Ricky Gervais, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, And Ethical Dilemmas In Comedy

In response to Ricky Gervais’s fervent insistence that he was not mocking religion at the Golden Globes, which I aired earlier this afternoon, Jude takes Gervais to task, as charitably as she can, for not owning up to what he is effectively doing in his act: I’ll begin by saying, as you know Dan, that [Read More...]

Ricky Gervais Defends His “Thank God For Making Me An Atheist” Golden Globes Remark

Here is a full clip of the portion of his recent Piers Morgan interview that dealt with religion: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops Review Of Invention Of Lying

makes the film sound must-see: The fashionable “new atheism” — popularized in book form by such authors as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens — unexpectedly slithers its way into the neighborhood cineplex with the arrival of “The Invention of Lying” (Warner Bros.). Though its trailer gives no clue as to its true agenda, this venomous [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Ricky Gervais Reads Genesis

Just hilarious stuff from Ricky Gervais back in 2003: Remember to go out and support a rarely honest and explicitly atheistic Hollywood film next weekend, Ricky Gervais’s The Invention Of Lying. And, finally, this audio of Gervais features him riffing on Wittgenstein a bit.  It’s not terribly funny but it’s rare you get a comedian [Read More...]

Ricky Gervais, Atheism, And The Invention Of Lying

I’m really excited about The Invention of Lying, the upcoming Ricky Gervais film.  I started the script last spring online and simply couldn’t stop reading until it was done.  It was not a terribly funny read (except occasionally) but I love films which explore a thought provoking “what if” in a sufficiently thoughtful way and [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Hitler Misinterprets Nietzsche

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Ricky Gervais Prefers New American Comedy to UK’s

Curious to hear a guy like Ricky Gervais, who has had two of his shows copied for US audiences, argue that it’s the UK which is living off of borrowed ideas from America. Fed-up Ricky added: “I don’t watch TV comedy in the UK anymore. “We’ve got some poor copies of Curb Your Enthusiasm, some [Read More...]