Ricky Gervais Meets...

  • TV factual
  • Channel 4
  • 2006
  • 3 episodes

Ricky Gervais meets three of his comedy heroes: Larry David, Christopher Guest and Garry Shandling.

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Garry Shandling and Ricky Gervais's epic sparring match

Ricky Gervais Meets Garry Shandling is at different points funny, painful, and cringe-inducing in a way that mirrors the comedy that Larry Sanders and The Office pioneered. The only difference is, once the credits roll on this show, everybody stays in character. Some might say the lesson to take from the experience is "never meet your heroes," but a better one might be "live in the moment and embrace the unknowable."

Ramsey Ess, Split Sider, 30th March 2018

Ricky Gervais meets Garry Shandling: Most awkward yet

When Shandling makes a coffee and Gervais is stunned not to be offered one, it is the closest television has ever got to truth and feels genuinely hard to watch.

The Independent, 9th February 2017

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