Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor/comedian/writer/director Ricky Gervais stars in an all-new follow-up to his acclaimed 2008 stand-up special. Taped before a live audience at the Chicago Theatre, this new special will feature brand-new material and will showcase Gervais’ signature humor and high-spirited, offbeat observations.
Gervais’ other HBO projects include the series “The Ricky Gervais Show” and “Extras,” which brought him an Emmy® for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and the Emmy®-nominated 2008 special “Ricky Gervais: Out of England – The Stand-Up Special.”
Gervais’ film credits as an actor include “Cemetery Junction” and “The Invention of Lying” (both of which he also wrote and directed), plus “Ghost Town,” the “Night at the Museum” movies and “For Your Consideration.” Gervais is the only British actor to write and star in “The Simpsons.”
Last January, Gervais became the first master of ceremonies to host the Golden Globes since 1995 and will return as host in 2011. He was subsequently named to Time magazine’s list of The World’s Most Influential People, and more recently received the Sir Peter Ustinov Award for Comedy at the 2010 Banff World Television Festival.
Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 – The Stand-Up Special premieres this Saturday, December 18th at 10pm (10:00-11:15 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO! Check out two side splitting clips below to wet your appetite!
For more information, check out the official website for the event at www.hbo.com/comedy/ricky-gervais-out-of-england-2-the-stand-up-special