Ricky Gervais hosts The One Show as BBC interview takes an unexpected ‘dark’ turn
Ricky Gervais leaves The One Show host Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas stunned on Tuesday as he recounts his own death on the BBC show
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Ricky Gervais left the hosts of The One Show surprised on Tuesday when he changed the conversation to a less somber topic.
The After Life comedian, 60, sat down with hosts Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas to discuss Netflix’s new SuperNature special.
At one point in the interview, the controversial comedian left BBC presenters speechless as he told of his own death on the show.
The comedian answered questions from Alex and Jermaine about the nature of his comedy and his willingness to tackle “taboo” topics.
But the conversation then turned murky when Gervais remarked, “I’m fat and old and I’m dying.”
Shocked Alex refused to accept his comment and correct him, saying, “No, you’re not.”
But Gervais remained steadfast in his position and replied, “That’s right,” before adding: “I took it down, didn’t I?”
Jermaine then burst out a joke as he urged Gervais to “pick it up”.
But Ricky continued on the theme, saying: “Every day I come close to death.”
“Well, we are all a little closer to death,” Alex told him before adding: “Every day is a bigger percentage of the rest of your life and we don’t know the part.” how much will that hundred be. If I die tomorrow, it’s 50% today. “
“I don’t see this coming,” Jermaine admitted, stunned. This is not the part of the show that I thought was going to take place,” before Alex finally changed the subject.
When explaining what the new Netflix show is about, Gervais said: “I debunk the supernatural and conclude that nature is super enough.
“We don’t need unicorns, we already have octopuses. It’s nature, people, warts and all. The best and worst of being alive. “
When asked how the audience is pleased with the comedian’s wealth, he explained it’s because “they know what I’m doing”.
He said: “I went out in bad jeans, drank a beer. We are jokers so we were disappointed with the audience laughing at the king.
“I do it in two ways. One I let them see behind the curtain. I say all the terrible things that happen to me, terrible tweets, terrible journalism. I also do that by talking about things where they are better off than I am.”
The After Life creator has been criticized for controversial jokes about transgender people in the new Netflix comedy.
Gervais spent a significant part of his new Netflix special commenting on the transgender community, joking that ‘classic women’ are ‘those with wombs’ and that he is transitioning to be to ‘Vicky Gervais’.
Shortly after Netflix removed Ricky Gervais specifically from the platform, social media users took to Twitter to criticize the jokes, claiming that they were “not comedy” and were just “creating prejudices”. cheap, nasty from a minority group”.
One person tweeted: “Ricky Gervais has a new promo on Netflix today.
“5 minutes later and he was joking about transgender women assaulting and raping people in public bathrooms. To him, we only exist as a line, a threat, a something less than human.”
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