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  • -You know our next guest from "The Office" and "Extras."

  • He has the second season of "After Life" on Netflix now.

  • Please welcome back to the show Ricky Gervais.

  • Ricky, how are you holding up?

  • -Good. Yeah, good.

  • Strange times, but yeah.

  • Doesn't make a lot of difference to me.

  • Apart from the gigs that are postponed.

  • I never went out much.

  • I was always on the couch by 6:00 p.m.,

  • drinking wine, watching Netflix.

  • So, you know, it's --

  • It's no different to me if I'm honest.

  • -I'm a pretty indoor-friendly guy, as well.

  • And I feel like when it gets nice out,

  • people always judge me for not being outside.

  • And now I feel as though they judge me well for staying inside

  • so it's kind of working out for me in regards to that, as well.

  • -Yeah, I'm doing -- I'm doing the hour's exercise,

  • out walking. Luckily, there's a lovely heath.

  • And I've got a little bit of a -- You know, we got a garden,

  • so I make Jane play badminton with me all the time.

  • She's a novelist,

  • so she's usually got the house to herself.

  • I'm usually in my office down the street.

  • So, for her, it's like having a toddler home.

  • I've never heard this so often.

  • She's going, "Okay, shh, shush up. Wait a minute.

  • Yeah, I just got -- Let me just finish this sentence."

  • So -- [ Both laugh ]

  • It's a nightmare for her, but also you won't hear me complain.

  • -Yeah, I mean it's --

  • Obviously, it's incredibly easy for people like you and I

  • when you consider what they're going through every day.

  • -Yeah, yeah.

  • So, yeah, I --

  • We mustn't complain.

  • -No, no complaints from me.

  • Ricky, I can't help but notice a number of awards behind you.

  • Is it safe to assume that those are your trophies?

  • -They are.

  • Just a -- Just a small percentage of them in this.

  • [ Both laugh ] I'm surrounded by them.

  • It's probably why the Wi-Fi isn't very good,

  • because it's interfering. -Oh, right, all the metal.

  • [ Both laugh ] -So much --

  • There's so much metal in this room.

  • Yes, this is -- They are my awards.

  • This is really my office in my house.

  • I use this to do Zoom

  • because it's the smallest room in the house.

  • I thought it wouldn't echo.

  • The other rooms are huge. [ Both laugh ]

  • -Oh, just massive rooms, right? Massive...

  • -In fact, we play badminton... -...rooms with massive echoes.

  • -...inside sometimes.

  • -[ Laughs ]

  • You -- Do you think that --

  • You mentioned you've canceled shows.

  • That must be disappointing,

  • but at least you know in the future you can reschedule them.

  • Do you think we're going to be seeing comedy live again...

  • -Yeah. -...one of these days?

  • -Yeah, they're not canceled. They're postponed.

  • But, you know, you've got to put it far enough ahead

  • so it doesn't happen again. We just don't know, you know?

  • But I also know the size of the arenas I'm playing,

  • even if they start going back soon,

  • that it'd be 100 people, then 1,000,

  • then 5,000, and then 10,000.

  • So, I postponed them to, you know, to next year just in case.

  • But, sure, you know?

  • We'll do it when people are feeling good.

  • And what can you do?

  • It's not safe. It would be irresponsible,

  • and we're not allowed.

  • But I think even if they said you could, I'd worry.

  • I'd worry a little bit.

  • I know there's this school of thought

  • that we should just be going back to normal.

  • But, I don't know. I'll err on the side of caution.

  • Let's find out what's happening first.

  • -I think caution is a good idea.

  • You received attention

  • not just for the second season of "After Life" this week,

  • but also, you had a very prescient comment in 2016,

  • a tweet, and we'll put it up on-screen here,

  • where you basically said

  • the fact that bleach has to have "do not drink" on the label

  • means Donald Trump might be president.

  • Do you feel any reward in coming to the conclusion

  • of how prescient that was, or does it just...

  • -No. -...fill you with dread?

  • -Sometimes you don't want to be right.

  • But -- -Yeah.

  • -Right. But the worst thing about his comment

  • about drinking disinfectant,

  • apart from the fact that it can, you know, cause death,

  • was that he said it

  • the day that "After Life" 2 launched on Netflix.

  • And it was the second biggest trend in the world on Twitter,

  • "After Life" 2.

  • The first biggest trend was disinfectant.

  • So, he affected me personally,

  • and that's my beef with that. [ Both laugh ]

  • -That's the line you will not forgive him for crossing.

  • [ Laughs ] -No. Everything else, I'm cool.

  • But, yeah.

-You know our next guest from "The Office" and "Extras."

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