Ricky Gervais on his role in GTA IV
- Posted April 17th, 2008 at 06:46 EDT by Michael Harradence
British comedian Ricky Gervais has revealed that he can be seen in Rockstar’s forthcoming Grand Theft Auto IV as part of Liberty City’s stand-up comedy club.
Gervais, who achieved international fame for his role in The Office, revealed to magazine Shortlist that he performs three minutes of never-before-seen footage in the upcoming sandbox game, along with some material from his Fame tour.
"It's a first - which always interests me," said Gervais. "It was shot in New York, my favourite place in the world, and I got to wear a tight lycra suit as part of the digital process. No, hold on, that wasn't so good.
"Unfortunately they captured the whole horror, except I look slightly tougher. It's seriously a big deal, though. Games have outsold Hollywood for the past few years so it's nice to be a small part of that."
He also said that players would be able to spot him elsewhere in the game other than the comedy club, but wouldn’t divulge any further details.
Grand Theft Auto IV is due out worldwide on April 29.