Ricky Gervais’s comedy partner has broken out on his own for his first stand-up tour. On the first night of his extended stay in Newcastle, WinkBall reporters chatted to fans about their expectations of the gig and why they booked tickets in the first place. We then chatted with them afterwards about how they thought the gig was. We even got a few words from Stephen Merchant himself! Were you at the gig at Newcastle City Hall on 11th October 2011, or have you been to see any of Mr Merchant’s other gigs?? If so, tell us what you thought of it by recording your very own wink.