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Gervais to talk Politics at the Garrick

Story by Jack Foley

BRITISH comedy king, Ricky Gervais, is to embark on a new UK tour, called Politics, which will begin with a week of warm up shows at the Garrick Theatre, between March 8 and 12.

Tickets for the shows are currently on sale and are the only ones left, the rest having sold out following widespread rumours and the star's success at the Golden Globes.

Gervais became British TV's hottest property, after he co-wrote and starred in the BBC comedy, The Office.

The show ran for two series plus a Christmas special and followed the everyday working lives of an office team, in Slough.

The cringe-inducing humour made it a cult hit, and turned Gervais, who also presents an on-off radio show on London's Xfm, into a sensation, as David Brent.

The crowning achievement for the series, and for Gervais, was when The Office picked up a Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy Series at this year's Golden Globes ceremony, with Gervais himself winning the award for Best TV Actor in a Musical or Comedy series.

Tickets for the London shows cost £20 each, with proceeds going to MacMillan Cancer Relief.

Ricky does not want to profit from rehearsing what is essentially his trade, and has asked opportunists to resist the temptation to flog tickets for the sold-out shows on e-bay.

Further information is available from the Garrick Theatre Box Office, on 0870 890 1104.

The March performances will be followed by a two-week Summer stint - the details of which have yet to be announced.

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