Ricky Gervais Tells the Story of Noah’s Ark

From his latest stand-up special, Out Of England 2, here’s comedian Ricky Gervais telling the story of Noah and his Ark, based off of a book he received as a child.

It just gets funnier the more you get into it :)

Is there any better source of humor than the Bible and those who believe in its literal truth…?

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  • Zac

    Gervais is the best. I got a DVD of his stuff for Christmas, and he did a whole bit on Genesis that was pure gold.

  • Evan

    Best 14 minutes of my day.

  • Steve

    Haha. I never thought about the fish and other aquatic animals either. He is absolutely right :)

    And the rainbow stuff is hilarious. “Symbol of my friendship with man”

  • Danielle

    I loved this part of his stand-up routine! Hahah.

  • http://kpharri.wordpress.com/ Keith

    I think every speaker should have a can of Fosters behind the lectern.

  • Potco

    Honestly, I kinda wish there was a hell to send me to for laughing at stuff like this. Then it would be even sweeter.

  • kyle s.

    gervais always delivers, but i gotta say here i prefer jim jefferies’ meaner (and bluer, NSFW) take on religion:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZJ-_OTvsqo

  • «bønez_brigade»

    The OT is usually useful for some lulz. Good stuff.

  • Kishi

    Did anyone else notice in the one illustration when the animals were let out of the ark…the lions both had manes.

    They were either a pair of homosexual lions or the female REALLY needed to see a hairdresser.

    That said, I laughed so hard when he pointed out the hoop earrings and the makeup. Haha!

  • plublesnork

    I cracked a smile a couple of times, but this was pretty shitty in all.

    I struggle to see Gervais’ appeal.

    Now, George Carlin’s “Religion is bullshit” sketch, *that* is fucking gold.

  • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com WMDKitty

    “elephant’s lookin’ at me funny.”

    *weeping with laughter*

  • Bronco

    Also check out his movie “The Invention of Lying”.

  • Dan W

    That was hilarious. Awesome video.

  • http://hoverfrog.wordpress.com hoverFrog

    Pretty funny. Comedy probably does more to get people to look at these old myths in a new light than anything else.

  • http://blog.earthshod.co.uk/ AJS

    Seen him do this live in Sheffield.

    Absolute. Freaking. Classic.

    I’m sure when I was there, he went on a bit about the important question, what did Noah burn for his sacrifice if there were only 2 of every animal on the ark?

  • Mak

    Funny, but there kinda was a “teaser campaign” in the old testament, if I remember correctly. They were waiting for the Messiah. I thought that was like the point of Jesus?

  • Eliza422

    I saw this when it premiered on HBO, and I was crying with laughter…I just *loved* this…

  • JSug

    When he got to the bit about the olive branch, I immediately thought of something that never really occurred to me before: Why didn’t Noah have to load any plants on the ark? I can’t imagine they would fare any better than the animals if they were submerged for 150 days.

  • john

    I think its funny that the first thing Noah does is build an altar then offer a sacrifice. He just spent 150 days keeping all the animals alive and now he is going to do a sacrifice and that species is gone. Good thinking

  • Hazor

    @John and AJS:

    Contrary to popular ignorance (that ignorance being distressing to me in light of the many claims that we atheists know so much more about the bible than do Christians who would purport its tails are wholly true), it was not only two of every kind of animal. For those which could be sacrificed he brought fourteen:

    Genesis 6:2-3 (NIV)
    “Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, (3) and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.”

    Which, frankly, only makes the problem of insufficient space in the boat that much more difficult to reconcile. Personally, I choose to go with the hypothesis that Noah’s Ark was actually constructed by the Time Lords.

  • Aparna

    Hemant, in the name of Doc Brown, please don’t ever write “based off of” ever again. I don’t know where you Americans learned that. It’s wrong. Think about it for a minute and you’ll see why.

    It’s “based on” in case you’re wondering.

  • Faith+1

    “He just spent 150 days keeping all the animals alive and now he is going to do a sacrifice and that species is gone. Good thinking”

    …and now we know what happened to the unicorns….

  • veggiedude

    I did not watch the Golden Globe Awards but I heard he ended it by saying “I want to thank god for making me an atheist”.