgrace.

29th March 2007, 21:15
But that is just him acting normally isn't it? I don't find him funny in the slightest as his "gags" are not amusing in a humorous sense, more a vulgar and humiliating way.

29th March 2007, 21:23
I guess it could be his regular persona, although when I was watching it I felt that it was mostly an act, yes he probably is a bit of an asshole at times but the whole thing is really played up for the camera, like a caricature in a way I guess.

I can see why people like him a lot, and also why others don't. Personally I kinda like it but it's not that great and I don't really go out of my way to watch him. I've never seen an episode of Extras.

31st March 2007, 14:35
Must admit, I'm a fan.
Morcambe and Wise?
You must be joking.
Monty Python are still the kings of comedy.

1st April 2007, 05:12
Ah, yes. The Argument Clinic. The Spanish Inquisition. The Ministry of Silly Walks. The Fish-Slapping Dance. Pure gold all of them. :)

2nd April 2007, 14:49
I've always been a big Monty Python fan. I've got the complete DVD boxset of all of their series, plus all of the films. Pure genius.