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Re: The "Ricky Gervais is a cunt on Twitter" thread [split topic]
« Reply #720 on: August 30, 2017, 03:13:59 PM »
I find if you don't actively search out his twitter Ricky Gervais ceases to exist. 2 year gap in this thread, case in point. Still haven't even seen the Brent film (though I am morbidly curious). The only thing he can do to get me interested is more Derek. I genuinely want more Derek. He can online-bully as many people as he likes as long as he acts disabled/not-disabled (depending on which interpretation gets him most plaudits) in a show that's legitimately baffling in it's shittiness.

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« Reply #721 on: August 30, 2017, 03:26:45 PM »
Yes, I too want more Derek. The original run and the special was genuinely the comedy event of the decade so far.

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« Reply #722 on: August 30, 2017, 03:39:21 PM »
Set up a petition.

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« Reply #723 on: August 30, 2017, 03:45:36 PM »
Still haven't even seen the Brent film (though I am morbidly curious).
I would say it's just about the exact sweet spot for not bothering with - neither good enough to enjoy, nor bad enough to get any great mileage from slagging off. The highlights on either side: a couple of the songs were half-decent and he can still more or less 'do' David Brent (enjoy), the sympathetic ending is so unearned and jarring that you can't help but compare it to Derek (slag off).

Re: The "Ricky Gervais is a cunt on Twitter" thread [split topic]
« Reply #724 on: October 16, 2017, 10:43:34 AM »
https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/919845115551678464

While you're on the subject, is there another series of 'Derek' in the pipeline?

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Re: The "Ricky Gervais is a cunt on Twitter" thread [split topic]
« Reply #725 on: October 16, 2017, 11:34:17 AM »
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Well, to me, racist, homophobic and sexist jokes tick the "lame" box.

Simply glorious!

Re: The "Ricky Gervais is a cunt on Twitter" thread [split topic]
« Reply #726 on: October 16, 2017, 03:30:56 PM »
https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/919845115551678464

While you're on the subject, is there another series of 'Derek' in the pipeline?

Ha he got a bot that just cycles these pearls of wisdom at random?

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« Reply #727 on: October 16, 2017, 03:49:50 PM »
What a piece of work, this twitter feed. One day people will appreciate his post-Extras critical evanescence when this feed is reappraised and recognised as the work of a brilliant man


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Re: The "Ricky Gervais is a cunt on Twitter" thread [split topic]
« Reply #728 on: May 16, 2018, 08:45:47 AM »
Ricky's guide to how trans people should respond to his jokes

https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/996373866074263553?s=19

Ricky's guide to internet civility
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https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/996500122614882304?s=19


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« Reply #729 on: May 16, 2018, 12:01:36 PM »
What a genuine and natural-looking pair of conversations.

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« Reply #730 on: May 16, 2018, 12:10:37 PM »
I enjoy and understand comedy.

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« Reply #731 on: May 16, 2018, 12:32:23 PM »
Seeing as Ricky's defence against criticism - whether privately expressed by a bartender in Sheffield or tweeted directly to the freethinking super-atheist himself - is that he lives higher up the capitalist hierarchy than his slovenly, ordinarily-waged critics, I'd like for a billionaire to tell him he's shit. See how he handles that one.

Bragging about the size of one's bank account to deflect artistic criticism. David Brent really is on the road. Well done, you've achieved luxurious wealth in a fundamentally unequal society. Kindness is magic, is it? It's free, mate. 

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« Reply #732 on: May 16, 2018, 02:13:42 PM »
Ricky's a firm believer in Worthington's Law: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke9iShKzZmM

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Re: The "Ricky Gervais is a cunt on Twitter" thread [split topic]
« Reply #733 on: May 16, 2018, 02:18:40 PM »
this needs to be tweeted to him every single time he refers to his wealth

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« Reply #734 on: May 16, 2018, 04:44:32 PM »
How many people on here has he blocked?  I mean he's famous for engaging with the haters and the Twitter mongs but I think I merely pointed out how paper thin the plot of Dirk was and bingo-bango yer blocked pal.

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« Reply #735 on: May 16, 2018, 05:03:43 PM »
Ricky's guide to how trans people should respond to his jokes

https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/996373866074263553?s=19

Ricky's guide to internet civility
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https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/996500122614882304?s=19

Damage limitations.

His response above would be fine if there was an ounce of balance to his work. Every time he attacks a minority with his shitty 'irony' he never even attempts to take a shot at the other side. Race, disabilities, gender issues, it's always the same. One-way punching down, conveniently sidestepping the opportunity to say what he really thinks, as admitted in those tweets.

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« Reply #736 on: May 16, 2018, 05:59:07 PM »
I wonder if at any point in the last day it's occurred to him that the fact that a transgender woman has had to (treading very carefully because if she's anything other than absurdly polite then he'll fucking roast her and show off to his followers that another 'millenial' has been 'triggered') actually ask him does he hate people like her, that the fact that that's happened might mean his veil of irony isn't actually very obvious after all?

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« Reply #737 on: May 16, 2018, 06:01:00 PM »
Depends, is she poorer than him?

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« Reply #738 on: May 16, 2018, 06:05:38 PM »
When has he done a joke about trans people? Don't remember David Brent or Andy Millman hilariously being offensive to one.

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« Reply #739 on: May 16, 2018, 06:09:35 PM »
There's some fresh, witty, original stuff in the new Humanity show. A bit of it transcribed here, in text form and out of context, admittedly.

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« Reply #740 on: May 16, 2018, 06:13:13 PM »
Oh yeah. Well his onstage persona isn't a fucking 'childish misinformed man who gets it wrong' is it?

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« Reply #741 on: May 16, 2018, 06:16:51 PM »
Apparently.

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I play a childish misinformed privileged guy who pretends to be above it all but then gets it wrong.

It's satirical, you see. When the audience laugh at his bit about identifying as a chimp and taking the piss out of transgender terminology, they're not thinking 'too right, it's all gone a bit too far' - they're actually laughing at the very idea that a childish idiot would go onstage and say such things.

It's the sort of thing Stewart Lee would like to do.

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« Reply #742 on: May 16, 2018, 06:25:27 PM »
Don’t really find the stuff in Humanity any more transphobic than say for instance Chris Rock’s more recent stand up specials. When the other side talk of the horrifyingness of dead-naming and the cruel comedy of mocking people and telling jokes you got to tell either side ‘Ricky, put more effort into your stand up’ and ‘Trans rights people, lighten up’.

Re: The "Ricky Gervais is a cunt on Twitter" thread [split topic]
« Reply #743 on: May 16, 2018, 06:26:49 PM »
Damage limitations.

His response above would be fine if there was an ounce of balance to his work. Every time he attacks a minority with his shitty 'irony' he never even attempts to take a shot at the other side. Race, disabilities, gender issues, it's always the same. One-way punching down, conveniently sidestepping the opportunity to say what he really thinks, as admitted in those tweets.

He fucking blew it with m*nggate, if not before that, where the line between his terminally ignorant onstage persona and his personal prejudices became much more blurred. The most generous attitude you can take towards him is that he doesn’t really care whether or not his routines get lapped up by more proactive bigots, as long as his coffers keep getting stuffed with Netflix loot.

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Re: The "Ricky Gervais is a cunt on Twitter" thread [split topic]
« Reply #744 on: May 16, 2018, 06:36:41 PM »
Oh yeah. Well his onstage persona isn't a fucking 'childish misinformed man who gets it wrong' is it?

A) he's nicked that off Stewart Lee

B) he must constantly be in character then, on Twitter, In interviews etc

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« Reply #745 on: May 16, 2018, 06:51:20 PM »
It's an elaborate Andy Kaufman style act where he's been playing a shit comedian for the last 10 years.

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Re: The "Ricky Gervais is a cunt on Twitter" thread [split topic]
« Reply #746 on: May 16, 2018, 06:52:18 PM »
I miss the "it was a social experiment" excuse.

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« Reply #747 on: May 16, 2018, 08:41:09 PM »
I wonder if at any point in the last day it's occurred to him that the fact that a transgender woman has had to (treading very carefully because if she's anything other than absurdly polite then he'll fucking roast her and show off to his followers that another 'millenial' has been 'triggered') actually ask him does he hate people like her, that the fact that that's happened might mean his veil of irony isn't actually very obvious after all?

Exactly. He's still an aggressive and belligerent knob when he drops his on-stage "persona" so he can't really act surprised when someone believes he truly means the stuff he churns out.

I remember when when he did Meet Ricky Gervais and did an off-colour joke about immigrants and the racist members of the crowd cheered their support. Later on XFM he complained about being misunderstood and wondered if he had to call himself Billy Bigot so the crowd understood he was acting as an ironic character.

That was 18 years ago. He'll never learn.

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Re: The "Ricky Gervais is a cunt on Twitter" thread [split topic]
« Reply #748 on: May 16, 2018, 08:48:20 PM »
Don’t really find the stuff in Humanity any more transphobic than say for instance Chris Rock’s more recent stand up specials. When the other side talk of the horrifyingness of dead-naming and the cruel comedy of mocking people and telling jokes you got to tell either side ‘Ricky, put more effort into your stand up’ and ‘Trans rights people, lighten up’.

What transphobic material was Rock doing?

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« Reply #749 on: May 17, 2018, 01:40:18 PM »
So he's taking the Tim Heidecker angle here, playing a fictional version of himself.

That's a new one.