Laughter is often said to be the best medicine, and for The Young and the Restless star Michelle Stafford, it was comedian Ricky Gervais who provided the cure. The actress recently took to social media to express her gratitude to the British funnyman for “saving her life” with his comedy. What could have been so life-changing about a comedy show that it had such a profound impact on Stafford’s life? Was it a specific joke, a memorable performance, or something else entirely? Let’s explore the fascinating story behind Stafford’s appreciation for Gervais!
The Young And The Restless: Stafford Reveals How Gervais’ Comedy Saved Her Life
Actress Michelle Stafford who plays Phyllis on The Young and the Restless, recently attended Gervais’ Armageddon tour performance at The Hollywood Bowl amphitheater in Los Angeles. At the event, Stafford not only enjoyed Gervais’s comic performance but also expressed her gratitude for his impact on her life. However, Stafford wasn’t alone, she was out with her former General Hospital castmate Finola Hughes. Stafford shared a picture of the two soap stars enjoying Gervais’ show and revealed how his comedy saved her life.
“Oh Ricky Gervais, you were [on fire] in L.A. tonight!”, Stafford cheered. But then she revealed a little secret! “And by the way… if you ever see this, thank you for saving my life with your comedy many years ago. “But what was it about Gervais’ humor that had such a powerful impact on Stafford? How did it make her feel, and what positive changes did it bring about in her life? The Young and the Restless star did not reveal the details about how Gervais’ humor affected her life. But fans are happy to learn that comedy has the power to heal and transform lives. Hughes posted the same picture with the CBS soap star while enjoying Gervais’ event and commented, “So fun! So clever!
Stafford & Hughes’ Hilarious Reaction To Daytime Emmy Nominations
After Michelle Stafford shared her heartfelt gratitude for Ricky Gervais’ life-changing comedy, fans flooded her post with reactions. However, there was one comment in particular that caught our attention. And that was from none other than Rena Sofer, the former The Bold and the Beautiful actress who played ex-Quinn. Sofer exclaimed, “OMG, I was there too!” Stafford eagerly responded with a “Hey!” and expressed her regret for not seeing Sofer at the event, to which Sofer agreed, “Me too!” So if you find yourself attending any exciting events in or around LA, keep your eyes peeled. Because you never know who you might bump into your favorite soap opera stars!
As you may know, both Stafford and Hughes have received a Daytime Emmy nomination for their outstanding performances as lead actresses. And in response to this news, they shared a humorous video of their reactions as nominees. You can enjoy the video given below! Meanwhile, stay tuned to The Young and the Restless to see how Stafford’s character Phyllis’ storyline unfolds on the show.