Life's Too Short (2011– )

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The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces.

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 Warwick Davis (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Ricky Gervais (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Stephen Merchant (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Cheryl (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Steve Brody ...
 Accountant (6 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jo Enright ...
 Sue (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
Shaun Williamson ...
 Shaun Williamson (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Amy (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Les Dennis (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Matthew Holness ...
 Ian (3 episodes, 2011)
Keith Chegwin ...
 Keith Chegwin (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Peter Bonner ...
 Little Pete / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sarah Bennett ...
 Ebony / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Colin Hoult ...
 Bryan / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jon Key ...
 Anthony (2 episodes, 2011)
Raymond Griffiths ...
 Ray (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
George Appleby ...
 Dan (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Lauren Barrand ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2011)
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The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces.

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He's big on ego. And a little short on everything else.

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Reach for the stars
3 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With Extras finished Gervais and Merchant wanted to mine the same path. This time Gervais & Merchant play a version of themselves as some sort of comedy producers/agents with Warwick Davis as a showbiz dwarf, rather egoistical and selfish but also fallen on hard times.

It is a mockumentary and rather absurdist. Davis is not likable and we think his heart is in the right place although as a talent agent for other dwarfs he takes the best acting parts for himself. Its hard to sympathise for him but easier to cringe although Davis does offer a lot of physical comedy.

There is also the sidebar of Gervais and Merchant with his usual team of Les Dennis, Keith Chegwin and Barry from Eastenders who are joined by a star cameo each week such as Liam Neeson popping up wanting more comedy parts which is a throwback to their previous series 'Extras.'

Still like Extras there is enough to make it work, the cameos are amusing, Davis is entertaining as he bravely soldiers on and his hapless accountant provides the laughs.

The show only lasted one series and was wrapped up in a special one off episode where Val Kilmer turned up as Batman and Davis is softened up slightly and understands the need to be less selfish.


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