Hugh: Ricky Gervais Turned Down Offer to Travel Into Space for Stand-Up Gig

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Space sounds better than planet earth these days. Comedian Ricky Gervais just turned down the chance to be the first comedian to do a stand-up gig in space. Appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” he talked about how he was recently pitched a new opportunity but felt it was too dangerous. “I was offered one of these things where you go up into space for 15 minutes,” he revealed. “And it was like a group of billionaires and they offered me the chance to be the first comedian to do a stand-up show in space.” “I went, ‘No. I’m not going to risk it,'” Gervais responded. The “After Life” creator said he thought the whole experience would be a waste of time. “These people have paid $300,000 to go into space and have a look around… and then they go there and it’s Ricky Gervais doing 10 minutes. They can watch me on YouTube,” he joked. If you had a chance to go to space would you?

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