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‘Life’s Too Short’ Trailer Redeems Ricky Gervais

The Set

Ricky Gervais is both an undisputed comic genius and kind of a pain. In fact, starting with his Golden Globes hosting performance this January, he's spent most of 2011 annoying me. So, as someone who is fundamentally a fan, I was relieved to see this new trailer for "Life's Too Short," his new HBO mockumentary sitcom about actor/little person Warwick Davis. Because it looks really funny! Even Gervais is funny.

If he can just do more stuff like this and give fewer interviews, his reputation just might be saved after all.