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Ricky Gervais: Trump Has Outperformed Me

Ricky Gervais: Trump Has Outperformed Me
Ricky Gervais (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:55 PM EDT

Ricky Gervais, who says he gained fame playing "delusional, middle-aged men who say stupid things," thinks Donald Trump outperforms even the British comedian's most outlandish character.

In an essay for The Hollywood Reporter, Gervais declares the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee "is better than David Brent," the principal character Gervais created in the BBC television mockumentary "The Office."

"I'll admit it, I like Donald Trump's speeches," Gervais writes. "I've made my fortune out of playing delusional, middle-aged men who say stupid things, and people love them. But he's beaten me."

"It's funny," Gervais adds, "comedians tell a joke and they get in trouble; Donald Trump says a terrible thing and means it, and he gets elected."

But, Gervais writes, "Trump hit a vein."

"He hit the peak of political correctness, and he's an antidote to all that," the acerbic comic writes.

"People are tired of being told they can't say things, so he's suddenly this poster boy for saying what's on your mind, however terrible it is. And it's going to go the other way. Trump's going to get in, and suddenly there's going to be 32 Jon Stewarts. It's cyclical; people build their different armies."

Gervais concedes he he can easily imagine a President Trump.

"Think about it: We live in a world where there are warnings on bottles of bleach — we have to tell people not to drink bleach," he writes.

"In that world, Trump can be president. And in a sense, you get what you deserve. That's democracy, baby! It's just a really odd thing to have this man who's meant to be the most powerful man in the world act like a Twitter troll."

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Ricky Gervais, who says he gained fame playing "delusional, middle-aged men who say stupid things," thinks Donald Trump outperforms even the British comedian's most outlandish character.
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