Ricky Gervais: SuperNature on Netflix, Where The Comedian Goes Trolling For Dollars: Isnt It Ironic?

Ricky Gervais: SuperNature on Netflix, Where The Comedian Goes Trolling For Dollars: Isnt It Ironic? ...

Ricky Gervais filmed his second Netflix comedy special in London back in 2021, but was just getting to see his passions on nature, science, religion, cats, and, oh, right, the trans community. Not much in the world has changed since then, right? A better question is whether anything about Gervais'' comedy has evolved since his first Netflix special four years ago.


Gervais tells us he called this tour SuperNature because he doesn''t believe in the supernatural, and at the same time, because the nature is super capable, you''ll know?

Fans of Gervais already know that much about him whether or not theyve watched his 2018 Netflix show Humanity, After Life, or follow him on Twitter. They know that he loves to travel in jokes that offend people, whether it be back as David Brent in The Office, hosting the Golden Globes, or again, on Twitter. However, the Netflix blurb reveals that Gervais intends to establish the rules of comedy, and he spends the first 12 minutes of this hour doing just that, showcasing plenty

Will It Remind You Of These British stand-ups? Gervais wants to be more afloat like Jimmy Carr, because both people receive unintentional jokes, and they will defend to their teeth the right to joke about anything and everything. In terms of wealth and stature in comedy and show business, and a seemingly utter obsessiveness with the transgender community, Gervais puts himself in the same boat as Dave Chappelle.

Memorable Jokes: Were going to have to deconstruct a lot of this, but the most memorable joke of his right now that says well is his suggestion why cats have barbed penises. This might be hurt, but hes doing it on purpose because he believes it will benefit us in the end.

We take a look at how a comedian explain comedy''s rules or fails, as well as a reading a comedy critic explain why a stand-ups act succeeds or fails. Perhaps since Hannah Gadsbys Nanettedissected the form and stirred the humor pot for kettle-calling comedians to debate its blackness, followed by #MeToo and the nausea-inducing invocations of cancel culture, talking about comedy within comedy specials has become almost unavoidable.

So, as such, Ive seen so many stand-ups profusely claim it won''t be in special, but we just saw it in the special, and it has become cliche.

I met and interviewed Gervais 15 years ago and found him entertaining. If I just take what he says in his special piece by piece, I can see how much to take at face value rather than with a grain of salt.

Gervais, for one thing, says he''s putting himself in irony. Nothing more about that. When you say something that I''mn''t really interested in for the comic effect, and you as an audience, you laugh at the wrong thing because you know what you''re doing. It''s a way of satirizing attitudes, however, once you have made yourself ironic and received enough backlash, it''s no longer ironic. Youre is just trolling.

Hes trolling us when he reveals how Humanity sold for a record amount, then assuming that his trolling works, so please, by all means, be offended.

Its almost as if James Acaster saw him go viral in 2019 by mocking Gervais for retaliating for being disrespectful to the trans community, or somehow didnt notice, but obviously he did because he cares about him, and Gervais decided to double down.

When asked about this, Gervais defends himself by saying, "It''s true, he''s pretending to take different viewpoints," and that what you find unfunny or offensive might make someone else laugh. Were not trying to make you laugh, you know? Were trying to make you laugh. So far, please share your opinion.

he insists that minorities should be treated equally as everyone else. Except hes not even treating trans people as equals, he does. He also insists that every day, he wishes he could have identified as transgender when he was younger, but only to take advantage of his parents. And, he claims that he is pro-choice because a man doesn''t advise a woman what he believes is, in which case hell gets to zinging?

Gervais claims that anyone who thinks jokes are a window into a comedians soul are fooling themselves, but who is Gervais trying to fool? Of all the things to sit and think up jokes about, why do you feel them funny? Because he realizes that roasting people worse off than him would have made him laugh, and he has sufficient experience to know it to make enough of you laugh, but that no matter how many others are offended, he can laugh all the way to the bank.

Although Gervais admitted that there are a tumult of genres of comedy, and comedy is evolving, so when Will Ricky develop? Where are the places that he sincerely wants us to believe that comedians must sign documents before taking the stage promising not to offend anyone? Is he talking about a tiny liberal arts college somewhere, or is he assuming this is a real thing for touring comedians in 2022?

Gervais notes that there are a slew of genres of comedy, and comedy evolves, so when Will Ricky develop? Why does he want us to have sympathy for Louis CK and Kevin Hart, who just won the Grammy, and poor Kevin Hart isnt going to be ever poor again?

Gervais admits that there are a slew of genres of comedy, and comedy evolves, so when will Ricky do it?

When Gervais claims that sometimes you have to punch down, like if you''re knocking down a disabled toddler. It''s a clever one-liner, but it''s also a straw-man argument, and he knows it.

It''s his self-awareness that eventually loses me when it comes to his comedy, which also includes too many stock and untapped, well-worn premises. Such as mocking ghost-hunting TV shows for never finding any ghosts. Or expressing irony after using a stereotypical Chinese accent.

Yes, it''s a bit hack now, but it''s a joke now, isn''t it? he asks. Also, identify as a thing, right? It''s a bit old-fashioned, right? But im going to leave it in to annoy people. Because that''s the trick that will scare them.

Regardless, he will do everything he really wants. Your outrage equals more clicks. He gains more fame and fortune. Or infamy. Either way, he wins.

SKIP IT is your call. Gervais was warned with his introduction to the stage as a man who really doesn''t need to do this. And he was good. He didn''t have to do this hour. It''s not that much to watch it, either.

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