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Ricky Gervais reads the Bible
October 18, 2006 12:37 AM   Subscribe

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posted by jonson (25 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
I found this entire episode online several months ago; really good stuff.

Thanks, jonson.
posted by landis at 1:07 AM on October 18, 2006


"He made the Earth and Heaven in the dark. I would've used a light."

Gervais is on his very own level.
posted by YaoPau at 1:10 AM on October 18, 2006


This is from his Animals stand-up show which I've had on DVD for at least a year. But it looks like it was only released in the UK and Australia.

It's not bad. It's no "The Office", but he does seem to have a real (if basic) interest in animals and evolution. If you've listened to the podcasts, you'll know what to expect (minus Karl Pilkington).

There's also Politics, which I haven't seen.
posted by Diag at 1:59 AM on October 18, 2006


Diag,

Animals > Politics.
posted by lemonfridge at 2:58 AM on October 18, 2006


I found it funny, but even slower than the holly bibble..
Also, he mumbles, which makes it even harder for an American to understand English. The transcript might well have been funnier.
< /whinging>
posted by hypersloth at 3:26 AM on October 18, 2006


Meh, he's not much cop at stand-up, really.

Eddie Izzard's bit about Genesis is funnier, I think. Couldn't find any video, but here's a transcript of the whole 'Glorious' show.
posted by jack_mo at 4:14 AM on October 18, 2006


which makes it even harder for an American to understand English.

Sorry, that made me laugh. Obviously you mean harder to understand his accent, but still.
posted by twistedonion at 4:18 AM on October 18, 2006


My thought too, that Gervais is funny, but Izzard moreso. You just have to be secure enough in your masculinity to watch an Executive Transvestite do stand-up.
posted by kalessin at 5:20 AM on October 18, 2006


Dang, I so want to see this, but I keep getting this instead:

"We're sorry, but this video may not be available.
Try refreshing the page to see this video.
To see more videos visit our home page"

Refreshing the page does nothing for me.
posted by NoMich at 6:24 AM on October 18, 2006


Oop, nevermind, it's working now.
posted by NoMich at 6:25 AM on October 18, 2006


I am a huge fan of Gervais and Izzard - I wouldn't compare them.
posted by Julnyes at 6:30 AM on October 18, 2006


If I recall correctly, this (the Animals tour) was his first attempt at stand up, and I think he does a fairly good job considering, though I don't think he really engages the audience. This brand of humour seems to work better in the sitcom format, IMHO, though I'm not a member of the cult of Gervais.
posted by MetaMonkey at 6:33 AM on October 18, 2006


I had never seen Gervais before. He's not bad, though I thought the digression into French/Swiss stuff was a bit too long; kind of ruined the focus of the bit.
posted by Stauf at 6:42 AM on October 18, 2006


Yeah, very different styles. Animals is definately his best stand-up show - I actually enjoyed it more than The Office. The bit about dolphin-blowhole-shagging had me in stitches. Go forth and torrent, Merkins. You might need to Google the "Rick Waller" references, though.

I also enjoyed the recent Bill Bailey stuff: 1 2 3 4 5 6
posted by blag at 7:00 AM on October 18, 2006 [1 favorite]


blag you are so right about Bill Bailey. I thought about putting together an FPP of UK comedy moments from Youtube (Bill Bailey, Eddie Izzard, Coupling, Gervais, Black Books, Spaced) but got distracted by a video of kittens falling over. Or something.
posted by handee at 7:40 AM on October 18, 2006


That was very funny indeed
posted by ob at 7:51 AM on October 18, 2006


not bad, but Bible jokes are Bill Hicks's field
posted by matteo at 8:48 AM on October 18, 2006


not anymore!
posted by jonson at 9:10 AM on October 18, 2006


Thanks, jonson, I enjoyed that.
In a similar vein, here's Bill Nye on astrology.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:16 AM on October 18, 2006


"...bollocksbollocksbollocksbollocksbollocks..."

Brilliant.
posted by aliasless at 9:45 AM on October 18, 2006


Bill Bailey, Eddie Izzard, Coupling, Gervais, Black Books, Spaced

Um, Coupling?
posted by influx at 1:12 PM on October 18, 2006


Oh my gosh handee please put together your FPP on UK comedy - or of kitties falling over. Either way I'm there.
posted by dog food sugar at 1:39 PM on October 18, 2006


Might I interest you in a little Mighty Boosh, perchance?
posted by MetaMonkey at 3:19 PM on October 18, 2006


...or even some Mighty Boosh
posted by MetaMonkey at 3:43 PM on October 18, 2006


I loooove black books. And I'd add green wing
posted by tiny crocodile at 1:33 PM on October 19, 2006


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