Thursday, November 10, 2011

Liam Neeson on Life's Too Short Episode One

Life's Too Short debuted yesterday in the UK. It's coming to US HBO in 2012, but if you can't wait (and I couldn't) there are some great clips on YouTube to hold you off.

If you don't know about this show, it's a mockumentary about Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok from Star Wars, Willow, etc). He's an actor who's out of work with everything going wrong in his life. He has a bad marriage, a terrible accountant and a useless assistant, so he turns to friends Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (playing themselves) to help him get work.

The show feels very much like The Office (UK) meets Extras, which is a formula that I absolutely adore. Warwick is very much like David Brent in that he naively says many of the wrong things at exactly the wrong time.. and the celebrity cameos (playing themselves) makes it feel like a natural offshoot of Extras.

Episode one SPOILERS ahead.

The very first celebrity cameo is Liam Neeson. He comes to visit Ricky and Steve to try out some comedy. This may be the funniest thing I have ever seen. If you can catch the clip in context in the show, go for it. But if not, here's the clip.


  1. ohhh I thought he was going to do his darkman accent.

    That was really funny though. I'll definitely be checking this one out

  2. I have been hanging out for this show. Got it ready to go later tonight and SO EXCITED.

    Thin Ricky bothers me, though. It's just not right.