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Interview: Ricky Gervais Gets Animated

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Ricky Gervais is such a comedy icon, there's no sense listing his accolades or previous works here. Suffice it to say, Gervais has a penchant for creating whip-smart comedy shows that push boundaries and exceed expectations. Now in it's second year, HBO's The Ricky Gervais Show keeps the same momentum going, with new animations to go along with years worth of amazing podcasts, heavily starring sound-guy-turned-cohost Karl Pilkington, and his inane takes on some of life's biggest questions.

LAist was extremely fortunate to catch up with Gervais to talk about The Ricky Gervais Show, his relationship with HBO, and what it takes to really be successful.