Just caught a TIME interview with Ricky Gervais where he answers a few reader questions.
The first question, “What’s the worst thing about being the funniest man on earth?” came with this response:
“Well Dave, the worst thing about being the funniest man on earth is that very few people on that planet agree with you. People say to me, “Everybody loves the Office.” No they don’t. More people hate the Office than like it. Obviously. Luckily, you don’t need everyone on the planet to like you. So, you do your comedy for you and like minded people.” -Ricky Gervais
I know Ricky’s not a musician, but as a comedian and creator, he needs an audience. Even though the British Office is done, Gervais’ post-Office material still caters to the same audience. His hardcore fans will buy anything with his name on it and convert others into believers. The people who don’t care for him, may never care. That’s OK, because as he said, you don’t need everyone to like you.
The point is to find and focus on the people who care.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7IEvfd1oXo]
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