Ricky Gervais accused of recycling jokes in new Netflix show After Life

11 March 2019 by The Indipendent (UK) After Life
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Fans have accused Ricky Gervais of recycling jokes in his latest Netflix series, After Life, where he decides to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes.

The series follows Tony (Gervais) who, after his wife dies and he contemplates taking his own life, decides to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes. As pointed out on Twitter, the first episode of the show features a joke already seen in his 2004 live tour Politics, where he shared an anecdote about a friend from university, Pete, who bought a newspaper from a “little old lady” with a front page showing an elderly mugging victim. In the joke, Gervais says: “And the old lady, just making conversation — she probably said it to everyone who came in that day – she went to Pete: ‘It’s awful, isn’t it?’ And he went, ‘Yeah. Yeah, she’s 93. Scarred for life.’ But you leave it, don’t you? Pete went, ‘Well, that’s not scarred for life then, is it?’” “She went, ‘What?’ ‘You scar a baby for life, don’t you? If she lives till she’s 100, she’s only been scarred for seven per cent of her life.’ He did the maths for her! Like this old woman’s meant to go, ‘Yeah, you’re right. F*** her!’” After Life sees Tony have the...

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