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It's been a long time since this lad graced our shores.

We love everything from The Office, to The Ricky Gervais Show, but one thing we missed over the past few years was Ricky Gervais' stand-up.

But the comedy superstar is on his way back and will be in Dublin during our summer months.

Taking to the 3Arena stage on June 24, Ricky will perform his Humanity stand-up gig, which is said to be the angriest and most honest yet.

If you fancy heading along, tickets go on sale next Friday, February 24, at 10am on Ticketmaster.

See you there!


Caitlyn Jenner had the perfect comeback for Ricky Gervais following a controversial joke he made about her at the Golden Globes last weekend. 

The host, who is well known for speaking his mind, made comments about the Kardashian star while he hosted the event. 

"What a year she's had," said Ricky at the podium. 

"She's become a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery and destroying stereotypes."

"She didn't do a lot for women drivers. You can't have everything, can you, not at the same time." 

The comedian was referencing the car crash Caitlyn was involved in last year in which one person was killed. 

While the joke got laughs at the ceremony, many Twitter users thought that the comment was distasteful as well as transphobic.

 But they had need not have worried, because Caitlyn is more than capable of defending herself. 

"On Ricky, I think what I’m gonna do [is] call the Golden Globes and see if they need a new host for next year," said the 66-year-old at a panel discussion for her show, I am Cait. 

"And we’ll solve that problem."

You tell em, sister! 

Caitlyn has also revealed today that she thinks she is finally ready to get back in the dating game with a man. 

"To be honest I don't see myself dating women in the future," reveals the brunette in a season two premiere for her show. 

Watch this space! 


As we revel in the success of Irish individuals nominated for Academy Awards this year, the ceremony is once again being criticised for it's lack of diversity in nominations. 

The Oscars have notoriously been considered as a conservative operation with many perceiving that predictable films and performers are nominated and take home the awards every year. 

This year is no different as industry insiders and critics took to social media to lament the lack of diversity in this year's nominations. 

"Why did the Oscars announce all the white nominees first?" said Ricky Gervais sarcastically to his 10.5 million Twitter followers yesterday. 

The nominations also prompted the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag to resurface as spectators noted that no black directors or actors appeared in the top categories. 

"It's actually worse than last year. Best Documentary and Best Original Screenplay. That's it," tweeted April Reign, the original creator of the popular hashtag. 

Perhaps the criticisms facing the ceremony are unsurprising when considering the makeup of the Academy itself whose members vote on who is to take home each award.

A survey conducted in 2012 revealed that of the five thousand members of the prestigious organisation, over ninety per cent were Caucasian and over fifty per cent were over the age of sixty. 

Glaring omissions from the nominations this year are considered to be Idris Elba for Beasts of No Nation, Will Smith for his work in the film, Concussion as well as the cast of the boxing film, Creed. 

However, most people were enraged by the critically acclaimed biopic Straight Outta Compton only receiving one nomination for Best Original Screenplay. 

Many noted that the film, directed by F. Gary Grey, was only nominated for it's white script writers rather than the efforts of the cast, director or crew. 

And even Cheryl Isaac, president of the Academy, has picked up on this.

"I really was disappointed. Fabulous movie, fabulous movie," said Cheryl to the Associated Press. 

"What is important is that this entire conversation of diversity is here and we are talking about it. It is an industry-wide situation and we need to continue this conversation."



In case you missed it today, 12 August is also known as World Elephant day.

Since 2011, this day has been set aside by many around the world to “spread awareness, share knowledge and provide solutions for better care and management of both captive and wild elephants”.

The world Elephant Day website explains that the animals face numerous challenges that include poaching, loss of their habitats, exploitation and abuse.

The Wildlife Conservation Society points out that ivory trafficking and poaching kill 35,000 African elephants every year.

"Ivory and rhino horn, derived from the illegal killing of elephants and rhinos in Africa and Asia, are typically trafficked by transnational organized crime syndicates across the world,” said Christian Samper, president and CEO of the WCS.

Throughout many today people, including celebrities, have taken to social media in efforts to raise awareness about the plight of some of their favourite and most endangered animals.

This guy just wants to say "hey".

They are known to be playful creatures.

Ricky Gervais is a well-known animal activist:

Ian Somerhalder is an avid animal lover and uses his foundation to fight for animals rights, includes those for elephants.

Look at how cute this guy is with his buddies!

And we could never forget this epic elephant pool party:







Over the weekend, The Sun posted a video saying they had uncovered footage of Queen Elizabeth II giving a Nazi salute. 

Some members of the British public were understandably unhappy by the coverage, insisting she was only seven-years-old in the video and had no idea what she was doing. 

Weighing in on the subject, Ricky Gervais took to Twitter insisting that that the story is 'not news', saying: "If the Queen does another Nazi Salute let me know about it. Until then…she was 7 and it didn't even have it's eventual context.

Thousands of fans supported this statement by the comedian, and one even suggested he be knighted by the queen.

Ricky went on to say: "I wish all those headlines "Ricky Gervais defends The Queen" more accurately read "Ricky Gervais defends the actions of a 7 year old child".

He then posted a picture of himself as a child saying "Never mind the Queen, I actually looked like a tiny Hitler when I was seven."

This so called secret video went on to prompt the world of Twitter to release a series of memes and some of them are absolutely hilarious.



From looks, to work, to feeling intimidated walking past a group of men on the street, there is no doubt that most women are subjected to some form of sexism daily.

Nowhere is that clearer than in the 4chan nude photo scandal that exploded this week, incriminating celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence,  Kate Upton and Ariana Grande, to name but a few. 

The reaction to the scandal has been mixed, with many rightly saying that the leaked photos are a huge violation of privacy – the pictures were never meant to be seen. Lena Dunham posted a series of tweets yesterday defending those affected and referring to the hacker as a “sex offender”:

While many have spoken out asking people not to click on the nude pictures, others have taken a more controversial view, like Ricky Gervais in this tweet:

He then defended himself (fairly weakly):

Statements like Ricky’s above might have been meant as a joke, but they only strengthen the cultural belief that some women are just “asking for it,” – that we could be respected if we wanted, but we don’t try hard enough, or we put ourselves out there too much. Sure, he addresses "celebrities" rather than just "ladies," but among the list of more than 100 stars published by the hacker, just two male names appear – and they are both allegedly pictured with women.

Artist Yang Liu distilled the complex idea of gender differences into a series of minimalist pictures which she published recently. One of the most striking images touches on the idea that while men feel the need to boast about their sexual experience and possibly over-exaggerate, most women do the opposite, playing down their “number” for fear of being looked at in a bad light.

Why do we feel that as women we are to blame for how others see us? It’s something that even the most confident of females experience from time to time – the nagging feeling that we should be ashamed of being too successful, or too driven, or even too sexy.

Another of Yiu’s pieces addresses the idea of competition between males and females. No matter how far we go, or how fast we run, a man will always have the benefit of a head start simply because of his gender.

The images might be simplistic and leave a lot to be discussed, but they certainly highlight the fact that there are still major differences between men and women in modern society.

If a group of strong, successful women like those incriminated in the 4chan scandal are being told that they only have themselves to blame, what kind of message is that sending to other females the world over?

Taking nude photos of yourself is not a criminal action. Feeling good about yourself and your body is not a criminal action. Yet, in many ways it seems that for women, the rules are somehow different.


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