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Ted Sarandos Defends Controversial Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais Specials: “Everything’s Not Going to Be for Everybody”

Ted Sarandos is once again defending Dave Chapelle, as well as Ricky Gervais’ recent controversial comedy special, pointing to Netflix’s position on free speech. In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times published Saturday spanning everything from bidding wars to his childhood in Arizona, the streamer’s co-CEO spoke about the backlash to the comedians’ […]

Comedian James Acaster’s Takedown of Ricky Gervais Trends Following Anti-Trans Netflix Special

Ricky Gervais’ new Netflix special SuperNature caused predictable outrage due to the comedian’s jokes aimed at transgender people, but now a clip from fellow Brit funnyman James Acaster has begun to trend on social media, in which “edgy comics” like Gervais are mocked for punching down on vulnerable groups. The clip, taken from Acaster’s 2019 […]

Ricky Gervais Netflix Special Draws Fire for Graphic Trans Women Jokes

Ricky Gervais’ new Netflix special has stirred up a swift backlash over his use of shock humor at the expense of trans women. Only minutes into his latest special for the streaming giant, Gervais jokes: “I love the new women. The new ones we’ve been seeing lately. The ones with beards and cocks. They’re as […]

Ricky Gervais Posts Alopecia Joke Mocking Oscars Slapping Incident

Ricky Gervais has entered the chat. The British comedian and five-time Golden Globes host has weighed in on the infamous Oscars slap. Gervais, of course, went right for the most sensitive part of the whole Will Smith vs. Chris Rock head-smacking incident. The comedian posted a scene from his acclaimed U.K. version of The Office […]

Paramount Lands Animated ‘Blazing Samurai’ Starring Mel Brooks, Michael Cera (Exclusive)

Paramount Animation has landed the animated feature Blazing Samurai, which has an A-list voice cast led by Michael Cera. The studio acquired the movie from GFM Animation for North America and other key international territories, setting a U.S. release of July 22, 2022. Along with Cera, the voice cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, […]

Ricky Gervais, Natasha Lyonne, JB Smoove Join ‘Fables’ Voice Cast (Exclusive)

Bron Digital has signed up a slate of A-list voices for Fables, a new animated series that will launch the animated division of production group Bron Media Corp (Joker, Judas and the Black Messiah). Among the talents lending their voices to the series are Jemaine Clement (What We Do in the Shadows), Natasha Lyonne (Russian […]

U.K. ‘Office’ Producer Ash Atalla Says “It Still Shocks” Him When Hollywood Hires Non-Disabled Actors for Disabled Characters

Ash Atalla, an award-winning producer of series like The Office and The It Crowd, is calling out the industry’s hiring of non-disabled actors to play disabled characters. Atalla, who spoke to the U.K.’s Sunday Times for a recent interview, says it still shocks him that — despite ongoing conversations and objections from the disability community […]

Ricky Gervais Clarifies ‘The Office’ Cancel Culture Remarks

Ricky Gervais on Friday clarified remarks he made concerning his legendary sitcom The Office and cancel culture. In a recent interview with the BBC, the comic-actor was talking about The Office turning 20 and made a joke about the show being retroactively canceled due to offensive jokes. “I mean now it would be canceled. I’m […]

Ricky Gervais “Shocked and Appalled” at Charlie Hanson Sexual Misconduct Claims

Ricky Gervais has spoken out after his frequent collaborator and After Life producer Charlie Hanson was accused of sexual misconduct by 11 women, according to a report in U.K. newspaper The Times. “I am shocked and appalled to learn of the historical allegations made by a number of women against Charlie Hanson,” Gervais said in […]

Being Funny Now “Is Kind of Our Duty”: Ricky Gervais, Ramy Youssef, Kenan Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani and Dan Levy in the Comedy Actor Roundtable

Five top actors sound off on seeking laughter, relevance and killer abs: "I really bump up against this idea that comedy can change things."

‘The Willoughbys’ Viewed by 37.6 Million in First Month, Netflix Claims

'The Willoughbys,' executive produced and narrated by Ricky Gervais, has been watched by 37.6 million households since bowing April 22 on Netflix, according to the streamer.

How I’m Living Now: Ricky Gervais, Comedian

The comic talks about the future of stand-up, the impact on "After Life" and his philosophy on stockpiling in the COVID-19 era: "I can’t believe people were going with toilet rolls. Get the beer, mate, get the wine!"