Ricky Gervais coming to Prague’s Congress Center

British comedian Ricky Gervais will be live in Prague at the Congress Center on Nov. 10, 2019

Raymond Johnston

Written by Raymond Johnston Published on 05.08.2019 13:27:04 (updated on 05.08.2019) Reading time: 2 minutes

British comedian Ricky Gervais will be live in Prague at the Congress Center on Nov. 10, 2019. Tickets are available over the Ticketportal and Ticketmaster networks. Sales to Live Nation club members start Aug. 7 at 9 am, and to the general public, Aug. 9 at 10 am.

Gervais will be performing in Prague for the first time, and is bringing his new show called SuperNature. It is his sixth stand-up tour, and like his previous stand-up show, Humanity, it will eventually become a special on Netflix.

SuperNature premiered in York, England, in May and after a few dates in Continental Europe will go to the US in 2020.

Gervais doesn’t do politically correct humor. “Supernature is pitched squarely in liberal-baiting territory. He hates ‘woke comedy,’ he tells us. … One routine after another is designed to flout PC propriety and startle us with rudeness,” Brian Logan said in his review for UK daily The Guardian.

UK paper The Times called him “the lord of all comedy” and says the show is thoroughly enjoyable. “He has his cake and eats it by imitating and mocking intolerance,” The Times said.

Gervais shot to international fame with the original version of the TV series The Office, which launched in the summer of 2001. The show won a Golden Globe in 2004 for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, and Gervais won for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.

His next series was Extras, a comedy about background actors. It ran in 2005–06. His other series include the show-business comedy Life’s Too Short, travel series An Idiot Abroad, social comedy-drama Derek. There was also an animated series on HBO called The Ricky Gervais Show.

Currently, he is working on After Life, about a newspaper editor whose life is turned upside down when his partner dies of cancer. He tries to get back at the world by doing whatever he wants. His friends, though, try to help him return to normal.

Filming on the second series of After Life is taking place during the break between shows on the SuperNature tour. “I start preproduction on #AfterLife2 next week and film it in September and October. Then I’m bringing #SuperNature to Europe! Madrid, Paris, Berlin, and Prague to start with. Stay Tuned for details,” Gervais said on Twitter.

Gervais added that the success of his new show has revived interest in his previous work. “A lovely added bonus that has come with the global success of #AfterLife is so many people discovering or rewatching my older stuff such as #Derek and #Humanity. The beauty of @netflix. Thank you. Best fans in the world,” he tweeted.

He has long been a supporter of animal rights and gave £400,000 from the Humanity tour to charities.

He began his career in stand-up in the late 1990s, and appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2001. In the early 1980s, he was part of the New Wave band Seona Dancing. Aside from the song “More to Lose” being a radio hit in the Philippines, the band was not successful.

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