By Andrea Branchini
Kudos to whoever was creative and subtle enough to name GERVAIS a horse by DISTORTED HUMOR. The winner of a handicap race at Meydan last week has just that almost risqué name. English actor Ricky Gervais is the creator of The Office, a TV program that stretched the borders of mainstream humor in the UK and in the US. Moreover, Ricky Gervais has presented the Golden Globes five times, always under the threat of being fired because of his outrageous sense of humor and his cutting, take-no-prisoner jokes. With Gervais live at the microphone, everybody knows that everything is possible. Gervais's closing refrain “I don't care, I don't care” – sounds funnier than it reads… – is the manifesto of a comedy that is both old (British) and new (the sky is the limit).
Gervais, g, 6, Distorted Humor–Ruth E, by A.P. Indy. Meydan, 12-3, Hcp. (AED82.5k), 1600m, 1:38.87. O-Jumaa Mubarak Al Junaibi. B-Darley (KY). T-Ali Rashid Al Rayhi. *£30,000 HRA '17 GODSEP. **1/2 to Ruthless Quality (Elusive Quality), SW-US, $190,620.