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Ricky Gervais' 'Armageddon' comedy special to premiere on Netflix Dec. 25

Ricky Gervais' "Armageddon" comedy special will premiere on Netflix next month. File Photo by Paul Treadway/UPI
Ricky Gervais' "Armageddon" comedy special will premiere on Netflix next month. File Photo by Paul Treadway/UPI

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Comedian Ricky Gervais' Armageddon stand-up special is set to premiere on Netflix on Dec. 25.

"For the next 2,000 years, people will remember the 25th December as the day Armageddon was released on Netflix," Gervais said jokingly in a statement Monday.

John L. Spencer directed the show at the London Palladium earlier this year.

"The BAFTA- and Golden Globe-winning mind behind The Office, Extras and Afterlife takes the stage for a provocative new stand-up special, riffing on the end of humanity, political correctness, family weddings, funerals and Artificial Intelligence," a synopsis from the streaming service said in a press release.

Gervais' previous specials -- Humanity and SuperNature -- premiered on Netflix in 2018 and 2022 respectively.

Ricky Gervais (L) and Jane Fallon arrive on the red carpet of The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes after party following the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2015. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI
Ricky Gervais (L) and Jane Fallon arrive on the red carpet of The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes after party following the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2015. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI
Ricky Gervais (L) and writer Jane Fallon arrive at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles in 2015. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI.
Ricky Gervais (L) and writer Jane Fallon arrive at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles in 2015. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI.