I love a comic who can make me think, "OMG, did he just say that??!!", all while I am trying not to pee my pants!
There was some really funny stuff in this special, and it must be very difficult to get up there and try to appeal to a varied audience. Though I guess at his level, you pretty much know what you're going to get, and if you don't like the offerings you stay home, or go, and shut up about it.
I also don't know how some comedians can pull off such utterly un-PC material while others get booed off the stage. But I love that Gervais can do it because I think its really very healthy to just plain laugh, but also, to laugh at our own extreme absurdities sometimes.
Great show. I'll add Ricky Gervais to my "to see" list...