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Why see Ricky Gervais?

Rickey Gervais' armageddon.

British comic Ricky Gervais returns to the road in 2023 with his newest tour, Armageddon. One of the most recognizable comics on the planet, Gervais is a controversial yet hilarious performer, unafraid of questioning every aspect of life in a way that connects audiences to his themes. Be prepared for trademark sarcasm and scouring satire as this show is not one for the faint-hearted!

Having enjoyed a renaissance with his globally acclaimed Netflix series, After Life, at the beginning of 2019, Gervais is riding another peak of his already illustrious career. A big hit in Britain as well as the USA, The Office genius is rarely seen on TV let alone live on stage, don't miss your chance to be in the room where it happens when Ricky hits your town! 

Key Information

Covid 19 secure

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Dates

Finished May 6, 2023

Reviews

Customer reviews

4 reviews, average rating: (3.0 Stars)

Sally

Hilariously, arrogantly self-deprecating, Gervais nails it.

Ricky Gervais kept his end of the bargain you make with an artist when you buy tickets to attend a performance, the first of two in Chicago. He was thought-provoking. He was funny. And he probably was offensive if you weren't a fan, but you probably weren't in the audience anyway. He sticks to his material and doesn't do local, but he did do a shout-out to Chicago and make generous donations to two local charities (PAWS Chicago and Gilda's Club) which made the audience love him even more. Every joke or set-up has a point. You needed to listen and wait before jumping to conclusions. A joke about Caitlyn Jenner brought laughs until he gently reminded us that she actually killed someone driving. The opening act, local Kevin Bozeman, did a good job of warming and loosening up the primarily white audience with some funny, pointed comments about being black and living in the suburbs. Note, the show starts and bars close exactly at 8 p.m. Tip your bartenders well. ... Read more

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