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I don't know why...


...but I keep mixing this guy up with Piers Morgan. Is it the fact that they're both British, love to talk, are comedians, are on tv, and have similar looks?

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Yes, probably.

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Piers Morgan is not a comedian but a tabloid journalist turned tv personality. Ricky Gervais is a comedian/actor/musician. I'm not seeing the physical similarities, to be honest. Morgan is more clean-cut and posh.

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They're almost night and day to me.

Morgan is deliberately antagonistic, Gervais is actually very soft-spoken and polite in interviews (his characters are mad, though).

Morgan has very single-minded opinions (and boy does he love shoving them around), Gervais has nuance and thoughtful ones.

I mean, I could go on and on...

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To be fair Gervais can be quite aggressive in his Tweets - primarily at perpetrators of animal cruelty. But yes, he is a gentleman compared to obnoxious super-prick Piers Morgan.

I don't see any physical similarity between them, but I can't stand to look at Morgan's face so maybe I'm missing something.

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I've just seen both Morgan and Gervais debate/discuss gun control. Morgan looks like a human fireworks display, just constantly exploding (to mostly little effect) while Gervais states his point and listens to the other person. Morgan never listens - ever.

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Absolutely. Piers Morgan will not listen to reason and has no time or respect for conflicting opinions. Absolutely despicable man. Gervais's act can come across as a little smug at times, but he always seems a generally reasonable man.

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It still was great when he banned himself from his own show, after banning so many other people for ridiculous reasons. I noticed he eventually had to quit American tv because his peers couldn't stand him after a while. Now about 5 people in Britain watch him at night when drunk.

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It was the beards, I think. And the brown hair. And no, I don't like Piers Morgan's personality and Gervais' characters have never made me laugh.

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Personality-wise, they couldn't be more different. My observation and confusion is superficial, I assure you.

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