Ricky Gervais

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Cillian Sheridan in action for Wellington Phoenix during his time in New Zealand.

When Cillian Sheridan was travelling up to training in Dublin on Bus Éireann, he probably couldn’t have imagined he would end up on a journey that has(...)

 Phil Neville gave us soundbites for years to come throughout last summer’s Women’s World Cup. Photograph: PA

Sometimes this quarantine situation gets to me. Some days I think of all the joy and little pleasures it has robbed me of. Other days I find myself fe(...)

Gervais’s post-Office output is like watching him pull all the threads from it, one by one

I should probably preface this one by admitting that I think Ricky Gervais is funny. A weirdly divisive statement to make these days, and one I am abo(...)

The cast of Kim’s Convenience. Photograph: Netflix

Kim’s Convenience – Season 4 (April 1st) For those in need of a Schitt’s Creek replacement, Kim’s Convenience offers the same genial humour and light(...)

1979: Terry Jones, star of Monty Python’s Flying Circus directed and starred in Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

What The Beatles were to British music, Monty Python were to British comedy and it is no great stretch to view founding member Terry Jones, who has di(...)

Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from Joker. Photograph: Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

Let’s keep this in perspective. Joker won an enormous 11 Oscar nominations. That’s a lot, but there were three films right behind with 10. The Academ(...)

Ricky Gervais hosts the Golden Globe awards in Beverly Hills, the US,  on Monday. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal Media, LLC via Getty Images

On Monday night comedian Ricky Gervais – divisive at the best of times – chastised a room packed to the brim of Hollywood’s mega elite. Hosting the Go(...)

David Heyman (left), Shannon McIntosh, Margaret Qualley, Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt, Julia Butters, and Leonardo DiCaprio pose in the press room during the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, USA, January 5th 2020. Photograph: Christian Monterrosa/EPA

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood was the biggest winner in the film section at the 77th Golden Globes on Sunday night. The movie too(...)

The Book of Kells  will go on public display again at Trinity College Dublin, on March 1st. Photograph:  Getty Images

January January 1st: European Commission deadline for Ireland’s National Energy and Climate strategy. With high per-capita greenhouse gas emissions, (...)

Ricky Gervais in his Netflix series After Life: the show was popular with viewers but received mixed reviews

Nineteen years ago, one more of British comedy’s great frustrated underachievers made a first appearance. David Brent is still honoured beside Rigsby,(...)

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