Ricky Gervais makes plans to take his comedy global

Tuesday January 12, 2010

After bringing laughter to theatres across the UK on his stand-up tours, Ricky Gervais is hoping to spread the word on a grander scale.

The 48-year-old comedian - who will host Sunday's Golden Globes - has said he would like to take his fourth live show around the world, playing around 20 countries.

"The Office is shown in about 90 countries, so I've been promising myself I'll visit some of them," Ricky told the BBC.

"I'm going to do the first world live comedy tour."

Last year, the Extras star – who has branched out into the film world – played a small UK tour and recently announced new dates in London and the US.

He will also be performing his Science tour in New York and Los Angeles.

Speaking about his future plans, Ricky said: "I just want to keep doing this for as long as someone allows me to."

"I think Bob Dylan said that a man can consider himself a success if he wakes up in the morning, goes to bed at night, and, in between, did exactly what he wanted."

"That’s what it feels like. I know how privileged I am, I know how lucky I am that I get up in the morning with an idea and I get it on the radio, or TV or the internet or a film."

"And that’s the fun. I love every part of the creative process…If I had to give up everything else, I would probably just keep being a creator and writer."

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