So I’m assuming, although I should probably saying hoping, that you know who Ricky Gervais is. For those that don’t, he’s the original founder of the original British “The Office.” He’s the main character, the boss, known in the UK as David Brent, while the same character has been known as Michael Scott here in the US.
So anyway, this is basically THE GUY behind The Office. As far as I’m concerned he’s a comedic genius. Absolutely hilarious.
My friend just recently lent me the DVD’s for his newer show, “Extras.” I’ve seen a couple of episodes of this, and it’s equally hilarious.
Anyway, this same friend is down with the UK scene and sent me this clip of Ricky Gervais for the Comic Relief of March 2009. It’s, as the British would say, brilliant. Enjoy. Check out the original Office. Check out Extras. This guy is amazing.
The idea of Ricky playing himself as an ego-inflated snob is the best part about this. All the little details–eating like a medieval King, rolling around on a Segway–make this video a solid 10.
Anne the composer = 10.