Vancouver fan Ricky Gervais is back in town. Are we still his favourite city?


Comedian Ricky Gervais may be in town to entertain his fans, but he may also be Vancouver’s biggest fan.

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January 29 and 30 mark the last two days of Gervais’ year-long “Humanity” tour, and it’s probably no accident he is wrapping up a gruelling run on the road in one of his favourite places.

“Ending the North American leg of my #Humanity tour in beautiful #Vancouver this week. Have I saved the best till last?” he Tweeted Sunday, departing from Seattle.

While most of us may jump to say, “Yes, obviously!” to Gervais’ rhetorical question, the British comedian may already agree with us. If we flash back to February 2014, Gervais took to social media to show that he was enjoying a working visit to Vancouver, including a stop at Granville Island to meet a “big fan.”

Then, in late September 2014, when Gervais was in Vancouver to film “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” he turned to Twitter again to profess his love for the city.

Gervais has covered a lot of ground–geographically, never mind his stand-up show–in the last few months, which means he has been smitten with other cities. Most recently it was San Francisco, of which Gervais said a few days ago: “I may have a new favourite city.” GASP! No!

Vancouver, let’s make sure we win Gervais back.

So, dear Mr. Gervais: Welcome back to Vancouver! Remember, we are very beautiful…and chill.

Oh, and some good news if you don’t have tickets to Gervais’ “Humanity” at the Queen Elizabeth Monday or Tuesday: Netflix has just announced they will stream the show starting in March.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom