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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, director, and writer. He is best known for co-creating, co-writing and acting in the British television mockumentary sitcom The Office (2001–2003). He has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and the Rose d'Or twice (2006 and 2019), as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ricky Gervais has received more than 12,200,389 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Ricky Gervais is the 18th most popular comedian (up from 26th in 2019), the 1,316th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,909th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Comedian.

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  • 12M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.62

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 52

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among COMEDIANS

Among comedians, Ricky Gervais ranks 18 out of 90Before him are Bob Hope, Simon Pegg, Joan Rivers, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor, and Henry Winkler. After him are Don Rickles, Lucille Ball, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Rock, Zach Galifianakis, and Harpo Marx.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1961, Ricky Gervais ranks 47Before him are Andy Lau, Billy Ray Cyrus, Boy George, Armin Meiwes, Mylène Farmer, and Julia Gillard. After him are Arnaldur Indriðason, Jared Harris, Yanis Varoufakis, Martin Gore, Tom Ford, and Wayne Gretzky.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ricky Gervais ranks 1,316 out of 6,924Before him are Max Mosley (1940), John Henry Poynting (1852), Gerald Gardner (1884), M. Stanley Whittingham (1941), Julia Gillard (1961), and Albert Hammond (1944). After him are Dave Evans (1953), John Ball (1338), John Graunt (1620), John Charles (1931), Andy Summers (1942), and John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (1384).

Among COMEDIANS In United Kingdom

Among comedians born in United Kingdom, Ricky Gervais ranks 3Before him are Bob Hope (1903) and Simon Pegg (1970). After him are Steve Coogan (1965), Tracey Ullman (1959), and Stephen Merchant (1974).

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