In the late 1990s, he started his career as a stand-up comedian. His comedic performances included five tours of stand-up comedy in various countries
Gervais has appeared in multiple films, including Muppets Most Wanted and the Netflix original Special Correspondents. In addition, he is the author of the Flanimals series of books.
Ricky Dene Gervais was born in Reading, England on June 25, 1961. Ricky was the youngest of his French-Canadian father’s four children.
Gervais attended University College London after high school and graduated with a degree in philosophy. While attending university, Gervais met Jane Fallon, and the two have been together ever since.
Early Career Meet Ricky Gervais failed miserably. Ricky Gervais began his career in radio after his pop career failed. He hired Stephen Merchant as an assistant after meeting him at XFM. The Office was created by two people.
Stephen Merchant created a seven-minute short film while studying film in 1999. The short film featured future Office character David Brent, played by Ricky Gervais.