Jeers to Ricky Gervais for committing comedic malpractice on Louie.
The increasingly lazy British cutup - witness the low-effort, low-impact HBO cartoon of his podcasts, The Ricky Gervais Show - treated his guest role as Louis C.K.'s doctor on the stand-up's wildly uneven new FX sitcom like, well, a bad joke. Cackling and needling his patientâincluding repeatedly telling him he has AIDS (what a panic!) - he seemed less like a physician than like TV's Ricky Gervais "having a laff."
After his blasÃ© turn as host of the Golden Globes, Gervais is in serious danger of becoming officially too cool for school. One can only hope he works up a bit more excitement for his upcoming guest shot on Curb Your Enthusiasm.