Ricky Gervais, an accomplished comedian, actor, writer, and director, is set to make a triumphant return to the Netflix stage with his unparalleled stand-up extravaganza, Armageddon, on the much-anticipated date of December 25, 2023. This record-breaking performance promises to showcase Gervais’s unique blend of wit, humor, and insightful commentary, further solidifying his status as a comedic luminary. Brace yourself for an uproarious journey as Gervais delivers a side-splitting, thought-provoking spectacle that is bound to leave audiences in stitches this festive holiday season.
The BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning mind behind The Office, Extras and Afterlife takes the stage for a provocative new stand-up special, riffing on the end of humanity, political correctness, family weddings, funerals, and Artificial Intelligence.
The special is directed by John L. Spencer, produced by Derek Productions, and was recorded at the world-famous London Palladium earlier this year.
“For the next 2000 years, people will remember the 25th December as the day Armageddon was released on Netflix.”-Ricky Gervais
During the year 2020, Ricky Gervais solidified his association with Netflix by penning a substantial deal, reportedly valued at an impressive $40 million. This multifaceted agreement not only encompassed the production of the much-anticipated third season of his critically acclaimed comedy series, “After Life,” but also included a provision for an unspecified number of exclusive stand-up specials. The lucrative pact attested to both Gervais’s artistic prowess and his enduring appeal, underscoring Netflix’s commitment to showcasing his diverse talents across various comedic formats. With this strategic collaboration, Gervais further cemented his presence as a key player in the streaming platform’s dynamic content landscape.
Gervais’s new set is his third Netflix stand-up special, following Humanity (2018) and SuperNature (2022), and alongside his critically acclaimed, award-winning series Afterlife, are available exclusively on Netflix.