Ricky Gervais has announced his first standup tour in seven years. He's calling his new show/tour "Humanity" and says this about what to expect:

I chose the best and worst year to return to stand up. It's great in the sense that there's lots of shit for me to rant about, but it's bad in the sense that my ‘schtick’ has always been playing the arrogant, misinformed know-it -all, who says the wrong thing. It's worked well for me. But now I worry half the room agrees with those things without seeing the irony. It's a tricky one. Still. …. Humanity is turning out to be my best stand up yet. I think it's because truth is so important now.

The NYC stop on the Humanity Tour happens at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden on May 21. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, February 24 at 10 AM. All tour dates are listed below.

In other news, Ricky's movie, David Brent: Life on the Road, which picks up the story of his original The Office character as he gives up life as a salesman to try and reignite his music career, premiered on Netflix earlier this month. You can watch the trailer for that below.

Ricky Gervais - Humanity Tour 2017
March 6 – Cardiff, Wales, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
March 7 – Cardiff, Wales, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
April 3 – Sheffield, England, City Hall
April 11 – Portsmouth, England, Portsmouth Guildhall
April 20 – Reykjavik, Iceland, Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Centre
April 25 – Plymouth, England, Plymouth Pavilions
May 2 – Glasgow, Scotland, Clyde Auditorium
May 9 – Brighton, England, The Brighton Centre
May 21 – New York, N.Y., Theater At Madison Square Garden
May 24 – Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre
June 5 – Newcastle upon Tyne, England, City Hall
June 8 – Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Edinburgh Playhouse
June 13 – Oxford, United Kingdom, New Theatre Oxford
June 18 – Southampton, United Kingdom, The Mayflower
June 24 – Dublin, Ireland, 3Arena
June 28 – Birmingham, England, Barclaycard Arena
July 1 – Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson Globe
Sep. 8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, AFAS Live
Sep. 29 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Royal Arena Copenhagen
Oct. 4 – London, England, Eventim Apollo
Oct. 5 – London, England, Eventim Apollo
Oct. 6 – London, England, Eventim Apollo
Oct. 7 – London, England, Eventim Apollo
Oct. 28 – Los Angeles, Calif., Dolby Theatre

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