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Ricky Gervais

1961 - Today

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Ricky Dene Gervais ( jər-VAYZ; born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He co-created, co-wrote, and acted in the British television sitcoms The Office (2001–2003), Extras (2005–2007), An Idiot Abroad (2010–2012), and Life's Too Short (2011–2013). He also created, wrote and starred in Derek (2012–2014) and After Life (2019–2022). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ricky Gervais has received more than 17,139,074 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Ricky Gervais is the 15th most popular comedian (up from 18th in 2019), the 1,077th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,315th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Comedian.

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  • 17M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 52

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Ricky Gervais ranks 15 out of 91Before him are Chevy Chase, Lucille Ball, George Carlin, Bob Saget, Bob Newhart, and Bob Hope. After him are Simon Pegg, Joan Rivers, Harpo Marx, Larry David, Bob Odenkirk, and Andy Kaufman.

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Among people born in 1961, Ricky Gervais ranks 39Before him are Julia Gillard, James Gandolfini, Karl von Habsburg, Erna Solberg, Dave Mustaine, and Mylène Farmer. After him are Lisa Gerrard, Andoni Zubizarreta, Dmitry Muratov, Erwin Koeman, Wayne Gretzky, and Ralph Macchio.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ricky Gervais ranks 1,077 out of 7,765Before him are William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520), Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (1868), Mary de Bohun (1369), Inigo Jones (1573), Unity Mitford (1914), and Shirley Bassey (1937). After him are Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Daniel Burley Woolfall (1852), Neil Gaiman (1960), William Smith (1769), Stephen Hales (1677), and William the Lion (1142).

Among COMEDIANS In United Kingdom

Among comedians born in United Kingdom, Ricky Gervais ranks 2Before him are Bob Hope (1903). After him are Simon Pegg (1970), Steve Coogan (1965), Tracey Ullman (1959), and Stephen Merchant (1974).

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