Ricky Gervais Announces ‘Mortality’ Tour, Plans For New Netflix Special

Comedian Ricky Gervais on Thursday announced “Ricky Gervais: Mortality”,” a tour he’ll head out on later this year, which will run through the end of 2025 and culminate in a new special for Netflix.

The special will be Gervais’ fourth for the streamer, on the heels of Armageddon, Humanity and SuperNature. Released last year, Armageddon was No. 1 on Netflix’s most-watched list for a period, earning him the inaugural Golden Globe recognizing stand-up comics. That special came on the heels of a record-breaking international tour, which saw him sell out 85 arena dates and set a Guinness world record at the Hollywood Bowl with the highest-grossing stand-up performance in history.

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In a statement on his new tour, Gervais said, “We’re all gonna die. May as well have a laugh about it. Mortality looks at the absurdities of life. And death. Bring it on.”

The winner of four Golden Globes, two Emmys and seven BAFTAs, Gervais is one of the most influential British comedians still working. Previously creating and starring in the acclaimed series After Life for Netflix, he’s also the creator and star of comedies Extras and Derek and the original UK version of The Office.

Known for his biting humor and sharp social commentary, Gervais has hosted the Golden Globes awards five times, most recently in 2020. Other past comedy specials from him include Ricky Gervais: Out of England 1 & 2, Fame, Politics, and Animals. As an actor, he’s also been seen in multiple Night at the Museum films, as well as Muppets Most Wanted, Cemetery Junction, The Invention of Lying, Ghost Town and other titles.

Gervais is repped by United Agents, WME, MHA Management, and Nelson Davis.


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