Award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and director Ricky Gervais has announced a Birmingham date for his Armageddon tour.
Produced by Live Nation, tickets for Ricky Gervais: Armageddon at Utilita Arena Birmingham will go on general sale this Friday 31st March, 10am, as Gervais continues to take his brand-new stand-up show to audiences around the globe, throughout this year and into 2024.
The acclaimed British comedian has already visited some of the biggest venues in the UK across the Armageddon tour, and today announces a date in Birmingham.
“Ricky Gervais is Britain’s biggest comedian. He sells out arenas around the world,” said Ian Coburn, Live Nation.
“When I was invited to play the iconic Hollywood Bowl, I said “What if it rains?” This pretty much sums up how British people think,” said Gervais.
Gervais’s 2021 tour SuperNature was a huge success and subsequently became one of the most watched comedy specials of the year on Netflix, when it aired in May 2022. Netflix have already bought the rights to Armageddon, which will stream as Ricky’s next Netflix special in early 2024.
Tickets for all new dates will go on general sale on Friday 31st March, 10am. Tickets at http://bit.ly/3ZhSi6a.
As Gervais has done with his previous tours, profits made on the more expensive Platinum tickets for his shows will be donated to charity.
About Ricky Gervais
Creator and star of ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras’, Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes®, two Primetime Emmys® and seven BAFTAS. ‘The Office’ is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes. The NBC version is the most successful US remake of a British show in more than 30 years.
Considered the most influential British comedian since Charlie Chaplin, Gervais is an award-winning stand-up comedian, with six international tours to date. His live stand up show ‘Fame’ became the fastest selling UK stand-up show in history.
Gervais can most recently be seen in his Netflix stand up special “SuperNature,” which premiered in May 2022. He also starred in the dark comedy “After Life,” which he created, directed and executive produced. The series premiered to rave reviews and fan response in 2019, and returned for an equally lauded second season in April 2020. The third and final season premiered in January 2022, also to high acclaim.
Gervais was first asked to host the Golden Globes® awards ceremony in 2010, making him the first host of the Golden Globes® since 1995. The broadcast was seen by an estimated 250 million viewers. Gervais has since hosted the Golden Globes® in 2011, 2012, and 2016 prior to his most recent appearance as host for the 5th time in 2020.
Gervais is also featured in The Guinness Book of World Records for having the most downloaded internet show of all time. He has written, directed, produced and starred in ‘Cemetery Junction’, ‘The Invention of Lying’, and starred in ‘Ghost Town.’ In 2010, Gervais was named in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and awarded the Sir Pete