‘I am God’ says control freak Gervais
HE HAS never been afraid of courting controversy and today Ricky Gervais risks inviting another row by declaring: ‘I am God.’
In an exclusive interview in today’s TV Week, the comedian makes the remark when asked if he becomes a control freak when he performs.
‘Definitely, absolutely,’ he admits.
‘That’s why I love stand-up more than anything. I say when and where the shows are, how much the ticket is, what I talk about.
‘I don’t answer to anyone. Apart from the laws of the land, I am God!
‘I’m not ashamed to say that with art you have to be a complete fascist.’
Gervais, who shot to fame in hit TV show The Office, is currently on a stand-up tour with a show called Humanity. He also reveals in TV Week that he was offered the role of Churchill in the forthcoming film Darkest Hour, but turned it down.
‘fascist’: Controversial comedian Ricky Gervais