Ricky Gervais

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Ricky Dene Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, screenwriter, director, producer, musician, presenter and author.wikipedia
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Stephen Merchant

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He co-wrote and co-directed both programmes with Stephen Merchant.
In collaboration with Ricky Gervais, he was the co-writer and co-director of the British TV comedy series The Office (2001–2003), and co-writer and co-star of both Extras (2005–2007) and Life's Too Short (2011–2013).

Meet Ricky Gervais

In 2000, he was given a Channel 4 spoof talk show, Meet Ricky Gervais.
Meet Ricky Gervais is a British television comedy talk show written and hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Karl Pilkington

Gervais, Merchant, and Karl Pilkington created the podcast The Ricky Gervais Show, which has spawned various spin-offs starring Pilkington and produced by Gervais and Merchant.
Pilkington gained prominence as the producer of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's radio programme on XFM.

The Office (British TV series)

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He is perhaps best known for creating, writing and acting in the British television series The Office (2001–2003). Among the other regular featured comedians on the show was Mackenzie Crook, later a co-star of The Office.
Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and produced by Ash Atalla, the programme follows the day-to-day lives of office employees in the Slough branch of the fictional Wernham Hogg paper company.

Extras (TV series)

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It was followed by Extras in 2005.
The series was co-produced by the BBC and HBO and was created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, both of whom also starred in it.

Flanimals

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He has performed five multi-national stand-up comedy tours, and wrote the Flanimals book series.
Flanimals is a book and a book series written by comedian Ricky Gervais.

List of Extras characters

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In addition to writing and directing the shows, he played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras.
Portrayed by Ricky Gervais, Andrew "Andy" Millman is the lead character of Extras.

The Ricky Gervais Show

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Gervais, Merchant, and Karl Pilkington created the podcast The Ricky Gervais Show, which has spawned various spin-offs starring Pilkington and produced by Gervais and Merchant.
The Ricky Gervais Show is a comedy radio show in the UK starring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington, later adapted into a podcast and a television series.

The 11 O'Clock Show

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Gervais appeared on The 11 O'Clock Show on Channel 4 between 1998 and 2000, garnering a reputation as a blunt and often controversial social critic.
The show boosted the careers of the previously little-known Ricky Gervais, Sacha Baron Cohen and Mackenzie Crook.

Muppets Most Wanted

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Gervais has also starred in the Hollywood films Ghost Town, the Night at the Museum trilogy, For Your Consideration and Muppets Most Wanted.
Directed by James Bobin and written by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller, the film is a sequel to The Muppets (2011) and stars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey, as well as Muppet performers Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt Vogel and Peter Linz.

The Invention of Lying

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He wrote, directed and starred in The Invention of Lying and the Netflix-released Special Correspondents.
The Invention of Lying is a 2009 American fantasy romantic comedy film written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson (in their directorial debuts).

David Brent

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In addition to writing and directing the shows, he played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras.
David Brent is a character in the BBC television mockumentary The Office, portrayed by the show's co-creator, co-writer and co-director Ricky Gervais.

Ghost Town (2008 film)

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Gervais has also starred in the Hollywood films Ghost Town, the Night at the Museum trilogy, For Your Consideration and Muppets Most Wanted.
It stars English comedian Ricky Gervais in his first leading feature-film role, as a dentist who can see and talk with ghosts, along with Téa Leoni as a young widow and Greg Kinnear as her recently deceased husband.

David Brent: Life on the Road

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He reprised his role as Brent in 2016 comedy film David Brent: Life on the Road.
David Brent: Life on the Road is a 2016 British mockumentary comedy film written, directed, and produced by Ricky Gervais and released by Entertainment One.

Special Correspondents

He wrote, directed and starred in The Invention of Lying and the Netflix-released Special Correspondents.
Special Correspondents is a 2016 British-Canadian-American satirical comedy film written, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais.

Free Love Freeway

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Gervais and the band performed songs written under the Brent character including songs such as "Equality Street" and "Free Love Freeway".
"Free Love Freeway" is a song written by Ricky Gervais, who starred as David Brent in the British comedy series The Office.

Suede (band)

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Gervais initially worked in the music industry, attempting a career as a pop star in the 1980s as the singer of the new-wave act Seona Dancing and working as the manager of the then unknown band Suede before turning to comedy.
In June 1990, Suede found a permanent drummer, Simon Gilbert, through Ricky Gervais, who would later become a household name for co-writing and starring in the TV series The Office.

Seona Dancing

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Gervais initially worked in the music industry, attempting a career as a pop star in the 1980s as the singer of the new-wave act Seona Dancing and working as the manager of the then unknown band Suede before turning to comedy.
Seona Dancing were a 1980s British new wave group, best known for providing comedian Ricky Gervais with his first experiences as a public performer.

Radio Times's Most Powerful People

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Following the success of The Office second series, Gervais was named the most powerful person in TV comedy by Radio Times.
It was topped by the British comedian Ricky Gervais, as a result of the success of the award-winning second series of his TV show The Office.

The Office

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The Office brand has since been remade for audiences in Sweden, France, Germany, Quebec, Brazil, and the United States.
The original United Kingdom TV series was created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

The Office (American TV series)

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The Office brand has since been remade for audiences in Sweden, France, Germany, Quebec, Brazil, and the United States.
The original executive producers were Daniels, Howard Klein, Ben Silverman, Ricky Gervais, and Stephen Merchant, with numerous others being promoted in later seasons.

More to Lose

They were signed by London Records, which released two of their singles—"More to Lose" and "Bitter Heart".
It is an uptempo new wave pop song, sung by a then-unknown Ricky Gervais, who was the lyricist and vocalist of the band.

Mackenzie Crook

Among the other regular featured comedians on the show was Mackenzie Crook, later a co-star of The Office.
In 2001, he auditioned for the role of Gareth Keenan in Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant popular mockumentary The Office. Written originally for a larger, thuggish actor, Crook won the role and by the end of the series in 2003 had earned himself two BAFTA nominations.

The Convict

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Gervais and Merchant are producers of the American version, and they also co-wrote the episode "The Convict" for the show's third season.
The episode was the series' only original script written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who are the creators of the original British comedy series of the same name.

List of The Office (British TV series) episodes

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Gervais has said that the episode "Training" is his favourite, where Brent plays his guitar and sings.
The television programme was created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant; the former also played the main character, manager David Brent.