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Life's Too Short (tv program)
This time, Ricky Gervais tries playing 'nice'
This time, Ricky Gervais tries playing 'nice'

Ricky Gervais doesn't understand why you're so afraid of him. "People come up to me and say, 'Oh, I was scared to ask for your autograph in case you put me down,'" Gervais says in a hushed tone during a recent interview in New York. "No, no, I would never do that." It's not difficult to understand this misperception. Ever since "The Office" catapulted him to global fame a dozen years ago, the writer, director, actor and professional provocateur has come to be synonymous with a brand of humor that, although never truly mean-spirited, is fueled by discomfort. Enjoying Gervais' work, whether he's ridiculing...

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