Gervais’s Dwarf Comedy, Starring Willow

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant famously created both “The Office” and “Extras,” and their newest project for BBC Two is called “Life’s Too Short.” It debuts in the UK this fall, and HBO has picked up the US rights and will air it in 2012.

Life’s Too Short is a fake documentary following the day-to-day existence of real-life dwarf actor Warwick Davis (Return Of The Jedi, Harry Potter, Willow). Warwick plays a fictional version of himself. He is desperate, conniving, fame-hungry and self-centred, but always gets his comeuppance. [BBC]

On the following pages, I’ve embedded the trailer, a couple scenes, and a video showing guest appearances from Johnny Depp, Sting, Liam Neeson, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carell, Cat Deeley, and some British people I don’t recognize because THESE COLORS DON’T RUN AND THE HOOOOOOME OF THE BRAAAAAAAAVE! *lights illegal fireworks, fires assault rifle at endangered species*