Posted on April 17, 2008,

GTA IV Comedy Club Hosts Ricky Gervais

The comedy genius behind The Office (in the UK) and Extras is going to lend his voice to Grand Theft Auto IV and and he’ll be doing three minute skits of new material in Liberty City’s comedy club, as well as stuff from a recent tour. There’s also another place Gervais (that’s him with the dark hair in the video above with Ian McKellen) will appear in the game, but the comedy club was the only locale that he would share when speaking with Shortlist.

“It’s a first – which always interests me,” he said. “It was shot in New York, my favourite place in the world, and I got to wear a tight lycra suit as part of the digital process. No, hold on, that wasn’t so good.

“Unfortunately they captured the whole horror, except I look slightly tougher. It is seriously a big deal, though. Games have outsold Hollywood for the past few years so it’s nice to be a small part of that.”

With Rockstar’s affinity for humor, a comedy club would be a great addition with whatever they come up with. But to think Ricky Gervais will be doing new material in a videogame is a concept I can only describe as being crazy cool. How much better could GTA IV possibly get?

via CVG

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