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.
Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows, basically that being what is purely British. As such, ... See full summary »
As anticipated, the brutality and darkness of the humor is at its peak with a hint of maturity that has always been present in it, is probably the reason why it might surpass the previous stand-up shows (but for me, Out Of England 2 will be the best). Ricky Gervais keeps the material flowing and smooth throughout the course of it and not making it come off as homework which is where it excels for despite it ticks for more than an hour, he sweeps away the runtime like a charm. As usual, the essence and the objective remain intact, on its varied topics that narrows it down to something more meaningful than was expected. Humanity may not be Ricky's best but it certainly is witty, raw and contrary to its premise, human.
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