‘Ricky Gervais: SuperNature’ Review: Gloriously Inappropriate, Perfectly Wrong

‘Ricky Gervais: SuperNature’ Review: Gloriously Inappropriate, Perfectly Wrong. By John Nolte.

Gervais’ latest Netflix special SuperNature, which went live Tuesday, is perfectly inappropriate, gloriously offensive, beautifully fearless, and hysterically funny. …

Old people, lesbians, Woketards, transsexuals, the Holocaust, Christians, pro-lifers, Muslims, fat people, female comedians, the Chinese, dwarfs, pedophiles, Eskimos, AIDS… Pow! Crash! Wham! Boom!

The story he tells about a straight man transitioning to a woman, becoming a lesbian, somehow finding a “pretty lesbian,” and realizing the mistake he’s made after strapping on a strap-on, literally, and I mean literally, had me rolling on the floor.

And every time you think he’s going to virtue signal or become a little Chappelle-esque in his defensiveness, he goes right for the throat of the joke: …

I mean, [Boris Johnson] started off by saying women in burkas look like postboxes. Now, it’s not up to Boris Johnson what a Muslim woman wears on her face. It’s up to her husband.

How to be anti-woke today:

Gervais … [is] a freedom fighter and the best kind of freedom fighter, one who doesn’t give a fuck.

Status means nothing to him. He’s rich. He’s talented. He talks like a man content in his private life, which includes a girlfriend of 40 years… So what the elite prigs and prudes think of him means nothing. He knows who he is, knows he’s right, and knows his audience knows he’s right, so what the Woke Gestapo over at GLAAD and CNN and the BBC think of him — whatever.

In other words, he has wisdom, and that wisdom is all over his comedy. It’s not about irony. What it’s about is pointing out how ridiculous the dominant left-wing culture is, how restrictive and controlling and ludicrous they are. …

Everyone knows Woke is bullshit. Everyone. Everyone might not say so. They might be too scared or too concerned with status to say so, but everyone knows, and everyone is waiting for a liberator, for someone to lead us from this bondage. Gervais is happy to accept that role and does so in the precise way that drives the Woke Gestapo most crazy: with a joy that is infectious. Hey, look at us laughing at ourselves and our differences — look at how this brings us together… Why would anyone want to outlaw this?

Fraser Myers:

In his new Netflix stand-up special, Ricky Gervais tells jokes about trans people, AIDS and Hitler. You can probably guess which he is in trouble for. …

Gervais jokes that he is fed up with ‘old-fashioned women’ – that is, ‘the ones with wombs’. You know, those ‘fucking dinosaurs’ and ‘fucking TERF whores’ who worry about women’s spaces, their privacy and their safety. He says he now much prefers the ‘new women’, with their beards and penises, who he says are ‘as good as gold’.

The jokes here don’t need any hyperbole to work. They don’t need to take a premise to an absurd, unbelievable conclusion. Gervais is not exaggerating when he jokes that we’re now expected to utter phrases like ‘her penis’. … He captures perfectly how the world is being reshaped around the demands of ‘women with penises’, while the ‘old-fashioned’ women who object to this are being told to shut up and disappear.

As you’d expect, for telling the truth about trans ideology, Gervais has been denounced as ‘dangerous’, ‘bigoted’ and ‘hateful’. The trans movement relies on these slurs to shame its critics into silence. But Gervais has made it abundantly clear that he will not be silenced or shamed merely for telling jokes. …

Plus, he does not stand alone. Gervais has officially, in the words of one LGBT outfit, joined the ranks of those ‘so-called comedians who spew hate in place of humour’ (translated, that means comedians who are brave enough to mock and scrutinise gender lunacy).

Most infamously, this group includes Dave Chappelle, whose many jokes poking fun at the absurdity of the trans movement have provoked protests, cancellation attempts and perhaps even an on-stage assault. But there is also Bill Maher, whose warning against the trans movement’s medicalisation of children went viral last week. Challenging trans ideas is still risky, but the pushback is clearly gathering pace. That Gervais has added his voice to the cause of reason can only be a good thing.

Culture is upstream of politics.

UPDATE: Rave reviews from the blue checks: