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Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais is an English comedian, author, actor, director, producer, screenwriter and former pop musician. He achieved mainstream fame with his television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras,[…]

The comedian offers a preview of the stand-up routine, Science.

Question: What do you make of smart people?

Gervais:    Yeah.  I was talking to Karl Pilkington about Einstein.  And he went, “What was so great about him?”  I said, “Well, you know, he formulated these amazing theories, obviously, relativity.”  And he went, “Yeah, I sort of read about that.”  He said, “Thing is, E equals MC squared is you should have never used that in my life.”  He said, “The bloke who invented the video recorder…” He said, “I watched one week.”  Brilliant.  Nailed Einstein, slammed. 

Question: What will the stand-up routine Science be like?

Gervais:    Yeah.  Well, it’s… it’s an exploration to everything rational and non-rational.  So I look into things like, you know, racism, homophobia, the Bible, you know, all the classic… all the classics there, Hitler.  Yeah.  And I just… I got to talk to people for an hour or so, so… I mean, it’s… it’s sort of classic observational comedy, done with a little twist, really.