Ricky Ger­vais work­ing on sit­com

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Co­me­dian Ricky Ger­vais (top), is de­vel­op­ing a new sit­com and has al­ready started writ­ing for it. The 55-year-old, who has not ap­peared in a sit­com since the end of Derek in 2014, says he has “writ­ten five pages” of a new show, about a man who has lost ev­ery­thing and is forced to move in with an “ab­so­lute loser rel­a­tive”, ac­cord­ing to The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter.

Re­gard­ing the sit­com, Ger­vais said, “I had five projects which I have nar­rowed down to one sit­com. I have writ­ten five pages. I shouldn’t say but the idea is I get sep­a­rated from my wife and I have to move in with an ab­so­lute loser rel­a­tive. I have lost ev­ery­thing. I haven’t got a house, I haven’t got a job... I have to start dat­ing again. It’s hor­ren­dous. At 55, I’ve got to start from scratch, and all I want is her (my wife) back. So it’s about me try­ing to cope with­out this life-long part­ner and how the real world is harsh. It is go­ing to be harsh.”

Ger­vais, who gained pop­u­lar­ity play­ing David Brent in The Of­fice, says the au­di­ence will have to wait for the sit­com as he is oc­cu­pied with stand-up com­edy at the mo­ment. “Hon­estly, I am ob­sessed with stand-up now. I was think­ing I might go out straight af­ter this tour and do another one.”


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