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Life's Too Short

Life's Too Short

New sitcom written by the creators of The Office and Extras, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

The show centres on Warwick Davis, Britain's pre-eminent dwarf actor and star of box office hit movies such as Star Wars, Willow and Harry Potter.

Life's Too Short is an observation comedy which follows Warwick's day-to-day life in a small world where big things happen. It's a frustrating world, but an optimistic and warm one.

Gervais told The Radio Times: "It's about his life: the life of a showbiz dwarf. He plays himself, we play ourselves, it's sort of like Curb Your Enthusiasm."

He later added at the Banff World Television Festival: "It's the funniest thing we've ever done." He said this comedy would be "pure funny" without the pathos of The Office or the drama of Extras. "Warwick, in real life, is an actor and runs a company so we are taking that and skewing it. We are giving him small man complex, making him jealous, manipulative and self-obessed. He'll run a company called Dwarves for Hire but steals all the jobs."

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aired Nov 10, 2011


Foxhound (Jul 13, 2013)

Disappointing show, especially after the fantastic The Office and Extras. It had some great moments (usually involving the celebrity guests), but most of it wasn't very funny.

Foirzie (Oct 18, 2012)

@kakature Yeah that's also what I read, hence the question :) Maybe it had changed since then.

kakature (Oct 17, 2012)

@Foirzie I read this:

After the first season finished airing, Gervais confirmed via Twitter that a second season had been commissioned for early 2013.[28] Despite this, Gervais stated on his blog that "We are thinking of going straight to the Xmas Special. Lazier and lazier. Now it's down to ONE series and a special. Ha ha."

Foirzie (Oct 17, 2012)

@kakature Is it still confirmed? Because the status says: ended

kakature (Dec 27, 2011)

Season 2 confirmed for spring 2013. I hope it's a bit better than the first one.
Don't get me wrong, I liked it. But I feel it wasn't on par with other Gervais/Merchant shows.

Arsie (Dec 14, 2011)

Love this show!

kakature (Oct 25, 2011)
felixvdp (Oct 14, 2011)
Foirzie (Oct 11, 2011)

@Foxhound 10 November to be exact.

Foxhound (Oct 03, 2011)

@felixvdp "Life's Too Short BBC2 Early Nov"

From Ricky's Twitter.

felixvdp (Sep 22, 2011)

haha looks good, no airdates yet?

Foirzie (Jun 08, 2011)

Finally it's on :)
I was waiting for this! Can't wait for this to air.

kakature (Jan 30, 2011)

This is gonna be good, no doubt.

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  • Status Ended
  • Premiered Nov 05, 2011
  • Genre Comedy
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Network BBC TWO
  • Runtime 30 minutes
  • Links IMDb, TheTVDB


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