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Ricky Gervais’ Stand Up Comedy Special ‘Armageddon’ to Release December 25 on Netflix

November 25, 2023    By: Gutterhead Editorial

Ricky Gervais, the acclaimed creator behind such hits as ‘The Office,’ ‘Extras,’ and ‘Afterlife,’ is set to delight his fans with a brand new stand-up special titled ‘Armageddon,’ which will be available on Netflix on December 25.

This announcement is a treat for his followers, adding an extra layer of excitement to the festive season. Drink a hot chocolate, exchange gifts with friends and family, and enjoy a laugh (or many) courtesy of Gervais.

‘Armageddon’ was recorded earlier this year at the prestigious London Palladium. It marks another milestone in Gervais’ illustrious career, showcasing his unique brand of humor that has garnered him both BAFTA and Golden Globe awards. In this latest offering, Gervais is expected to explore a range of provocative topics, including the end of humanity, the nuances of political correctness, and his takes on family events like weddings and funerals. Additionally, he delves into the realm of Artificial Intelligence, a topic that has increasingly become a part of contemporary discourse.

Ricky Gervais’ Previous Stand Up Specials on Netflix

Gervais, known for his sharp wit and often controversial humor, has a history of successful stand-up specials on Netflix. His previous works, ‘Humanity’ and ‘SuperNature,’ were released on the platform in 2018 and 2022, respectively, and were well-received by audiences worldwide. These specials not only showcased his comedic talent but also highlighted his ability to engage with complex and sometimes contentious subjects in a manner that is both thought-provoking and entertaining.

In a statement released on November 20, Gervais humorously remarked, “For the next 2,000 years, people will remember the 25th December as the day ‘Armageddon’ was released on Netflix.” The special is directed by John L. Spencer, who has previously collaborated with Gervais, ensuring a seamless blend of direction and comedic content.

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Gervais’ career has been marked by a series of high points, including record-breaking comedy tours and a reputation for pushing the boundaries of comedy. His approach often involves tackling sensitive topics, which has sometimes led to controversy but has also earned him a reputation for being unafraid to address issues that many others would shy away from.

As the release date of ‘Armageddon’ approaches, fans of Ricky Gervais are eagerly anticipating what promises to be a memorable and laughter-filled Christmas Day. With his track record of successful specials and his knack for addressing contemporary issues with a comedic twist, ‘Armageddon’ is poised to be another knock-your-socks off hit.