Its trueBrits do it better. Case in point: the original British incarnation of The Office and Extras, both of which were spearheaded by Ricky Gervais, who apparently can do no wrong these days. When not busy creating hilarious shows about pompous losers, he keeps humble by blogging about his three (yes, three) movies under wayGhost Town, This Side of the Truth (which also stars the very funny Stephen Merchant), and Men at the Pruand performing his hilarious stand-up show, which kicks off a three-night run in the city tonight to sold-out crowds. Its anyones guess what subjects Gervais will choose to skewer this time out, but perhaps we can glean a hint from his latest blog topic: McDonalds. I had a filet o fish and a chicken Caesar salad from McDonalds for lunch. The fish and chicken were great. Obviously I didnt try the actual salad. No Point. With that sort of take on life, youd think hed tour more cities in the U.S., but as Gervais pointed out in a recent interview with W magazine: I can sell out 5,000-seaters in New York and L.A., and probably couldnt do an art center in Kansas. Obviously.
Mon., July 14, 7:30 p.m., 2008