Ricky Gervais
08:51 05/01/2017

Read this great article about the psychology of obsessive trolling

Comic Andy Kindler Is Malicious

Comic Andy Kindler Is Malicious

He obsessively attacks Ricky Gervais on Twitter. || Chris Beck

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Kenneth Schultz
Kindler was semi-amusing in the past and has gotten steadily worse since. Somewhere along the way he lost the fact that a comics best weapon against what he doesn't like is comedy. Kindler now rants and raves about things without a hint of comedy attached.
David Mooney
Every one entitled to an opinion ,however whether it worth considering for more than a nano second another thing. His ignorance is bliss I suppose...???(Andy Kindler)
Angie Rodriguez
Since most people in this thread (including myself) had to Google him to know who the heck we're talking about, I guess THIS is what he wanted since the beginning, more people knowing who he is and paying attention, even if it's for the worst of reasons and not at all related to his talent. Not sure if his obsession became a publicity stunt or vice-versa.
Mandy Tickle
So, let's get this straight: Someone who built a mediocre career by shouting his lines, and being the most annoying character on a now defunct tv show, (even though he appeared in about six episodes) is now trying to teach others about comedy. Okay.
Cheryl Ann Knott
Why reprint this article and bring attention to him. Good for Gervais for not engaging with him on Twitter, but whoever on his social media team that decided to reprint this I feel made a real mistake. Keep on ignoring and pretending he doesn't exist.
Bella Challis
Well done you Ricky for not rising to the bait. So sorry this idiot has nothing better to do than to troll you. This man is so obviously jealous of your fame. Never change being the hilarious caring person you are. We all love that you are so open and honest about what you believe in. It takes guts when you are in the limelight. Your laugh is the best music to my ears! Looking forward to seeing you for the first time on 14th October...Front row!!!!! Yay!!! xx
Shona Mckenzie Peers
Ricky you are a hero to me. You stand up against animal cruelty and hunters that alone is wonderful and it shows you have a beautiful heart . The 2 bit comic ahem is is trying so hard to get what you have. Bless he needs a good carer and support. Maybe he doesn't have private health care. Don't matter we all love you in this house and keep fighting the fucktards who are cruel or kill animals. Stand tall hun xxx
Liz Hill
He played our local comedy club once. He was bombing so badly that it was painful to watch. He just wasn't funny. So he turned on the crowd, calling us a bunch of hicks and morons who simply couldn't understand his act. That wasn't the case. He just wasn't funny. It got really ugly fast and if I remember correctly ended before it was scheduled to end. To be honest I was surprised to see him show up on ELR.
Richard Handscomb
Stopped reading at "pussy teenager whining about feminists influencing gaming culture" a pretty pathetic article. The guy clearly has issues and if ricky is offended by him he can block him. Also remember kiddies, online abuse =/= trolling
Sean Collis
Kindler is a funny comic but his twitter rants/attacks on some people are very uneducated and petty. Everyone is a bigot according to him. When Josh Zepps had him on to ask him about his hatred of Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins is comments didn't even make much sense. It's sucks because he is really funny on stage.
Yemel Ramos
This man is just so insecure and jealous of Rick and his success... I don't even know who he is!! Trashing others and slandering them to get attention is despicable.. and very Trumpy!
Stephen Milne
Would you expect anything less from a sad and boring narcissistic American comedian that hates anyone who is either funny or has a lot of followers? Sounds like Trumpf, you know... orange is the new black in the whitehouse...
Paula Dell
He's obviously a drinker who gets aggressive after a few, probably miserably unhappy with himself and when pissed lashes out at those he's jealous of. The fact that his penis fails him makes it worse
Kristen Reed
Stand-up comics are awkward people, Gervais is kind of an asshole (though he's honest about it) and Kindler is bitter. Both have characteristics that probably make them difficult to know on a personal level. However, Gervais is WAY funnier, and Kindler is just the living definition of a hacky comic. I never much liked Kindler's comedy, and learning about this obsession makes me like him even less.
Tracy De Soto
This wasn't a great article about the psychology of obsessive trolling at all. It was just an observation by a reporter that someone's being an obsessive weirdo. But Ricky, I do think it's shitty he's doing this to you. The man is clearly a twat.

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Lee Phillips Thats me
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Child Support Ricky Gervais Interview

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Jen Figg Cathy McQuarrie you're gonna love this
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Mitch Whiley Can we watch this in British tv
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Ross Jarrett Love that picture who did It??
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Fred Cubler Jr. Your cat looks primed to attack Steve's nuts
Shaun Vaughan Is that a Jackson Bollocks on the wall.

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Kacper Paździor Something regarding "my button is bigger"?
Christina Jenkinson Stop it! Love me, define me. Of course you would have done it British style, I’d expect nothing less.
Janine Coppini Jane found all her friends ... perfect answer and an even better one for being in shit company ... love you guys ..
Elisa Lorist At least do 1 joke about Meryl Streep....and please do stand in front of her while you do it?! Thanks in advanced. 🤗
Chris Webb I thought the rule was if you think of something funny you have to say it no matter the consequences??

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Jeff Maki A lot of the comedy on Netflix isn't that good because even the good comics are just rushing them for the paycheck Netflix has turned into a comedy production line just because the Demand for comedy is high it doesnt mean that the quality of the comedy ...
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Ian K. Iles How about Inhumanity? Lots of stuff there, from Tories wanting to bring back fox hunting, factory farming, bombing children in Iraq, Syria, Yemen etc. Lots to get your teeth into.
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Cam Roughfoot I don't know about you guys, but I'd like to see a documentary commentated by Gervais himself, in and out of shots. Where he travels places he always frequents, while reflecting on how much he's accomplished, what he's done to accomplish what he has, ...

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News: Netflix Buys Next Ricky Gervais Stand-Up Show After Humanity
News: Netflix Buys Next Ricky Gervais Stand-Up Show After Humanity

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1.3k reactions 81 comments
Jesse Burr Are you familiar with Letterkenny? Go there, enjoy your stay!
Nathalie Mirabelle Schon Hey Ricky recommend me as a subtitler of your shows for French and German and I will love for forever (yeah this is a bribe). 😁😁😁😘
Paul Torres Wstched that Extras again last few nights on Netflix tell ya its as good as the office
Cynthia Romero I took the plunge and watched "David Brent" and loved it.
Stuart Neville ever thought bout doing china to raise awareness about yulins torture festival rick?
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