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21st Nov 2023

Ricky Gervais’ new comedy special to air on Netflix on Christmas Day

Joseph Loftus

Christmas just keeps on getting better

Good news for Ricky Gervais fans as they’ll have another Christmas present to look forward this year.

Why’s that? Because his stand-up special Armageddon is set to premiere on Netflix on the big day itself, December 25.

In a statement shared yesterday (November 20), Gervais joked: “For the next 2,000 years, people will remember the 25th December as the day Armageddon was released on Netflix.”

Directed by John L. Spencer, the show took place at the London Palladium earlier this year.

Netflix themselves describe the special in a synopsis reading: “The BAFTA- and Golden Globe-winning mind behind The Office, Extras and Afterlife takes the stage for a provocative new stand-up special, riffing on the end of humanity, political correctness, family weddings, funerals and Artificial Intelligence.”

Gervais’ previous specials, Humanity and SuperNature, premiered on Netflix in 2018 and 2022 respectively.

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