Ricky Gervais returns for his fourth standup show, this time tackling Hiroshima, obesity, short-lived puppies, homophobia and even a few things scientific in front of a live audience.
As always, those who prefer to sneer at Gervais’s faux-smugness won’t find anything to laugh at here but everyone else is in for 80 minutes of largely excellent comedy – though in demonstrating his belief that there’s nothing which can’t be laughed at he sometimes strays close to the boundary of what many will consider good taste.
As always, there’s a few pokes at himself along the way, a dash of swearing and some painfully funny observations on life and the world around us – autograph hunters especially should be ready to experience severe cheek-burning!
The extras include two shorts featuring Gervais’s side-kick Karl Pilkington and Gervais in New York, a 10 minute featurette showing Ricky on the set of Curbing Your Enthusiasm and his appearance on Letterman.
A great Christmas present for anyone who likes their comedy with a dash of intelligence.
Ricky Gervais: Science is out on DVD now and can be ordered from the seenit.co.uk store.