Posts Tagged ‘podfather’

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ricky Gervais (But Were Afraid to Google)

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Ricky Gervais

*Updated June 2012*

If you look around CoF you can find loads of Ricky Gervais related news. To save you some time I have put together the top stories we have on Gervais including great stories, links to videos, and more.  It might take up most of your afternoon if you’re not careful.  Visit Ricky’s blog for more!  Keep it here for Ricky Gervais Week III for more!

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XFM & The Podfather: Ricky Gervais Week

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

XFM Radio“Right, I’m just going to add to the list of people we’ve offended: Sorry to Jewish people, sorry to Chinese people, sorry to Welsh people, fat women, Elvis fans, animal lovers, lovers of great radio…” – XFM

In the early 1990s, Ricky did various odd jobs including a stint as Events Manager at the University of London Union.  He assisted British band Suede in booking gigs and gaining recognition. By his own admission, he was a bit-part player in the bands’ early success, as he handed their first demo tape to Saul Galphern of Nude Records, with whom Suede signed.  Gervais, along with the two other managers, were fired by Suede after they hired a full-time manager. Gervais was not bitter, and cited the firing as “business, innit”. After this, he took a job at London radio station XFM. But wait, there’s more!