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The Office's David Brent Drops More Wisdom And Spaceman Lyrics In Ricky Gervais' Latest Video
So, unless I'm misinterpreting David Brent's words, he thinks he's like Winston Churchill or Mahatma Gandhi, but he's doing it with music. That's very wise. Also wise? Not being easily baited. Brent will talk about whether or not he's single, but he refuses to answer the "A-minor" question. Some cheeky fan though that was a good question to ask, but you can't get one past Brent, can you?
The Office's David Brent Gives Guitar Lessons In New Video
David Brent is back! Again! Ricky Gervais' beloved Office character is now offering guitar lessons to his fans. The video above popped up on Ricky Gervais' YouTube channel. Like Michael Scott, Brent is actually musically talented. But also like Michael Scott, he often doesn't know what he's talking about. What Brent lacks in actual wisdom, he makes up for in unintentional humor, and that's always what's worked so well for Gervais' character.
Ricky Gervais' Derek Hitting Netflix In September
We’ve known for a while that Derek would head to Netflix after airing in the U.K.; however, we didn’t know when the move to Netflix would be happening. On Tuesday it was announced that all seven episodes of Derek are set to hit Netflix on September 12. The date and time is extremely precise. Derek will hit the subscription streaming service at 12:01 a.m. PST on that date.
The Office U.S. Vs. The Office U.K.: Which Comedy Wins Out?
Some might argue that comparing art is a fruitless exercise. They'd probably be right. Pitting one work against the other in some kind of quality competition certainly goes against the spirit of any true artistic endeavour but sitcoms aren't really art and nobody likes fruit. Obviously, I'm kidding. Fruit is healthy as well as delicious. And sitcoms can occasionally be Art with a capital 'A.' Now, with that pretentious bit of rationalizing out of the way, what version of The Office is better? U.K. or U.S.?
Watch Ricky Gervais Bring The Office's David Brent Back For A 10-Minute Video
Fans of the original U.K. comedy The Office didn't need to raise money via Kickstarter to see Ricky Gervais returned to the role of David Brent. The comedian did that for charity with The Return of Brent, a 10-minute segment that returns us to the bizarre world of former Wernham Hogg Paper Company (Slough branch) regional manager David Brent to show us what he's been getting up to in recent years. As it happens, he's working on his music. Or someone else's.
Ricky Gervais To Bring David Brent Back For The Office Revisited Mini Episode
Once upon a time, just before he became mega-famous on this side of the pond, Ricky Gervais starred in a little show called The Office. The U.K. series spawned the NBC comedy that's wrapping up this year, so the timing seems about right for David Brent to surface (again). And Ricky Gervais plans to make that happen for Comic Relief with a mini episode, which will air on BBC One next month.
Life's Too Short: The Complete First Season [DVD Review]
If “self-deprecating comedy” were a brand, the face of Ricky Gervais would be pasted all over it. Despite his fairly dismal ventures into filmmaking, Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s The Office and Extras are easily two of the funniest sitcoms to ever exist, and I’m fine with my favoritism showing. But when it comes to Life’s Too Short, the comedy just doesn’t measure up, because we’ve seen this already.
Ricky Gervais Debuts First Trailer For Derek
Last spring, the pilot episode for Ricky Gervais’ somewhat controversial new comedy series, Derek, aired in the UK on Channel 4. Subsequently, the series was picked up to air in 2013 and now, Gervais himself has kindly tweeted out the first trailer for the series.
Ricky Gervais Says He'll Host SNL Next Year
Maybe seeing comedian pal Louis CK hosting Saturday Night Live has finally inspired Ricky Gervais to give the gig a shot. Or perhaps we're just lucky that another great comedian could be hosting SNL this season. Nothing has been announced by NBC yet, but from what Gervais says, we may just see the actor/comedian hosting an episode of the long-running sketch comedy series sometime next year.
Netflix Picks Up Ricky Gervais' Derek To Begin Streaming In 2013
Ricky Gervais’ Derek is heading to Netflix. The show’s pilot was produced for British public access television, where it aired on April 12, 2012. A full series has been commissioned by Channel 4, and in the U.S., Derek, will be a Netflix exclusive.
Learn English With Ricky Gervais Video Has Karl Pilkington Teaching The Language
In his usual open style, Ricky Gervais turned to his website to provide fans with updates on Derek’s development as well as share news about a new internet project called Learn English with Ricky Gervais. He recently finished the pilot of the series that features him and Pilkington trying to teach English to those who aren’t familiar with the language. That’s right, Karl Pilkington spreading his knowledge to the world, can you imagine what he’d be like as a teacher? You don’t have to, take a look.
Ricky Gervais Writing 6 More Episodes Of Derek, Shares Outtakes Of Karl Pilkington
Ricky Gervais' one-off special called Derek was well received by audiences so it should come as no surprise that the British comedian had some exiting news to share earlier today via twitter. The 'pilot' was always intended to open the door to more shows and not only has the comedian started writing an additional 6 episodes of Derek but he also shared this great clip of Karl breaking character. And I don't think Karl laughs. Ever. Seriously.
The Ricky Gervais Show Season 3 Official Poster And Two New Clips
Why did Karl Pilkington sit in his backyard drooling? And what has he been giving to charity? These are the questions that get answered in these clips from the upcoming third season of the series. We also have the art-inspired official poster for the HBO series.
Derek Clips Showcase The New Channel 4 Pilot With Ricky Gervais And Karl Pilkington
All of comedian Ricky Gervais' television projects eventually make their way across the Atlantic. The Office came overseas before American television made the full on adaptation. Then his popular podcasts with the "little round headed buffoon that is Karl Pilkington" got picked up and animated before Karl became the Idiot Abroad. Gervais' new project, again with Pilkington, is called Derek and is scheduled to air in the U.K. soon but there's no word on when the one-off dramedy will come to North America. That doesn't mean you can't watch the new clips.
Life's Too Short Gets A Second Season, An Idiot Abroad Gets A Spin-off
Ricky Gervais has made two big announcements regarding his TV future. HBO's Life's Too Short will be getting a second season, and Gervais is also creating a spin-off of An Idiot Abroad called The Short Way Round.