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Ricky Gervais to be honoured at Banff World Television Festival

British comedian Ricky Gervais will be presented with the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award at the Banff World Television Festival, taking place June 13-16.

The award honours outstanding comedic performances. Gervais is best know for the British sitcom The Office and his show Extras, as well as films such as Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying.

“This is probably the greatest honour of my career,” Gervais said in a statement. “Only the Nobel Peace Prize can top this, but I will only accept that in person if the ceremony is held somewhere as beautiful as Banff. I think they FedEx, luckily.”

“We could think of no one funny man so deserving of this prestigious award this year, than Ricky Gervais. The Office is the most critically acclaimed sitcom of all time and Gervais’ worldwide influence in the comedy industry is unparalleled,” Peter Vamos, executive director of the festival, said in a statement.

Source: The Vancouver Sun

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Front Page, Industry News

Ricky Gervais to be honoured at Banff World Television Festival

British comedian Ricky Gervais will be presented with the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award at the Banff World Television Festival, taking place June 13-16.

The award honours outstanding comedic performances. Gervais is best know for the British sitcom The Office and his show Extras, as well as films such as Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying.

“This is probably the greatest honour of my career,” Gervais said in a statement. “Only the Nobel Peace Prize can top this, but I will only accept that in person if the ceremony is held somewhere as beautiful as Banff. I think they FedEx, luckily.”

“We could think of no one funny man so deserving of this prestigious award this year, than Ricky Gervais. The Office is the most critically acclaimed sitcom of all time and Gervais’ worldwide influence in the comedy industry is unparalleled,” Peter Vamos, executive director of the festival, said in a statement.

Source: The Vancouver Sun

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Front Page, Industry News

Ricky Gervais to be honoured at Banff World Television Festival

British comedian Ricky Gervais will be presented with the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award at the Banff World Television Festival, taking place June 13-16.

The award honours outstanding comedic performances. Gervais is best know for the British sitcom The Office and his show Extras, as well as films such as Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying.

“This is probably the greatest honour of my career,” Gervais said in a statement. “Only the Nobel Peace Prize can top this, but I will only accept that in person if the ceremony is held somewhere as beautiful as Banff. I think they FedEx, luckily.”

“We could think of no one funny man so deserving of this prestigious award this year, than Ricky Gervais. The Office is the most critically acclaimed sitcom of all time and Gervais’ worldwide influence in the comedy industry is unparalleled,” Peter Vamos, executive director of the festival, said in a statement.

Source: The Vancouver Sun

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