Ricky Gervais makes history as he rakes in a huge record box office fee for a SINGLE stand-up performance
Ricky Gervais made history when he took in a whopping £1.41 million at the Box Office for a single stand-up performance.
The actor and comedian, 61, took the stage at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on May 6 as part of his Armageddon show, which he is currently touring worldwide.
And after thrilling fans at the packed show, Ricky set an all-time record as it was the world’s highest-grossing single performance ever by a British stand-up comedian.
Ricky said of his incredible record, “Learning about this record is the icing on the cake. I was happy enough if it didn’t rain.’
The After Life actor had previously shared a series of tweets about his Hollywood Bowl show, sharing his pride in performing in one of the most “surreal” moments of his life.
Kerching: Ricky Gervais made history when he raked in a whopping £1.41 million at the Box Office for a single stand-up performance
He tweeted, “Thank you Hollywood Bowl for one of the most surreal nights of my life. What a location. What a bustle.
“I can’t even imagine what my mom would think if I played the Hollywood Bowl. I hope she would be shocked by the language, tell me I look fat and secretly be proud.
“I wish I’d filmed it now… if only to remind myself it really happened. Mentally.’