“The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert asked actor and comedian Ricky Gervais — an outspoken atheist — earlier this week if he’s been giving any more thought to the possibility that God exists.
“People often, as the saying goes, find God as they approach their final boards,” Colbert, a practicing Catholic, said. “And now that you’re older … have you given anymore thought to God and whether he might be real?”
Gervais wasted no time in responding.
“Yeah, I think about it every day,” he said. “Yeah, he’s not.”
Colbert, who was undeterred by the response, noted that a recent study found that some atheists in the U.K. reported that they might actually turn to prayer in some instances.
He also questioned whether Gervais might find himself doing the same if he were, let’s say, in imminent danger.
Watch how the comedian responded below: