Ricky Gervais Doesn’t Believe In the Supernatural
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-You’re going back on tour
for stand-up, which is very exciting. -“SuperNature” is
the name of the show. [ Cheers and applause ] -Yeah.
-Where did that name come from? -“SuperNature” for two reasons. I sort of debunk
the supernatural. I don’t believe in
anything supernatural. I think anything that exists is,
by definition, part of nature. And also “SuperNature” ’cause
I think nature is super enough. I think it’s amazing.
-Yeah. [ Cheers and applause ] -And I talk about that. I say, like, “We don’t need
angels and unicorns, you know? We’ve got
the duck-billed platypus. -Right.
-You know what I mean? This is true —
when that was discovered, scientists thought it was a hoax Because it produces
eggs and milk. It could make its own custard.
It doesn’t, but it could. [ Laughter ]
They’re amazing. It’s amazing. [ Chuckles ] -And you obviously
tour internationally. -Yeah.
-Obviously, that’s a grand idea that seems like it travels well. Do you have to
change your act much when you… -As long as I don’t do what was on British TV
the night before. But when you’re dealing with,
like, you know, AIDS and Hitler, it sort of travels everywhere.
You know what I -They say there’s a lot of
downsides to AIDS and Hitler. But the good side is
it really travels well. [ Laughter ] I want to ask you.
This is a photo of you with some nieces and nephews.
Do you have a funny family? -That’s just one —
that’s one sibling’s — -That’s — Really?
-Yes. -That’s quite a brood.
-I know. And there’s about 30 in all.
I don’t know their names. [ Laughter ]
I see them at Christmas. -Are they excited to see you?
-Yeah. They know I’ve got
a bit of money now. They just go through my pockets
and run off. -And it must be tough
with so many of them. How do you defend against them?
-Yeah. -One is getting your attention
and then the wallet is gone. -Exactly. They’re lovely.
They’re lovely whoever they are. [ Laughter ] -Congratulations on the show.
I’m really enjoying it. Thanks so much for being back.
It’s always great to see you.