COMEDIAN

Ricky Gervais

1961 - Today

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Ricky Dene Gervais ( jər-VAYZ; born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, writer, producer, director and musician. He co-created, co-wrote, and acted in the British television sitcoms The Office (2001–2003), Extras (2005–2007), and Life's Too Short (2011–2013) with Stephen Merchant. 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 18,821,905 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Ricky Gervais is the 11th most popular comedian (up from 15th in 2019), the 1,028th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,073rd in 2019) and the most popular British Comedian.

Memorability Metrics

  • 19M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.41

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.03

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Among COMEDIANS

Among comedians, Ricky Gervais ranks 11 out of 98Before him are Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, George Carlin, Dick Van Dyke, and Chevy Chase. After him are Simon Pegg, Bob Hope, Bob Newhart, Joan Rivers, Andy Kaufman, and Lucille Ball.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1961, Ricky Gervais ranks 45Before him are Alfonso Cuarón, Tom Ford, Dmitry Muratov, Karl von Habsburg, Andy Lau, and Macky Sall. After him are Ben Johnson, Lisa Gerrard, Armin Meiwes, Ian Rush, Aziz Akhannouch, and Daniele Massaro.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ricky Gervais ranks 1,028 out of 8,785Before him are Samuel Crompton (1753), Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime (1849), Emperor Norton (1818), William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), Mary Mallon (1869), and John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718). After him are Woodes Rogers (1679), Jeremy Brett (1933), Michael Palin (1943), Anna Atkins (1799), George Robert Gray (1808), and Henry Tingle Wilde (1872).

Among COMEDIANS In United Kingdom

Among comedians born in United Kingdom, Ricky Gervais ranks 1After him are Simon Pegg (1970), Bob Hope (1903), Steve Coogan (1965), Tracey Ullman (1959), and Stephen Merchant (1974).