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[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)


In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Ricky Gervais. They discuss fame, the effect of social media, the changing state of comedy, offensive jokes, Louis CK, political hypocrisy, Brexit and Trump, the state of journalism, and other topics.

Ricky Gervais is a stand-up comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter. He co-created and starred in the BBC mock documentary series The Office and the sitcom series Extras. His recent projects include the show After Life and the stand-up comedy special Humanity, both released on Netflix. He is currently working on another comedy special for Netflix called Supernature.

Website: http://www.rickygervais.com

Twitter: @rickygervais

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[–]SierraKiloBravo 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

I don't listen to all of Sam's episodes, but this one was a definite. Such a great conversation. Gervais has a way of putting things that makes a lot of sense.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Rare clarity.

Sam on the other hand... I'm not a fan of. I was for a while. But there were obvious flaws in his logic I just couldn't overlook.

[–]SierraKiloBravo 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

I......just....................struggle...with......the....way.......Harris......speaks

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's how he hypnotizes you into thinking he's a bright intellectual when really his head is dark and full of webs.