British funny man and former Golden Globes Awards host Ricky Gervais is coming to Toronto this summer.
Gervais announced his first worldwide tour in seven years, which included the one Canadian date. His show “Humanity” brings his raunchy stand-up comedy to Massey Hall on July 14.
Besides being the first show in years, this is actually Gervais’ first ever stand-up tour in Canada.
Gervais has had a busy couple of years with the international theatrical and DVD release, alongside the exclusive partnership with Netflix USA, of mockumentary comedy feature film David Brent: Life On The Road. Last year, Special Correspondents, which Gervais wrote, directed and starred, was launched on Netflix worldwide, and Gervais also hosted the Golden Globes for a 4th time.
Perhaps best known as being the creator and star of The Office, Extras, and Derek, the award-winning stand-up comic’s shows are known to sell out in minutes. So you won’t want to hold back on this one.
Speaking of his upcoming gig, Gervais said:
“Thousands of people paying hard earned cash to come and see you live is such a privilege. You’d better have something different, interesting and funny to say. Humanity is my angriest, most honest and I think my best tour yet. It’s probably my most personal too. I feel I may as well tell you everything before I die. Hope you enjoy it. Or not. There are no refunds. Just like life, I guess. I’m thrilled to be able to take this tour around the world and look forward to performing stand-up to a Canadian audience for the first time. I’m coming to your town! (If your town has an arena and a 5-star hotel with a helipad.)”.
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
When: Friday, July 14
Time: Doors at 7 pm/Show at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online starting February 24 at 10 am for $65.50- $79.50 via Live Nation.