Ricky Gervais is a writer, actor, comedian, podcaster, and producer. He is the creator of many TV series and films, including The Invention of Lying, The Office, Extras, Derek, Life’s Too Short, and the recent Netflix hit, After Life, in which he also stars. He developed a keen love of science and philosophy at an early age, which is often reflected in his work. Ricky is a strong supporter of animal rights and won the 2017 Lord Houghton award for his service to animal welfare. His recent stand-up special, Humanity, received critical praise. He is also the author of the children’s book series, Flanimals.