Derek

Is Gervais Holding a Mirror Up to Society or Is He Just a Bully?

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Iddo Goldfarb

Don't get me wrong, I happen to think that Gervais is a genuinely talented actor (almost in spite of himself) but he must know that his muppet face, ridiculous enough in the first place, has been compromised by a decade of retarded gurning.

'Derek' Handed Second Series

Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais' new TV series 'Derek' has been recommissioned for a second series, it has been confirmed. The Channel 4 comedy-drama will return fo...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Derek's Bird, And Dougie's Rage

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Derek's twinkly music set the scene in the customary manner, for what turned out to be the most striking episode yet. I don't know about you, but ...

How Programmes Like My Mad Fat Diary and Derek Can Help Reduce the Stigma Around Mental Health

Rebecca Walton | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Walton

When I first saw the adverts for My Mad Fat Diary and Derek I was extremely dubious about the pair of them. My Mad Fat Diary was advertised as a programme much like Skins but with a 'mad fat' girl as the main character.

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Karl Pilkington The Saving Grace Of 'Derek'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Derek's second episode found a young lady sent to carry out her community service, and the residents joining together to celebrate Derek's 50th birth...

Comedy Should Be Controversial

Richard Taylor | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Richard Taylor

Assisted suicide is not inherently funny. Or is it? And an intellectual disability should not to be laughed at. Or (wait for it) should it? In amongst all the talk, the outrage and conflicting views I cannot help but think, comedy should be controversial.

The End of Dryathlon 2013; But What Is 'The Golden Rule''

James Peckham | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Peckham

What is the ultimate test of physical and mental endurance? Some would say a marathon. Others would say 20 marathons in 20 days. Some others would even say completing the Tour de France without any performance enhancing drugs. How about a month without alcohol?

My Top Telly Tips for 2013

Elliot Gonzalez | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Elliot Gonzalez

So now the time has to forget about the Olympics and indeed the Queen's jubilee it's time to focus on the telly programmes that we'll be watching in 2013. My top telly tips for the year ahead include a mixture of comedy, drama and a bit of reality TV thrown in to keep it err... real.

Gervais Reveals The Award That Means The Most...

WENN | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Funnyman Ricky Gervais was delighted when his pilot for Derek won a Hollywood award earlier this month, calling the honour more thrilling than his pre...

Gervais' Comedy 'Derek' Granted Full Series

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Derek, Ricky Gervais' comedy drama about a vulnerable man working in an old people's home, has been commissioned for a full series by Channel 4. A ...

Ricky Gervais Eyes Up US Release For 'Derek'

Metro | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Ricky Gervais says that he hopes his retirement home comedy Derek will make it to US televisions screens, following the Stateside success of his previ...

We Need to Talk About Derek

Andrea Mann | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Andrea Mann

As both a comedy writer and the sister of someone with learning disabilities, to say that I was interested in watching Ricky Gervais's Derek is something of an understatement. That's right: I was mildly intrigued.

Caroline Frost

Tonight's TV Pick: Will Derek Prove The Gervais Doubters Wrong?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais has been on a rollercoaster of affection with his viewing public, since "doing the dance" into their consciousness as beleaguered everym...

'Derek's Just Different'

WENN | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais has defended his new TV show Derek over concerns the sitcom mocks those with learning difficulties. The British funnyman plays the t...

WATCH: 5 Clips From Ricky Gervais' 'Derek'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Has Ricky Gervais finally gone too far? After recently cooking up a storm on Twitter by using the word "mong" - an old-fashioned term which is ofte...