Ricky Gervais brings stand-up show to Brighton

Ricky Gervais SUS-170217-161347001
Ricky Gervais SUS-170217-161347001

Comedian Ricky Gervais is to embark on his first worldwide stand-up tour in seven years.

He’ll be taking his new show ‘Humanity’ to cities as diverse as New York, Reykjavik, Dublin, Copenhagen and of course, Brighton.

After selling out his first few UK shows, Gervais has added the second leg of the UK tour with 14 new dates. He will take to the stage at the Brighton Centre on Tuesday, May 9.

He said: “Thousands of people paying hard earned cash to come and see you live is such a privilege. You’d better have something different, interesting and funny to say. Humanity is my angriest, most honest and I think my best tour yet. It’s probably my most personal too. I feel I may as well tell you everything before I die. Hope you enjoy it. Or not. There are no refunds. Just like life, I guess.”

Gervais has had a busy couple of years with the international theatrical and DVD release of mockumentary comedy film David Brent: Life On The Road. 2016 also marked the debut album release of David Brent & Foregone Conclusion - Life On The Road, which became a Top 10 UK hit on the iTunes chart. Special Correspondents, which Gervais wrote, directed and starred in alongside Eric Bana, was launched on Netflix worldwide, and Gervais also hosted the Golden Globes for a fourth time.

This year Gervais returns to his first love of stand-up comedy, with a 37-date tour around the world.

The creator and star of The Office, Extras & Derek, Gervais, has won three Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmy Awards and seven BAFTA’s. The award-winning stand-up comedian also has four international tours under his belt. Tickets for Humanity are available to purchase here.