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Netflix's Ted Sarandos Defends Dave Chappelle & Ricky Gervais Against Backlash for Transphobic Jokes

Netflix has exclusive comedy specials with big stars like Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais, but the streaming service has faced backlash for working with them due to transphobic jokes included in the specials.

Now, the company’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos is defending the comedians again amid all of the backlash.

Ted did an interview with The New York TimesMaureen Dowd in which he said that comedians have to cross “the line every once in a while” to figure out where the line is.

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Ricky Gervais Defends 'Taboo' Jokes After Facing Backlash for Netflix Special

Ricky Gervais is speaking out amid the backlash surrounding his new Netflix special, SuperNature.

During his set, the 60-year-old comedian made a series of graphic anti-trans and LGBTQIA+ statements, causing significant controversy online.

Ricky made an appearance on BBC One’s “The One Show” on Tuesday (May 24), where he discussed the criticism he’d received about his comments.

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Ricky Gervais Draws Criticism for Mocking Trans People in New Netflix Special

Ricky Gervais is facing backlash.

In his new Netflix special SuperNature, the 60-year-old comedian made a series of graphic anti-trans and LGBTQIA+ statements.

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'After Life' Season Three on Netflix Gets First Look & Premiere Date!

After Life finally has a debut date – along with new photos – on Netflix.

The critically acclaimed comedy-drama created by and starring Ricky Gervais returns for its final season with six new episodes.

Set in the small fictitious town of Tambury, the show follows Tony, a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer. Whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, Tony starts to realise that making other people feel good is what can give him hope and a reason to live. After all, every end is a new beginning.

You can stream the first two seasons of After Life right now on Netflix. Season 3 premieres January 14 on Netflix

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Ricky Gervais Speaks Out Following 'After Life' Producer Charlie Hanson Accusations

Ricky Gervais is speaking out after longtime collaborator Charlie Hanson was accused of predatory behavior by several women.

Over the weekend, several people came forward about Charlie‘s behavior towards them.

Although his name was omitted from the anonymous complaint that was sent to Netflix and BAFTA, The Times revealed it was Charlie, who is a producer on After Life. He has since been removed from After Life and suspended by BAFTA.

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Ricky Gervais Trolls the Oscars 2021 With an Infamous Reference

Ricky Gervais is ringing in the 2021 Oscars in a very…uh, special way.

The 59-year-old comedian tweeted a video of himself delivering a monologue at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday (April 25), in which he referenced the annual awards ceremony, among other controversial topics.

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In the video, Ricky puts the Oscars on blast with a roast, and references Felicity Huffman‘s imprisonment, as well as “perverts” in the audience amid the #MeToo investigations in Hollywood.

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Ricky Gervais Would Only Host the Oscars Under 1 Condition

2020 Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais is revealing the one way he would say “yes” to hosting a future Academy Awards telecast.

When first asked if he would do it, he told GQ Hype, “No,” but then corrected himself and said, “Yes, but they would never ask me. Because I’d never do it on their terms. Now, if they said you can say what you want, that would really be tempting. And I know it would go terribly! I know the future. I know how badly it would go! And I still might do it.”

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