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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Curb Your Dwarfism
24 December 2011 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

You hear that? It's the sound of a barrel's bottom being scraped. Ricky and Steve are not just out of ideas, they're plagiarizing efforts by better writers as well as their own past successes.

Warwick Davis stars as himself in a mockumentary of his daily life, which includes ritual humiliations and an endless downward spiral. It's grim, ugly, unpleasant, depressing, morbid, and thoroughly repugnant stuff. The writing and production of this show is a career low and a massive misjudgement.

The main 'inspiration' is, no doubt, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Ricky Gervais adores Larry David to the point of obsession. But what he and Steve utterly fail to realize is that Curb is populated with complex, layered characters. Larry is a jerk, but he's kind and fair. Jeff is a cheating slob, but he'll do anything for Larry. Susie is witch, but she's loyal and forgiving.

There is not a SINGLE likable character in Life's Too Short. Each and every one of them is featured for the sole purpose of creating awkward situations regardless of logic, reason, or common sense. Why doesn't Warwick fire these people? Why doesn't he distance himself from those that make his life even worse? The lazy accountant is a poor facsimile of Merchant's Darren Lamb character from Extras (itself a rip-off or Curb). The Cheryl character (a name stolen from Curb) is a carbon copy of Maggie. There's nothing original here at all.

Ricky needs to worm his way out of Larry David's rear-end and come up with something new, dynamic and innovative if he and Merchant don't want to be regarded as one-trick ponies. Life's Too Short is derivative and joyless. No amount of tacked-on celebrity cameos can make something like this worthwhile.


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