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Tuesday's Connector: Ricky Gervais

March 17th, 2010
03:01 PM ET

He's one of the funniest men in the world and his dry, English sense of humor has earned him a top rated television show and a number of blockbuster movies.

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Comedian Ricky Gervais first achieved mainstream fame with his hit television series "The Office" where he played the self-involved, socially incompetent manager of a small paper company.

The two seasons of "The Office" were a huge hit in the UK and the concept for the show eventually spread to other cities including France, Germany and the United States.

Gervais also found success in the cult classic "Extras" and subsequently won a Golden Globe for best television series in 2008.

Throughout this time, Gervais also continued his stand-up comedy routine and regularly had sold-out shows around the world.

The British comedian's movies have also earned hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office and his range of movies include "Ghost Town," "Stardust" and "The Invention of Lying."

Today, Gervais is promoting a new HBO series called "The Ricky Gervais Show" which is an animated television series based on his popular comedy podcasts.

Here's your chance to ask Ricky Gervais a question.

Please leave your questions below and be sure to include where you're writing from. Tune in on Tuesday March 23 at 2100 GMT to watch the full interview.

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  1. Graham

    What's the most recent, ridiculous conversation you've had with Karl?

    Graham, Lanarkshire

    March 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Reply
  2. Deb Stanley

    Would you rather have YOUR brain put in Karl's body and Karl's brain put in your body OR have YOUR brain put in Stephen Merchants body and Stephen's brain put in your body.....?

    (I am Rickys most devoted fan, my cat is named Ricky, my colleagues at work call me Ricky, my ringtone is Ricky laughing....please let him know his most loyal fan lives in Melbourne Australia) – I am 48 and have loved him for 8 years.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  3. Jo

    Will you be coming down under any time soon? If you do please don't just go to Australia but also New Zealand....please!

    Jo (from NZ....obviously!)

    March 19, 2010 at 1:12 am | Reply
  4. Katie from Plano

    What advice would you give an aspiring comedian in today's society? I love all of your shows, especially the dry sense of humor which you bring to them. How did you find success?

    March 19, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  5. Matthew from Gibraltar

    Which actor/actress would you most like to work with?

    March 20, 2010 at 1:19 am | Reply
  6. Ben Racicot

    What would you recommend for Indie film, or film school guys trying to create webisodes or pilots on their own? "Don't" is not an answer 🙂

    March 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Reply
  7. Ben Racicot

    What would you recommend for Indie film, or film school guys trying to create webisodes or pilots on their own? "Don't" is a bad answer 🙂
    (Ben Racicot from Boston)

    March 20, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Reply
  8. Donald Brazel

    I would really like to know if the Ricky gervais show crew will be getting back together for any new podcasts? Also will you be writing a film for Karl Pilkington as he is clearly an amazing naturally funny human being? Thanks for the amazing body of work thus far and I hope there will be more soon!!

    March 20, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Reply
  9. mary spence

    Insanely funny stuff on his new show. I want to memorize this stuff, it's that good.

    March 21, 2010 at 5:58 am | Reply
  10. Nicholas

    Why oh why you didn't kiss Jennifer Garner in "Invention of lying"?

    Croatia

    March 21, 2010 at 11:15 am | Reply
  11. Lisa Reyes

    If there was a biographical movie about you, Steve, and Karl, who would you have playing each roles? (I'm sure you'd demand to direct it and write it. I'd expect nothing less)

    Lisa from Orlando, FL

    PS- Please start including places other than L.A. and New York City to do your stand up tour!

    March 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Reply
  12. Ryan Greenberg

    Hi Ricky.

    I'm a 15 year old girl from Toronto, Canada. I saw the Invention Of Lying at last year's Toronto International Film Festival and when you came on stage to introduce the film I was utterly eccstatic. The same thing happened when I saw you walking to your car afterwards. This is the first time I've ever been 'starstruck' since I don't go crazy like most people every time I see a celebrity but you're different. I've always admired your work and everything else about you (how you stay true to yourself etc). I love Extras and The Office (I do like the American version but yours is waaaay better), your flanimals books (yes, I know they're for 5 year olds but they're endlessly entertaining), of course the Xfm shows and podcast, and even Seona Dancing (sorry I had to bring that up lolx)...Can't wait to see Cemetery Junction!x

    Now for the question. Are you ever planning on doing any live tour dates in Canada?????
    and if Karl was an animal (other then homo sapien) what do you think he'd be?
    (I'd ask the same about Steve but that's a bit obvious...a giraffe, no? hehe)

    –Ryan Greenberg, 15
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    March 21, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Reply
  13. Tiina

    Hi!
    I'm interested in your writing process with Stephen. Is one you "the ideas man" or better at dialogue etc? Can you veto each others ideas? Or do you really write everything together 50/50?

    I've never seen you talk about this in any of your interviews (and I've read many) so I would really LOVE to know how it all works....

    Cheers x

    March 21, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Reply
  14. Mark Paton

    Ricky,

    After all the awards and success you've achieved in the last 10 years do you feel you'd be happy to give up and retire now or is there still more you'd want to be able to say you've done with your life?

    What do you hope to have done in the next 10 years and can you tell us about you're new project you're writing with Steve Merchant?

    March 21, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Reply
  15. Mark Paton

    Ricky,

    After all the awards and success you've achieved in the last 10 years do you feel you'd be happy to give up and retire now or is there still more you'd want to be able to say you've done with your life?

    What do you hope to have done in the next 10 years and can you tell us about you're new project you're writing with Steve Merchant?

    Glasgow, Scotland

    March 21, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Reply
  16. David

    Have you ever seen an old man eating a Twix? /David, Stockholm

    March 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Reply
  17. Adam Capone

    Whenever I try to share Karl Pilkington with other people they instantly think he is being fake. How do you answer people who have the audacity to question him?

    March 22, 2010 at 1:34 am | Reply
  18. Monica Harder- Terhune

    why do you choose not to sing? you have such an amazing voice.. wish we could hear it more. heard you on youtube when you were with elmo for you encore at carnegie hall..(boy can you belt it out) it was amazing to hear ,it makes me smile everytime i here it. is there going to be a video put out?
    saw clips of your paintings... you are really talented. have you done anymore.?.what medium do you prefer..

    ps.. If laurel and hardy had a baby i think it would look like you. you seem to have both features of them ...lol

    from Victoria BC, Vancouver Island Canada

    March 22, 2010 at 2:46 am | Reply
  19. Rocio

    When will the Ricky Gervais Show air in Mexico? I absolutely love admire everything you do but most of the times have to get it online because nothing gets into Latin America, probably the english humor is not as well received. Anyways I look forward to getting Cemetery Junction sometime soon here, same for everything else. Love you Ricky, you're a mind of your own.

    March 22, 2010 at 4:04 am | Reply
  20. Keira

    Greetings,

    My question is: What is the main difference between American humor and British humor, if any??

    Keira:)
    NY

    March 22, 2010 at 4:31 am | Reply
  21. Charles

    Ricky,
    You and Steve said that entering the Office, you both had a list of things not to do rather than things to do on a show. What are some of those things you would never do on a show?

    Charles, Texas.

    March 22, 2010 at 4:31 am | Reply
  22. James Conigrave

    Dear Ricky,
    What are karl's parents like? Do they have round heads?

    James, Australia

    March 22, 2010 at 4:54 am | Reply
  23. kim

    Your movie, "the invention of lies" was moderately funny, until you implied that God and the doctrine of an afterlife is a "lie" – are you an atheist?

    March 22, 2010 at 5:04 am | Reply
  24. Jim

    What is your writing process? Do you outline? Do you follow writing rules (eg Robert Mckee, Syd Fields) or do you have your own particular style? What are the biggest differences you have found in writing for tv opposed to film?
    Thanks
    Jim, Sydney Australia

    March 22, 2010 at 5:19 am | Reply
  25. Paul Parker

    Is Monkey News coming back?

    March 22, 2010 at 5:48 am | Reply
  26. .: p :.

    Ricky Mentioned he stopped believing in God at a young age because of his brother. God was a very important thing to him, but he gave up so easily, putting more faith in his brother than in himself.

    Even if he couldn’t find it with the church, has he ever attempted to search for God through meditation, paying attention to his dreams, or figure out his own way of praying now that he is more mature?

    P.S. We sleep half our lives away barely paying attention to what goes on with our unconscious, who knows what that state is truly capable of, and with sincerity and effort you might find what you once were looking for. It worked for me 🙂

    March 22, 2010 at 7:01 am | Reply
  27. Jeremy

    Most of your comedy is all about your "disadvantages"

    What would you do If you were tall, slim, good looking guy with foot long knob?

    Cracow Poland

    March 22, 2010 at 9:41 am | Reply
  28. Ramila

    You received mixed reviews for your hilarious Golden Globes 2010 performance. Why is it that Americans don't warm easily to sharp British humour?

    Ramila – New Zealand

    March 22, 2010 at 11:17 am | Reply
  29. Andrè "The Party Animal" Akset

    Will you someday be able to get hbo to animate the xfm days? I miss Rockbusters!

    Andrè – Norway

    March 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Reply
  30. Summer Seale

    Hi Ricky,

    I'm just wondering if Elmo is going to be working with you in any future projects? You two were absolutely hilarious together and should form a comedy team. =)

    I can see it now: The Ricky and Elmo Tour. Talk about awesome. =)

    March 22, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  31. Stacey Pullman

    dear Ricky
    when did you first laugh the gervais laugh-cackle, and when did you realize it was so infectious?
    your fan

    March 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Reply
  32. Dicky Anderson

    Would you ever consider returning to radio? The XFM days were even better than the podcasts! Please don't stop doing the podcasts!

    March 22, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  33. Smudge, Switzerland

    Ricky, which of the following would it hurt you most to lose?

    – Money
    – Fame
    – Sense of Humour

    March 22, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Reply
  34. Gregory Clements

    Hey Ricky, Loved your performance in the video game Grand Theft Auto 4. With the video game industry starting to out-perform the movie industry in sales, do you think it will be a matter of time before more celebrities cash in on this growing market all together?

    March 22, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Reply
  35. Nic M

    I have a two part question:

    Part 1: I was wondering who your favourite comedian was growing up / who was the biggest influence in your comedic develpment?

    Part 2: Which movie do you consider to be the best comedy movie of all time? (Your movies excluded, of course. LOL)

    Nic from Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

    March 22, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  36. Elb

    Dear Ricky! A big.....HUGE fan....Literally.....

    Having the blessing of being the chubbier version of you I need to ask you this question!

    How do you stay calm in a room where you know you are the funniest guy and how do you stop yourself from commenting and throwing hilarious jokes almost at everything?

    Elb- Canada

    March 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Reply
  37. Mike Moore

    Ricky,
    In your experience, what are the main differences between American and British humor? Can you give examples of material that works in one country but falls flat in the other?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Austin, Texas

    March 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Reply
  38. Davor

    Where does your obsession with tormenting bold roundheaded friends (Robin, Karl) comes from?

    Is there a Freudian explanation for this maybe?

    Zagreb, Croatia

    March 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  39. Danielle Sneyd

    My Family and I are loyal fans.....my Husband and Son constantly quote you or one of your shows.....THANK YOU Ricky for entertaining us and giving us the gift of laughter!

    my question –
    What makes Ricky laugh?

    Danielle Sneyd from Toronto, Canada

    March 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Reply
  40. Yolanda

    Ricky, When you had the guest appearance on "The Marriage Ref" I thought you was the funniest one on the panel however, I need to know why did you feel the show had some weirdness going on? And I think you hurt Madonna feelings! Do you? And what's up with the other guy that was on the other side of Madonna, he seemed bitter. Is he?
    Alabama, USA

    March 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Reply
  41. Chiboy

    Sir, what are ur advice for we the younger one's or we the youth.

    March 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Reply
  42. Abubakar Akilu

    What is the reason for atending so many countries

    March 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  43. Israel oyetunji

    Its been a nice time with him, so we hope this time again it will also be. Mwah!!!

    March 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  44. Bashir Idris

    what's love

    March 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Reply
  45. James

    What inspires u before u go on a show

    March 22, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Reply
  46. PatiO. in Delaware USA

    Who do you think is the funniest person in comedy today – other than yourself? lol

    March 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Reply
  47. Udodi Kachi Okoli

    What do you have to say about Nollywood Comedians or that of Africans as a whole. Enugu,Nigeria.

    March 22, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Reply
  48. Alice Nyong Ante

    I just read about you but I've never watch any of your comedies. When will you come to Nigeria?

    March 22, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Reply
  49. Alex

    I just love u

    March 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  50. Ben of Kinchela, Australia

    You've talked about turning Cemetry Junction into a TV series. Assuming the movie is a success, how likely is it that this will happen? Will it continue as a drama with funny bits, or will it become a comedy with a solid dramatic story arc like extras and the office?

    March 22, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Reply
  51. Craig

    Do you have any interest in doing another TV series, or is it strictly "Hollywood or Bust" at this point in your career?

    March 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  52. Dan Arroyo

    Thanks for all the great laughs, Ricky.

    I am wondering...is there any rough outline/agenda/sketches to any of your "conversations with Steve and Karl or you just simply and wonderfully out of your minds?

    Thanks,

    Dan

    March 22, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Reply
  53. Michael oghoro

    What gave him such fame?

    March 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Reply
  54. Ogbuagu Onyedikachi

    How do you combine your comedian work with your stay in the muvee industry

    March 22, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  55. ADEMOLA YUSUF

    been funny"could it be natural or artificial,lol i just wanna know.. cheerx..You are the best

    March 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  56. Ryder

    Which The Office series is more humorous to you- the British or the US?

    March 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  57. Michael Brown

    Now that you're a big successful handsome man on both the television and the silver screen – would you consider re-starting your music career?

    March 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  58. Martins

    I look at you and see you are entirely living your work (hope you understand what i mean) so i wonder if you sometimes get bored and wish you were doing something different

    March 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Reply
  59. Brian

    Even d devil takes timeout to watch ricky gervais.. Great guy he is! Spectacular comedian!

    March 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Reply
  60. Steve

    So, take me through the writing process with Steve Merchant. Do each of you have aspects or characters you're better at writing? Do you really obstruct progress and annoy Steve like on the video blogs?

    March 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  61. Gavin Sweeney

    Louis CK excluded, who are the comedians you follow/listen to/admire these days?

    March 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  62. Martha

    How did you meet Jane?

    March 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Reply
  63. Andrew Coleman

    Hi Ricky. Following on from a short conversation we had a few weeks back when I bumped into you, I just wanted to clarify something with you: did you really mean it when you said you thought Karl was cute and that he had the kind of bottom which turned heads? Just wanted to check.

    March 22, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Reply
  64. Isma'ila Dahiru Muhammad

    where and how do you get your inspiration

    March 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Reply
  65. Isma'ila Dahiru Muhammad

    where and how do you get your inspiration? Ismaila Dahiru Muhammad from Kano Nigeria

    March 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Reply
  66. Max

    It tells a lot about the state of German humour that our version of The Office is by far the funniest German show on television, while still being completely inferior to the British or even the US version.
    We may build nice cars, but we can't be funny without copying someone a million times funnier.

    Anyway, keep up your amazing work and please continue Extras some time in the future – David Bowie verbally abusing your character in a song was probably the funniest thing in the history of mankind.

    Max – Germany

    March 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Reply
  67. EBI TEMPLE

    What can someone do to be an outstanding comedian?

    March 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Reply
  68. Juan

    Ricky, you're the best in comedy. What is your next project that we can look forward to in the future? Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA

    March 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Reply
  69. Effiong lawrence

    What is d most bursted movie or comdy ever done by Ricky?

    March 22, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Reply
  70. Chuck

    If everyone watching the show were to smile, because we love you, would you smile back ?

    Thanks,
    – Chuck in Pennsylvania

    March 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Reply
  71. Okula

    I hear you like to play golf. Which golf courses do you most enjoy?

    March 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  72. Jens

    Hi Ricky,
    What is the stupidest thing Karl has ever said?

    And now a more difficult one:
    What is the WISEST thing Karl has ever said?

    Cheers,

    Jens
    Aarhus, Denmark

    March 22, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  73. Ohzed Okwudishu. From Okpanam Nigeria

    Do u have plans of coming to Nigeria? Which Nigerian director would u want to work with? Finally, what do u have to say about comedy in Nigeria?

    March 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  74. Ohzed Okwudishu. Okpanam Nigeria

    Do u take scripts or u just get on set & do ur thing?

    March 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  75. Chary Brown

    I just bought a new dog and i don't know the name to give it. Do you think LION will be suitable.
    What inspiring message do you have for who wants to be like you.

    March 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  76. Ohzed Okwudishu. Okpanam Nigeria

    Do u have plans of coming to Nigeria? What do u have to say about comedy in Nigeria?

    March 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Reply
  77. Josh from London

    Your and Steve Merchant's Office ended with the emotional pay off of Tim and Dawn finally kissing. Now that the American version has had Jim and Pam married, and now with a kid, do you have any idea how Greg Daniels and co. could up with an equally satisfying ending?

    Thanks,

    Josh From London

    March 22, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Reply
  78. Charlotte from Northern Ireland

    Hi Ricky, You're very attractive 🙂
    My question is I know you're an animal lover, but which is your favourite?

    Love u, Charlotte
    x

    March 22, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Reply
  79. Chaitanya

    Alright, Rick!
    Big fan of yours since the early XFM days.
    Really admire your comedy and creativity. On that note, do you have any plans to step outside of the comedy genre?

    March 22, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  80. Gillian

    Just wanted to say the you have the warmest, most wonderful smile!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Reply
  81. Meggan

    What annoys you most about living in America?

    March 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Reply
  82. Odejobi b. Saheed

    Love is something good to everybody,but so dislike by view meny peoples,pls how love can damage life ?

    March 22, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Reply
  83. GTA FAN

    Where else did Ricky appear on GTA 4 other than The Comedy Club? 🙂

    March 22, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Reply
  84. Sophie

    If you had been born in 1988 – so you were 22 this year – what do you think you'd be aiming for in your future in regards to your work and life? I'm 22 and lots of people I know have little to no ambition – ps, please come to Australia!! 🙂 Sydney

    March 23, 2010 at 12:09 am | Reply
  85. ella jay

    i think you're incredibly funny, altho i'm just barely familiar w/you. i thought i wouldn't know enough to ask you any questions.

    after having read only 20% of the above questions, i now wonder: how many security teams do you think you'll need to have so that you can tour australia, new zealand, canada and the U.S. and make it back home in one piece? it looks like it's gonna take a team and a half just to fend off adoring fans/potential stalkers 🙂 good on ya!

    enjoy your success, i am sure you've worked long and hard for the 'overnight' sensation experience!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:25 am | Reply
  86. Carolynne Van Houten

    Ricky Gervais: I am a fan of yours. I notice that your humor is often tinged with large doses of self-deprrcation. Do you believe that humor itself requires an element of tragedy?

    March 23, 2010 at 1:50 am | Reply
  87. daliya robson

    Please make a few jokes about FREEDOM FROM HEALTH CARE for the people who cant read or understand what the health care bill is for. Give them what they as k for
    NO GOVERMENT ASSISTANCE FOR HEALTH CARE IN THEIR STATES

    Why not let some states opt out of health care and have the rest of us have Public option and see which states do better after 2 years. That would be a win win for all. Let the gop go to Glenn Beck and Hannity for freedom and medical solutions that the old white men from the GOP are most likely pay forour fo the goodness of the christian hearts. Joke? . They will get freedom from health care for free.

    Posted by: daliya robson

    March 23, 2010 at 2:01 am | Reply
  88. Adam Craig Hall

    Where do you stand on the film 'the curious case of Benjamin Button?' This theory was proposed to you well before the film in one of your podcasts and you completly dismissed it and ridiculed your co-worker for bringing up the idea... It is now an Oscar winning feature.

    Do you accept that Karl Pilkington is a genuis and that in fact you should look at introducing him to some of the screenwriters you now work with?

    March 23, 2010 at 2:19 am | Reply
  89. Hillary Levin

    Hi Ricky-

    Would you please name your dream cast of actors you'd most like to work with but haven't yet?

    Best of luck you!
    Hillary

    March 23, 2010 at 2:23 am | Reply
  90. Jane

    I love the office, and on good days at work, my workplace (government, unionized) reflects a similar environment: we have a perfect Dwight without our version even trying! But on bad days, it's depressing. Did you ever work somewhere like that? Do you miss teaching? Did the Office series evolve as a survival tool? Do you ever get bored with people, or do they still fascinate you (like Simon Cowell, for instance)?

    March 23, 2010 at 2:28 am | Reply
  91. Nick Sullivan

    Hi Ricky, my name is Nick Sullivan – I'm 19 from South Wales, UK.

    I've been a big fan of yours since my young teens and have followed your work ever since.

    I'd just like to ask you about your next project with Stephen Merchant. Not Cemetery Junction but the one that you mentioned in your blog. You said you were ditching the drama in favour of all-out funny.

    I thought that you were going to do a series based on Cemetery Junction after it's theatrical release. Is this now not the case?

    I'm actually excited and glad that you are ditching the weight of your work so to speak to try and max-out the comedic element. Not that I don't enjoy it. I actually think The Office is of course enhanced by it as is Extras.

    But with The Office it was so bittersweet, so peppered, so controlled and real. So naturalistic and true to life. It's actually some of the finest crafted drama AND comedy I've ever seen on TV.

    With that said though, after the drama in Extras... I started to picture and yearn for you and Stephen to do comedy for comedy's sake. Still finely crafted, subtle and ironic but just focusing on the humour. I thought it'd be interesting to see how far you could take it.

    So I was thrilled to read this is what you're doing next. Can you divulge anymore details on the project, ie. the theme, if you and Stephen will star in it etc.

    Thanks, Nick.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:14 am | Reply
  92. Betsy

    When casting for your projects, what do you look for in potential cast members? Do you base your selection off personality, the reading, how long one can go without laughing, or by how much pressure an actress can take when you squeeze her head? Would bringing a fresh roll of gaffer tape garner brownie points?

    March 23, 2010 at 3:20 am | Reply
  93. Betsy

    When casting for your projects, what do you look for in potential cast members? Do you base your selection off personality, the reading, how long one can go without laughing, or by how much pressure an actress can take when you squeeze her head? Would bringing a fresh roll of gaffer tape garner brownie points?

    Betsy from Webb City, Missouri

    March 23, 2010 at 3:21 am | Reply
  94. Jen Brown

    Do you see yourself abandoning stand-up and doing more tv/film acting as other famous comedians have done? BTW, please consider a British re-make of a French comedy _Le diner de cons_, it's hilarious!

    March 23, 2010 at 5:11 am | Reply
  95. Jen Brown

    Do you see yourself abandoning stand-up and doing more tv/film acting as other famous comedians have done? BTW, please consider a British re-make of a French comedy _Le diner de cons_, it's hilarious!

    Jen Brown
    a Texan in Canberra, Australia

    March 23, 2010 at 5:19 am | Reply
  96. Ayodagreat

    Hi Ricky i must commend you for a job well done. My question to you. As comedian with a great sense of humur. Have you eva came across a difficult, unavoidable and bored moment which could have made you to forgget an act of being a comedian?.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:34 am | Reply
  97. Chary Brown

    What inspiring message do you have for young comedians.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:55 am | Reply
  98. Jef

    Do you think you, through proper translation, can make the Taliban laugh or at least understand your humor?

    Jef from Dubai

    March 23, 2010 at 5:59 am | Reply
  99. koen

    plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz COME TO NEW ZEALAND WE ALL LOVE YOU OVER HERE IF YOU COME DONT GO TO AUSTRALIA ONLY COME TO NZ PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 6:48 am | Reply
  100. Edward

    With The Office you stopped after 2 seasons because there was nothing left to explore – IMO a great decision and part of the reason why the show is legendary, even if you probably missed out on a lot of royalties.

    But the American version is already in its 5th season;
    – why is this and do you think the show is still as good as its first series? – You're executive producer, so are you the one who should say 'stop' at a certain point?
    – Or is Steve Carrell simply funnier and more creative than you to make 5 seasons possible?

    March 23, 2010 at 7:11 am | Reply
  101. Stefan (South Africa)

    What are the chances of you joining up with Ben Elton and Rowan Atkinson to create what would be an unholy triumvirate of comedic genius?

    March 23, 2010 at 7:19 am | Reply
  102. Kevin Quail

    Don't you think you would be funnier if you didn't use that fake British accent? I'm just sayin', if you're British or whatever, where's the bad teeth, then?

    March 23, 2010 at 7:23 am | Reply
  103. John

    Where do you get your confidence from? I mean, not too long ago, you had very little going for you, I understand.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:14 am | Reply
  104. Ahmad

    What was the most absurd and ridiculous comment Karl has ever made to you, on or off air?

    March 23, 2010 at 8:37 am | Reply
  105. neil

    i loved your desert Island disks; Can you suggest one more track? Something that moves you every time you listen to it... And can you please tell us why?

    neil,
    cape town

    March 23, 2010 at 9:30 am | Reply
  106. Betsy

    Who do you think is sexiest, you, Steve, or Karl? Please keep in mind that Karl has a head like an orange.

    Betsy from Webb City, MO

    March 23, 2010 at 11:41 am | Reply
  107. Mark Roberts

    Hi Ricky,

    Big fan of you and Stephen Merchant. How exactly did you guys meet and what were the early days of writing together like?

    Mark.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Reply
  108. bernard boakye

    i love u movie that is,the invention of lying.i've watched it over 15 times. what i want to know is u get your ideas from and are u working on any movie.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Reply
  109. Shittu

    Hi am so worrid about this acid rain

    March 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Reply
  110. Gabriel Ellis

    i own at least 3 video blogs and i love to video blog myself and do some crazy stuffs`-.

    October 6, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Reply

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