Ricky Gervais — PICS By: Jennifer Phang January 20, 2022 12:21PM EST 1 of 5 Ricky Gervais Roger Askew/Shutterstock Ricky Gervais is a comedy icon. Before becoming a TV sensation, Ricky had actually fronted a New Wave band during the early 1980s. He became a standup comedian in the 1990s, and quickly rose to become one of the most successful comics in the entertainment world. His breakthrough hit came in 2001, when he created the original British version of the mockumentary sitcom ‘The Office.’ While it only ran for 14 episodes, the show was a massive hit, and the U.S. version of the show ran for nine seasons, and is one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time. Ricky has continued to be a staple of TV and comedy. He’s filmed a number of comedy specials and hosted the Golden Globes five times. He’s also won two Primetime Emmy Awards, and he launched the critically acclaimed comedy series ‘After Life’ on Netflix in 2019. Scroll through our gallery to see photos of Ricky Gervais! April 28, 2020, 2:31PM 2 of 5 Ricky Gervais At ‘After Life’ Screening Marion Curtis/StarPix for Netf/S Ricky Gervais dressed in all-black while addressing the audience at a screening for his Netflix show ‘After Life.’ The comic seemed in good spirits as he smiled on-stage. April 28, 2020, 2:31PM 3 of 5 Ricky Gervais In New York Marion Curtis/StarPix for Netf/S Ricky Gervais sported a low-key look, while in New York for an ‘After Life’ screening in March 2019. He rocked a leather jacket over a black t-shirt. April 28, 2020, 2:31PM 4 of 5 Ricky Gervais on ‘Lorraine’ S Meddle/ITV/Shutterstock Ricky Gervais looked happy during a 2018 interview on a UK talk show. The comic got cozy in his sweatpants and all-black look. April 28, 2020, 2:31PM 5 of 5 Ricky Gervais on ‘Lorraine’ Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock Ricky Gervais made himself at home during a 2019 appearance on ‘Lorraine.’ He brought the dog Auntie with him to relax on the couch with him. April 28, 2020, 2:31PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.