Oh silly puns, you are my friend. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant return to HBO with a brand new show, Life’s Too Short. The series is a faux documentary starring actor Warwick Davis (Harry Potter, Star Wars) as a fictionalized version of himself desperately trying to hustle and connive his way back into the spotlight. Written, directed and produced by Gervais and Merchant, the show will feature cameos from stars such as Liam Neeson, Johnny Depp, Steve Carrel, Helena Bonham Carter and Sting, along with Gervais and Merchant playing themselves.
I really enjoy both Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant as comedians/writers/creators. Their brand of humor is often times outright hilarious and they have put out some great work in the past with The Office and Extras. So suffice to say, I’m pretty excited to check out the new show and have some good laughs.
Currently, Gervais and Merchant have An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List airing on the Science Channel which stars Karl Pilkington, one of the most unintentionally funny men you’ll come across. If you are not watching An Idiot Abroad, then you are really missing out on some really funny television. Here is the promo for season 2, for those not familiar with the show, that started in late January of this year.