Ricky Gervais gives golden advice to Edinburgh Fringe comedians

Ricky Gervais wished performers at the Fringe well. Picture; Ian Rutherford
Ricky Gervais wished performers at the Fringe well. Picture; Ian Rutherford
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Ricky Gervais has issued a nugget of wisdom to Fringe comedians.

Taking to social media, he tweeted: “Note to all my fellow comedians in Edinburgh: Remember, your reviews are written by people who aren’t funny. Have a great fringe.”

He added in a chain with his followers: “I’m not even performing in Edinburgh and reviews don’t affect me at this level, but I don’t want newer or less successful comedian’s to be devastated from scathing criticism at this stage in their career.”

We’re not sure if our friends at the Entertainment desk will agree...