Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant Unveil New TV Series

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 3:33 am,

Comedic geniuses Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have announced that they are, once again, entering the television arena with a new series to air on BBC Two. The series, entitled Life’s Too Short, will star everyone’s favorite Leprechaun in the hood, Warwick Davis.

As Gervais describes the show:

“It’s about his life – the life of a showbiz dwarf. He plays himself, we play ourselves, it’s sort of like Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

The series, much like Extras, will be a 30-minute observational comedy centering on the day-to-day life of actor Warwick Davis. With Davis taking the lead, Gervais and Merchant have confirmed that they will have minor reoccurring roles.

Gervais, never missing a beat, says:

“We’re having so much fun working with Warwick. Pound for pound he is one of the funniest men I know.”

As a self-described Anglophile, I can’t get enough of Gervais and Merchant. That being said, the series does sounds like a rehash of their previous series, Extras, which was also described as “sort of like Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

However, there is certainly plenty of comedic potential in having Davis, Gervais and Merchant playing themselves. Especially with Davis starring in some of the most iconic films from the 80s and 90s: Willow, Leprechaun (don’t forget Leprechaun 4: in Space) and Return of the Jedi.

My only requirements to watch are that they somehow include Karl Pilkington in the mix – and there has to be a scene where someone says to Davis, “Out of the way, Peck.”

“Lep in the Hood, come to do no good”

Other than that, I see no reason why Life’s Too Short won’t be a success. HBO is currently in development to bring the series to America.

Now, I better start preparing myself for only having 13 episodes of another wonderful another Gervais, Merchant TV Show.

What do you think of Life’s Too Short? Will it be another hit for the comedic duo? Do you think Warwick Davis will be able to handle the comedy?

Expect to see Life’s Too Short in the coming months on BBC Two.

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Source: Digital Spy and Radio Times

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  1. Love me some Gervais. I saw his stand up a few years ago and did not like it. Then I watched The Office, Ricky Gervais Show, Ghost Town, Invention of Lying and Extras and I'm a true fan of this man. His comedy is truly British (dry humor) that has so many more layers than some of the American comedy crap we have to settle for nowadays.

  2. I thought his series where they are talkin on the radio show was sooo stupid but then when I started watching it I thought it was pretty funny. I mean damn this guy really thinks about things that Psychotically???? LMAO!! But you know the scary thing is.. i totally can relate to him.. Damn gotta get the name of that show—-

  3. these guys are hilarious the office and the extras where truly amazing. if anyone hasnt seen it, try and catch his standup called politics. this show sounds like it could be excellent idea. i cant wait, and if they get karl pilkington in on it also, well then it could possibly be the best idea for a show ever. but then im english so i may be slightly bias.

  4. I like Extras, and I've liked a few other things I've seen Gervais in, but this just doesn't do much for me. Then again I've never seen the humor of people trying to get someone a bit on the slow side of grasping things to express those thoughts for a laugh at them. There's a smugness about that kind of humor that makes it more pathetic than funny….Hopefully Gervais will soon move on to somethjing that takes some talent again.

  5. Here’s the Facebook page
    http://www.facebook.com/BBC.HBO.Lifes.Too.Short

  6. Ricky and Stephen is exactly what the UK need. True talent. Office of course is an unbeatable TV series.But,how life’s too short has poor ratings I don’t know, have people lost their sense of humor, its frigging brilliant.

    Problem we have is that British people are just too boring..

    I hope I have the chance to be in a Rickymerchant production one day.