Ricky Gervais loses it seeing 'Life's Too Short' star Warwick Davis in frog suit, while Helena Bonham Carter and Liam Neeson sign on

Watch out Anderson Cooper, because Ricky Gervais may have just trumped you for this week’s honor of Best Celebrity Totally Losing It On Camera. While making a promotional video for his upcoming BBC America/HBO series Life’s Too Short, the show’s creator, Gervais, whose hearty laugh never ceases to make me howl right along with him, sat down with the comedy’s star, Warwick Davis. Davis, being the ultimate good sport (though, pretty much anyone is a good sport compared to Karl Pilkington) did the spot in a frog suit, all for the amusement and delight of Gervais. (“This is my best day ever!”) It’s hard to decide what’s funnier: seeing Davis hop up the stairs dressed as a frog or watching Gervais bowled over with laughter at the absurd sight. Watch the full, semi-NSFW clip below.

As if that side-splitting promo video (“Could you stick to a wall?”) weren’t enough to make you desperate to watch Life’s Too Short, there’s also the news today that Helena Bonham Carter and Liam Neeson will be appearing on the show. The BBC confirmed to EW that the stars have signed on for cameos in the series, which is about a dwarf actor (Davis) who runs a talent agency called Dwarves For Hire, but being a “desperate, conniving, fame-hungryā€¯ person, takes all the roles for himself. Gervais posted photos of the Oscar-nominated stars’ visit to the set on his blog. In addition to Carter and Neeson, Johnny Depp, Steve Carell, and Sting have also filmed appearances for the show.

Are you excited that Liam Neeson and Helena Bonham Carter will appear on Life’s Too Short, PopWatchers? Did you get just as big a kick out of the frog video as we did? Is it Gervais’ best giggle yet or does that honor still belong to when he met Elmo? Post in the comments section below!

Read more:
Ricky Gervais’ ‘Life’s Too Short’ teaser trailer is, well, too short. But our anticipation is growing!
Karl Pilkington to be ‘An Idiot Abroad’ for another season. Cue Ricky Gervais’ wonderfully maniacal laughter.
Anderson Cooper giggles on air for a minute over Depardieu pun: Watch!

Comments (11 total) Add your comment
  • Matt W

    I cannot wait for this show! All the pics Gervais put on his site of Depp was awesome to see. This show will win multiple Emmy’s.

    EW needs to start covering things for Idiot Abraod 2.

  • PDDB

    His chat with Elmo is priceless! But this was indeed laugh out loud funny without the Anderson Cooper guilt.

  • Pslightly Psycho

    ANYTHING Ricky Gervais does is comedy gold. Even his cameos on LOUIE , CURB YOUR ENTUSIASM, and as the irreplacable David Brent meeting Michael Scott, the guy is the funniest thing on TV or otherwise. This new series sounds superb.

  • Lia

    I love Ricky, this is reminding me of him and Elmo, he is a puppet junkie.

  • Lookalive

    I don’t know if I missed something, but I thought Ricky was kind of rude to Warwick Davis. Maybe they joke like that all the time…I guess you had to be there.

    • Mel

      Agreed.

    • mscisluv

      Yeah, I love Ricky, but Warwick did not seem in on the joke.

  • mozenator

    um, don’t know what clip you all were watching, but Warwick, a smart, funny and very talented actor was most certainly “in on the joke”! CAn you not tell when a person is playing the “straight” role? It is funnier and he knew just what he was doing, making Ricky laugh so much. You can see him laugh as well, especially when he lies down backwards on the stairs a the end. This woould not have made Ricky laugh if Warwick wasn’t playing it up as well as he did. I am an actor and maybe I can see this more clearly, i also can tell when someone is NOT in on the joke, as it were. Warwick RULES!

  • Rudy

    That’s part of the bit between Warwick and Ricky. Warwick is the uncomfortable straight man. When Davis loses it on the “wall” comment that gets Rickt going ’cause he got him to breaj character.
    And I love Robin too!

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