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15 November 2008 (USA) See more »
Award-winning actor/comedian Ricky Gervais' first-ever HBO stand-up special features his unique takes on such disparate issues as fund-raising, autism, fame, nursery rhymes, Nazis, moronic friends, obesity and more. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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Ricky Gervais ... Himself

Directed by
John Moffitt 
Writing credits
Ricky Gervais (written by)

Produced by
Benn Fleishman .... supervising producer
Ricky Gervais .... executive producer
Cynthia Kistler .... associate producer
John Moffitt .... producer
Pat Tourk Lee .... producer
Film Editing by
Booey Kober 
Art Direction by
Ryan Kravetz 
Makeup Department
Kim Sicurella-Barnes .... makeup artist (as Kim Sicurella)
Production Management
Jason Adams .... production manager: Phil McIntyre Entertainment (USA Ltd.)
Crystal Sanchez .... production supervisor
Leslie E. Vincent .... post-production supervisor (as Leslie Vincent)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sandra Restrepo .... associate director
Sound Department
John Bates .... sound: a2
Al Centrella .... audio mixer
Bob La Masney .... post-production audio (as Bob Lamasney)
Steve Lettie .... sound: a2
Josh Morton .... post production audio
Paul Sandweiss .... post production audio
Adam Scott .... sound designer: Phil McIntyre Entertainment (USA Ltd.)
Visual Effects by
Vincent Jimenez .... graphic designer (as Vince Jimenez)
Wilt Manglicmot .... graphic designer
Juli Pritchard .... graphic designer
Camera and Electrical Department
John Cokefair .... videotape
John Coppola .... video truck engineer
John Ellar .... gaffer
John Kosmaczewski .... camera operator (as John 'Kosmo' Kosmaczewski)
Jay Millard .... camera operator
Arturo Ollandini .... lighting designer
Matty Randazzo .... video control
Carlos Rios .... camera operator
Tim Rogers .... lighting board operator
Jimmie Scurti .... camera operator (as Jim Scurti)
David Smith .... camera operator
Ron Washburn .... camera operator
Paul Wolf .... video truck engineer
Other crew
Ramsey Alkaysi .... utility
Bob Benedetti .... head utility
Sarah Cowperthwaite .... travel coordinator
Mike Cunningham .... utility
Anthony De Fonzo .... utility (as Anthony Defonzo)
Schuyler Finn .... production assistant
Matthew Harvey .... tour manager: Phil McIntyre Entertainment (USA Ltd.)
John Heneghan .... utility
Jesse McLaren .... production assistant
Andrea Naier .... stage manager
Amy Raugust .... production assistant
Alan Reback .... production accountant
Crystal Sanchez .... production supervisor
Ricky Sanchez .... production assistant
Cheryl Sheppard .... production accountant
Hilary Siegel .... production coordinator
Ed Smith .... promoter: Phil McIntyre Entertainment (USA Ltd.)
Adam D. Sussman .... assistant: producers (as Adam Sussman)
Joe Valentino .... staging supervisor
Jim Washburn .... utility
Keith Winikoff .... technical director
Michele Zugschwerdt .... script supervisor
Alan Adelman .... special thanks

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6 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A Bit Disappointing, 30 November 2008
Author: Jon Death from United States

I was expecting a well written comedy routine comparable to the success of the Chris Rock HBO stand up specials but, it just doesn't compare. I suppose at the same time, it can't be compared to Dane Cook's hour and a half HBO stand up special which was an absolute disaster. It's an hour and a half with about 6 decent jokes and an endless build up to punchlines that quite simply weren't funny.

Basically you get Ricky Gervais being Ricky Gervais for the fans. The comedy is there but it's amusing comedy rather than funny or hilarious comedy. There is a lot of build up to punch lines or resolves that tickle the funny bone rather than shatter it.

Let me also inject, it has nothing to do with British comedy vs American comedy. I've seen plenty of stand up shows like his on HBO from comedians that were on the same level. A witty, amusing routine that showcased the performer's personality rather than the performers ability to write and perform. Honestly, I would be incredibly disappointed to have paid top dollar to see him then get a stand up comedy routine so very lacking in stand up comedy. I don't feel these performances are properly labeled or categorized for what they are. Like Kevin Smith did his video An Evening With Kevin Smith. It was very informative, story telling and humorous but, it wasn't a stand up comedy routine. While be it different from the performance Ricky gives, it's still coming from the same plain.

Don't get me wrong, it's an enjoyable act, it's just not filled with side splitting humor like most of us would expect from Rick.

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