Ricky Gervais: Don’t buy tickets to ‘probably mental’ show from touts
He will be testing out new material at six intimate London shows.
Ricky Gervais has urged fans not to buy tickets from touts for his “probably mental, new material” shows.
The comedian has announced he will perform six “work in progress” shows for his next world tour Super Nature in August and instructed fans not to overpay to see them.
I will be trying out new material, too mental to charge full price, at The Pleasance, Islington on— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 18, 2018
Tuesday 7th August
Wednesday 8th August
Tuesday 14th August
Wednesday 15th August
Monday 20th August
Tuesday 21st August.
Tickets go on sale this
Friday at 10am#SuperNature pic.twitter.com/6Q3p42jhyA
He wrote on Twitter: “Dear lovely fans, I absolutely love you back, but please don’t pay hundreds of pounds for tickets to these tiny little, probably mental, new material gigs. I’m trying to cancel all the tickets on retail sites too.”
Gervais will test the material at The Pleasance in Islington, with tickets costing £15, saying it will be “too mental to charge full price”.
Tickets to the show went on sale at 10am on Friday and demand was so high the Pleasance website crashed.
He wrote on Twitter: “100,000 people trying to get tickets to a tiny theatre is never going to end well. Website crashed. Good work. Stay tuned.”
100,000 people trying to get tickets to a tiny theatre is never going to end well. Website crashed. Good work. Stay tuned. #SuperNature— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 20, 2018
After seeing tickets on resale sites for hundreds of pounds, he urged fans not to pay over the odds for them, saying he would rather see an empty seat than touts make money from them.