So I typed a little review of Derek. It’s short and not the most professional thing you’ll ever read, but I had it done within the hour. Took a couple of days to upload to the site. Honest. Anyhoo, I’m not posting it here because that might be a little unfair to the magazine, so here is the link. Please click, read, comment, and share at will…
A lovely YouTube user has uploaded last night’s interview with David Letterman for us all to see and enjoy. It’s embedded below. They chat about Karl, The Office, and other such nonsense. Nothing else to say really.
So if you didn’t already know, Derek is airing on Channel 4, Thursday April 12th. WATCH IT. Ricky has just posted more info on his blog, including a couple of teasers which you can watch below. Enjoy. And did I mention it’s on Channel 4 on April 12th? And it’s got Karl Pilkington. And it’s probably going to be amazing.
So this is just a quick update about Ricky’s new show Derek. I’ve had quite a few views on a previous post I typed way back when he first announced the show, so here’s something newer, shorter, and informationyer. He updated his blog a bit earlier to confirm that the pilot will be going out on Channel 4, April 12th. It sounds like it’s a one-off at the moment, so I guess if the ratings/reviews are good it’ll get a full series, so make sure you tune in and support it.
Derek appears to be going in a different direction from Gervais’ previous shows, looking like a comedy drama with much more emphasis on the drama. It’s a fake documentary following the title character, played by Ricky, who lives in a care home. Could be wrong, I don’t know the specifics and I’m too lazy to look it up. I’m very busy and important these days, and Glee is waiting to be watched on Sky Go. It also apparently features Sean Connery, or at least that’s what he was saying ages ago but there’s been no mention of him recently that I’ve seen, and Karl Pilkington takes on his first dramatic role as a dim northerner. Not a massive push but still interested to see how he gets on.
More info and ads etc when we see them…
Here’s a clip from 2010 when Ricky Gervais made an appearance in Louie. Hilarious. Makes it all the funnier that you know they’re mates in real life. How can procrastination be bad when I stumble across comedy gems like this?
Here’s a link to Unofficial Gervais, with a video showing Ricky’s appearance in the latest episode of Family Guy. It aired in the states recently but we may have to wait a little while for it over here in the UK. What do you think? Can’t say it’s the funniest thing he’s done, but certainly worth a watch, and who can blame him for wanting to be on Family Guy. But if I was him I think I would rather do a cameo, that could have been much funnier, in my opinion, which doesn’t mean a lot to anyone, but there you go. See you later.
I didn’t watch the Superbowl and I live in Britain, so is it ok for me to completely miss what this ad featuring Ricky is all about? I’m assuming it is something to do with technology, or high definition something-or-other. If someone can clarify I would be most grateful. Thanks!
TEN MINUTES LATER: Oh ok I get it now, he’s advertising Time Warner Cable. I really should pay more attention to the people uploading this. Anyway, here’s a longer ad on their YouTube profile: