'After Life' Star Ricky Gervais, 59, Wants to Be Fed to Lions When He Dies — Here's Why
Comedian Ricky Gervais has revealed that he is a fan of nature and would love to give back to nature when he dies. The 59-year-old said that he wants to be fed to lions after his death.
Ricky Gervais is known for his controversial jokes and statements, and this time around, his latest wish will leave his fans in stitches or surprise.
The 59-year-old said he is a lover of nature and, upon his death, would love to give something back to nature. Instead of being buried or cremated, Gervais has other plans.
Ricky Gervais at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" at the Beacon Theater in New York on October 2, 2010 | Photo: Thomas Atilla Lewis, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons
During a chat on the show "Conan," Gervais revealed that he would love to be fed to lions at the London zoo when his time is up.
The comedian revealed that he totally agrees with the idea of returning something back to these animals because we eat animals, and it would be okay to give them something in return.
Gervais humorously said that it would be fun to see the look on the zoo visitors' faces when the lions are devouring him. For him, the puzzle on their faces will provide a good laugh.
For Gervais, how he dies does not matter. All he cares about is to ensure that he escapes an embarrassing death. He said he does not want to die alone or in agony.
He remarked that those in healthcare and charities should be getting knighthood instead of celebrities...
The "After Life" star revealed that he enjoys talking to people about the much-avoided subject of death as it frightens people even though everyone will inevitably die.
While some persons are okay with Gervais' opinion about animals, others would love him to show the same respect to other subjects he opposes.
Comedian Frankie Boyle was not pleased with Gervais's joke about transgender people and called him out, tagging it a lazy joke.
Although Boyle is no better when it comes to making offensive jokes, he felt particularly displeased when Gervais likened transgender people to chimpanzees.
Gervais, who is known for his strong views and opinions, is no stranger to criticisms. Still, he is beginning to nurse some concerns about the cancel culture, which is fast becoming a trend among the younger generation.
He raised concerns over the way people are being called out for what they said before and noted that he is worried that the younger generation might not receive his strongly-worded jokes in time to come.
True to his style, Gervais remained defiant and insisted that if need be, he would go to a park and continue stand-up comedy where he can air his views to his delight.
Concerning the pandemic, Gervais reportedly called for better treatment of frontline health workers. He remarked that those in healthcare and charities should be getting knighthood instead of celebrities who he believes are over-rewarded.
It remains to be seen if any weight would be added to his latest demands. His fans will be looking forward to seeing him deliver some stunning projects this year.