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Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (2004)

Video  -  Documentary | Comedy  -  15 November 2004 (UK)
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A year after Animals, Ricky Gervais comes back with his second stand up comedy tour: Politics.

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A year after Animals, Ricky Gervais comes back with his second stand up comedy tour: Politics.

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Some very funny bits, but a bit disappointing, to be honest
14 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

This surprisingly short follow-up to Gervais's excellent Animals stand-up show has a fair bit to write home about but is also notable as a bit of a wasted opportunity. Ricky is his typical cynical, warmly sarcastic self and he plays this to typically great effect. Highlights of the show include a running joke about Humpty Dumpty that gets funnier and funnier the more it goes along simply for how absurd it becomes as well as a gag about a leaflet some uni friends made during his years there about alternatives to anal sex. But for a show about politics, Gervais wonders off topic quite a lot. It's amazing how he doesn't do any gags involving current events or Tony Blair, which, if done right, could have brought the house down. And, as it is, this can only be seen as a wasted opportunity in many ways. ***


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