Posted in comedy | music on March 27, 2007

Homer Simpson & Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais and Homer

"Ricky Gervais is set to make his stand-up debut in America at a new festival. The Office and Extras creator will perform as part of the 10-day High Line Festival in New York in May....He is also set to team up with Little Miss Sunshine actor Greg Kinnear to star in a big screen romantic comedy called Ghost Town." [UK newspaper]

"Ricky's current show Fame is the fastest selling live comedy tour in history, with the first month of dates selling 100.000 tickets in under an hour. He is the biggest British comedian both sides of the Atlantic due to the success of The Office, Extras and parts in The Simpsons, Alias and Hollywood movies like A Night at The Museum."

"David Bowie told Entertainment Weekly"

Seeing and knowing Ricky as a TV writer and performer doesn't give any indication of how brilliant a stand up he is. He has the audience - and himself - collapsing in tears and wails of laughter
The Highline Festival website is finally active. Tickets at Ticketmaster Friday @ 10 am.

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Comments (22)

Ticketmaster doesn't have any of this listed yet, but livenation sure does.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2007 4:45 PM

Still no ticket prices though...

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2007 4:51 PM

It ain't gonna be cheap, that's for sure.

Posted by Brian | March 27, 2007 4:59 PM

i was hoping it would be music not stand up

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2007 5:23 PM

"i was hoping it would be music not stand up"

um, yeah dude

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2007 5:31 PM

"i was hoping it would be music not stand up"

"um, yeah dude"

gervais was the singer in the '80s new wave duo 'seona dancing.' priceless stuff...

http://www.seonadancing.com/

Posted by j | March 27, 2007 5:42 PM

oh! j just told anonymous to hand over his hipster card and his right to use dude sarcastically!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2007 5:48 PM

I figure it shouldn't be more than 50 or 60 bucks, and frankly I'd shell out that much just to see David Brent bust out his funky dance moves.

Posted by MARLOW | March 27, 2007 5:56 PM

Actually Gervais did stand up at the Beacon as part of the Autism benefit show that was broadcast live over Comedy Central. Funny but he didn't kill (Best line - introducing Steve Carell - "Steve is going to come out now and do my act but better and get paid a lot more for it.")

Posted by Anyone you want | March 27, 2007 6:03 PM


are you telling me that you would rather see Ricky do a stand up routine, or a full blown live musical performance? i would take full blown live musical performance any day of the week.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2007 6:09 PM

I'd like to see Ricky perform "Free Love Freeway"

Posted by Kurt C. | March 27, 2007 6:57 PM

I didn't find the episode of The Simpsons that he "appeared" on very funny.

Posted by Waldo | March 27, 2007 9:04 PM

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 28, 2007 1:16 AM

"I didn't find the episode of The Simpsons that he "appeared" on very funny."

I thought the first third of it was just awful, but that it really picked up in the second and third and, compared to other recent Simpsons episodes, was one of the better ones of last season.

Posted by Brian | March 28, 2007 9:30 AM

bit of british humor

Posted by h. rex | March 28, 2007 10:39 AM

he's basically just a chilled-out entertainer.

Posted by Dillon | March 28, 2007 11:02 AM

He's hugely overrated. Extras is one of the least funny "comedy" shows to have ever appeared on TV.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2007 11:36 AM

waiting for the boys from THE MIGHTY BOOSH to come the US .

Posted by Bangum' smurf | March 28, 2007 11:46 AM

yea i know what you mean. only people with intelligence can understand his humor - what's the point of that?

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2007 11:57 AM

Tickets for MSG will be $55-66.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2007 3:20 PM

$12 f'in dollars PER TICKET tacked on by Ticketmaster. Cheers for that, TM.

Posted by Brian | March 30, 2007 10:02 AM

I've seen him do stand up in the U.K., he's hilarious.

Posted by Simon | March 31, 2007 2:53 PM

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