English comedian, actor, director, musician and jack of all trades Ricky Gervais turns 55 on Saturday. Gervais began his professional career in music, even attempting to make it as a pop star, before turning to comedy. It’s safe to say this move was a smart one: Gervais recently revealed exclusively to us that Netflix bought the rights to release his upcoming film, David Brent: Life on the Road, based on his popular character from The Office.
Gervais has visited the SiriusXM studios on many occasions. In celebration of his birthday, we revisit four noteworthy moments from his time here.
On the upcoming release of his Netflix film:
On why he views the c-word as a term of endearment:
On the purpose of humor in the first place:
On why you should vote:
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