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September 13th, 2013
05:22 PM ET

Ricky Gervais on Twitter: "Irony doesn't work on Twitter"

Tonight at 9, on “Piers Morgan Live,” who else is a better guest to take a seat "In The Chair" other than the creator of “Derek,” Ricky Gervais.

The comedian, Golden Globe winner and "The Office" creator, takes the time to talk business, award ceremonies and most importantly, his twitter following:

“We’re not into rational discussion,” he told Piers Morgan. “Everyone takes everything personally on Twitter. Twitter is like standing at a notice board in the town center and someone comes and puts up a sign ‘Guitar Lessons,’ and they go ‘I don’t want guitar lessons.’ You know, it wasn't to you.”

Then, referencing the “one or two idiots a day” that misconstrue his ironic tweets as serious comments, Gervais continued:

“I think the world is sort of losing its sense of humor, particularly in terms of irony over the last few years. But, Twitter never had it. Irony doesn’t work on Twitter.”

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  1. Sandra

    I had "frozen shoulder" in the early 90s. Surgery and painless physical therapy completely resolved the issue and it's never bothered me again. Pls tell Mr. Gervais not to be such a twit and to take care of this completely solvable issue.

    September 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      Shut it, Sandra, just shut it, you little ogre.

      September 16, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. max

    You my have not posted my letter but i hope you understood it. we are not you cowards. we stood up to a king said bring it on. If you fear leave many countrys have gun laws that you like go there. But stop attacking us you are welcome to live here but stop being so rude and bad mouthing us. I don't like you your rude. Like a child that doesn't have learning on how to act in another persons home.

    September 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. max

    Ricky a show for you a woman in the world showing how men and other women treat her. Could be holding up a look to people how backward we still are.

    September 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Rosanne Emanuele

    That frozen shoulder is likely to improve significantly if not fully resolve using acupuncture. I have treated this multiple times in my own practice in Ann Arbor, mi with great results.

    September 16, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. max

    You want to talk about gun free. You can not get any more gun free than a navy shipyard and as you see there been a shooting. Like i said its not the guns. Any bad guy can get a gun. You have to end the problem. Family members, doctors.they need to say something. The ones that get told need to check it out. Gangs take the aid all gov help from there family. Islam nuts that kill us due to there faith we need to ship them out of the US.

    September 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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