This Week in Comedy: Ricky Gervais is back with a final season of “After Life”
January 10, 2022 Andrew Buss News, This Week In Comedy
This Week in Comedy: Ricky Gervais and his ever-faithful dog are back for a third and final season of the Netflix comedy After Life. The dark comedy series follows Gervais as a man who is still coping and mourning over the loss of his wife, and is doing anything he can to adjust to life without her. It’s a story that is both sweet but also manages to sneak in Gervais’s signature dark humor at the same time.
Also this week, Bridget Everett is starting in a new series on HBO. In Somebody Somewhere, Everett plays a singer living in Kansas, which is semi-autobiographical and based on her real life experience. Everett has been a mainstay in New York comedy clubs and cabaret spaces for years – as well as on tour with Amy Schumer. So here’s hoping that this series breaks her out even more and makes her the household name she’s destined to be.
And finally, the director of Hulu’s Little Monsters brings a new dramedy series to us. In Wolf Like Me, “Everyone brings their own set of baggage to a new relationship,” the official synopsis reads. “Gary (Josh Gad) and Mary (Isla Fisher) are no different. Gary is an emotional wreck and struggles to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife. Mary has a secret she can’t bring herself to share with anyone. The universe brought these two together for a reason, they just need to keep following the signs.”
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