Whenever someone shows up with a camera, why does everyone have to get all weird about it? I'm not talking about me, of course. Never me. Never. Ever. Me. No, no. So I suppose it's somewhat comforting to see this new video of Ricky Gervais shilling for his show at the upcoming 2009 New York Comedy Festival and realize that someone told him to sit in front of a camera, unprompted, without a script, and just go go Gadget about it. Can you do it in one take? Solid. All of which is to say, how does Ricky Gervais get to Carnegie Hall? Yes, he practiced. And now you can buy tickets. Sold!

Ricky Gervais from NY Comedy Festival on Vimeo.