Monday, June 20, 2011

Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special

Ricky Gervais' television programs The Office and Extras were like a breath of fresh air for the comedic world and in 2008 he brought his distinct and extremely funny comic stylings to New York City for a standup special, which is the profession where he got his start. More or less bringing his David Brent persona to the stage, Gervais offers his take on charity work, AIDS, The Holocaust, obesity, and America in general. The material isn't the most inspired work, as it consists moreso of stories than personal observations, but Gervais is such a naturally funny individual, making this a mostly funny affair.