Ricky Gervais entertained a small crowd at a secret gig as he tried out some new gigs and vowed not to tone down his jokes
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Ricky Gervais is ready to test the water with some badass jokes as he continues to fight the abandonment culture.
The comedian, 60, is certainly not one to shy away from controversy and he is reportedly preparing for a tour that will shock audiences.
Accordingly The sunthe After Life star has called modern ideals “nonsense” and is willing to risk it all with tacky jokes like hitting children.
The comic played a small rehearsal gig on Wednesday to test out some of its new materials, and it’s safe to say it doesn’t look like it’s toned it down at all.
The secret set at Leicester Square Theater is said to have kept the audience in suspense throughout as he tried out a bunch of risky gags.
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He told the audience what the new show would be called, Armageddon, and will discuss how he believes humanity as we know it will come to an end.
“People born in this century will have a very different middle age than me,” he said.
“It’s my fault and the generation before me, the Boomers – with fossil fuels, deforestation, causing global warming and so on.
“So, 20-year-olds of today, 40 years from now, they’re going to be huddled in their homes like prisons, wearing masks, scared, in pain, crying… like they do now over jokes. I’m going to spend all my money on private jets from now on to make sure it definitely fucking happens.”
He continued to target those trying to set comedians off for their terse quips, delivering a series of tongue-in-cheek taunts throughout the set.
Fans had recently asked him to host the Oscars again this Sunday, but he joked they’d cancel him halfway through if he did.
He said of his chances of landing the biggest night on the Hollywood calendar: “They would never let me do what I wanted. I mean, that’s why the Globes got me. They said I could write my own jokes and say whatever I wanted, no rehearsals.
“I don’t think the Oscars would ever give me that freedom, and rightly so… I would do the Oscars, but it’s not going to happen. I would be canceled halfway through.”
Hosting duties ended up going to Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes, with Wanda admitting the trio won’t be “destroying” anyone.
She said the hosts wanted “everyone to have a good time” as the ceremony makes its first in-person return in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic at the 94th edition of the annual awards.
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