Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ricky gervais is funny but...

What's with his awful podcasts? What is going on? He and his mates generate this rambling, poxy sub-Derek and Clive nonsense, and it's horrible to listen to not just because it's horrible, but also because RG periodically erupts in this animalistic screech laughter which makes all thinking people wince. In fact, that is pretty much his contribution, I suppose sometimes he gets the ball rolling but otherwise it's down to Karl and Stephen to be funny around him. And now, apparently, he's pushing out these so-called audiobooks along the lines of 'The Ricky Gervais Guide To...' which is just him putting down these other people in a weird way. It doesn't work, it's a train wreck, as opposed to a bus or laundry van pedestrian incident. That said, I am really looking forward to seeing The Invention of Lying.

example.

3 comments:

boy moritz said...

Anthony Lane has him for lunch over at the New Yorker.

Francis Xavier Holden said...

I don't know what they are like now but I've got three or so of the very first free ones from a few years back and they are as funny as buggery - not because of Gervais but mostly Karl.

David said...

I heard some of those which was mainly why I was interested in the new stuff but talk about spreading oneself too thin.