David Brent

Video: David Brent In The American Office

Catching up with the American version of The Office during lockdown and came across this example of two sitcom worlds colliding brilliantly. "The Seminar" is the fourteenth episode of the seventh series of the NBC version. It first aired on  January 27, 2011. 


News: Gold Reveals Shortlist For Britain's Greatest Comedy Character

Comedy channel Gold has revealed which comedy legends have made it into the top 30 for a brand new one-off special, Britain’s Greatest Comedy Character. The UKTV Original, airing on Sunday 24th May at 8pm, will see the star-studded jury battle it out as they attempt to agree on who is the country’s greatest. 


TV Review: Lookalikes, C4

There's a theory doing the rounds that television is so short of original ideas that it is drawing on its own past and eating itself. This theory surely reaches its apotheosis with the second series of Lookalikes, which has just started on Channel 4. I'll try to explain...


News: The End Of The Line For David Brent?

Ricky Gervais has suggested that maybe we have finally seen the last of David Brent.

Speaking to Balance magazine he suggested that the iconic character had run its course. 

TV: Hospital People, Episode Two, BBC1

If you want simple sitcom laughs you can't go far wrong with Hospital People. This new comedy starring Tom Binns in a variety of wigs and outfits doesn’t miss a trick, whether it is daft visual gags, clever verbal gags or just plain stupid innuendo. It’s not groundbreaking and it is about as far as you can get from, to pluck a comedy at random, Inside No 9, but if you’ve had a hard day flopping down in front of this could be just what the senior registrar ordered.

News: Ricky Gervais AKA David Brent to Appear on Children In Need

Ricky Gervais will perform the title track from the film David Brent: Life On The Road on this year's Children In Need.

Paul Wright, Executive Producer of BBC Children in Need Appeal Show, says: “The Children in Need Appeal Show is over the moon to welcome mega star David Brent to sing his heart out and help raise money for disadvantaged children throughout the UK.”

News: More Live Shows For David Brent & Foregone Conclusion

Following two sell out gigs at London’s Eventim Apollo in September, where 6500 tickets for the shows sold out in 10 minutes, David Brent & Foregone Conclusion are to perform two further shows this December at Bournemouth International Centre on December 15 & Brighton Centre on December 16.


News: Live Gigs For David Brent

David Brent, alias Ricky Gervais, is to play two major gigs with his band Foregone Conclusion.

Ricky Gervais made the announcement on Twitter today. The shows will be at the Eventim Apollo on September 8 & 9.

The gigs will follow the release of David Brent: Life on the Road, the movie in which David Brent takes time off from his job as a toilet products salesman to pursue his rock and roll dream with a UK tour. The film is releasd on August 19. Brent/Gervais will also be releasing a soundtrack album. 

News: Ricky Gervais Talks About David Brent & David Bowie

Ricky Gervais has talked about exchanging emails with David Bowie shortly before his death. Despite regular communication Bowie did not reveal how ill he was. "He must have known. He kept it from everyone," said Gervais.

Gervais was talking to Colin Paterson on Radio 5 to promote his new Netflix movie, Special Correspondents.

At the start of the year Gervais emailed David Bowie to say he loved his new album and Bowie sent back a funny email.

News: David Brent Movie Is Happening

Ricky Gervais is developing a brand new movie, based on his creation David Brent, the focus of his global hit series, The Office.

Life on the Road is currently being developed with BBC Films and goes in to production in 2015. We find out what Brent is doing now and what's happened in the last 15 years since his redundancy from his beloved Wernham Hogg. He's a sales rep now, selling cleaning products up and down the country, but has never really given up on his dream of being a rock star. 


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