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Ricky Gervais Discusses the Differences of Us Versus UK Comedy

 - Feb 3, 2012
References: rickygervais & youtube
In this brief video conversation with actor and comedian Ricky Gervais, he talks about the differences between producing content for television and film in the US and the UK. He explains that the major point of differentiation between the two continents and the way they approach humor comes from the fact that UK production has smaller budgets.

He also explains that American productions are developed with more optimism because this trait is inherently part of their culture. Gervais humorously jokes that Americans champion the underdog so much that he actually becomes annoying. In this entertaining talk with the actor, Ricky Gervais compares and contrasts the two industries and reveals how he escaped mediocrity.