The price of success

Ricky Gervais's recent film Cemetary Road is quite good. He's not made a film that has knocked me out yet and The Office is starting to look like his best work but even so I'm not really enamoured by this weird trend in society to kick someone for the sake of it.

There's a surreal interview in The Times with him that perfectly crystalises what I mean here. The journalist in question seems to want to make the interview about something other than comedy. They're busy trying to write a "the day I met Ricky Gervais" piece and he's trying to talk about his work.

The comments underneath the interview make for depressing reading.


Here's a video a listener sent me, correctly guessing I'd love it:


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