• Ricky Gervais will play Wembley

    Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais’s star continues to grow, and the huge man behind the huge laughs will appropriately make a huge pit-stop on his current stand-up tour: Wembley Arena, reports Chortle, the UK’s leading sourcing of comedy news.

    At a capacity of 12,500, these April 26 and 27 shows at the renowned London sports arena are sure to boost the comic’s rising persona to unprecedented heights. He’ll be headed to States after his stop at Wembley. And we’ll be watching closely to see what Gervais’ next move is. That is, after he hosts the Golden Globes Jan. 17 and after his new animated series debuts on HBO next month. In fact, check out a clip of the show below.

    The show is based on his enormously popular podcast, The Ricky Gervais Show. HBO ordered 13 half hour episodes, which will center on Gervais’s hapless and eccentric producer Karl Pilkington, as well cartoon versions of Gervais and writing partner Stephen Merchant.

    Emma Kat Richardson

    Emma Kat Richardson is a Detroit native and freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in xoJane.com, Bitch, Alternative Press, Real Detroit Weekly, 944, and Bust.com. She’s enough of a comedy nerd and cat lady to have named her Maine Coon Michael Ian Cat. Follow her on twitter: @emmakat.

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