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Stephen Merchant, Hello Ladies

‘The Office’s Stephen Merchant Stars in HBO’s ‘Hello Ladies’

Why, hello sir. Fancy seeing you here. Stephen Merchant, co-creator and co-director of The Office UK and Extras with Ricky Gervais, is setting up shop at HBO with his new sitcom Hello Ladies, which is based on his 2012 stand-up special. The eight-episode series is a fish-out-of-water tale of a gangly, awkard yet charming Englishman […]

Warwick Davies and Val Kilmer in the Life’s Too Short Easter Special

WATCH: ‘Life’s Too Short’ Ends With An Easter Special

The story so far: fresh from the barnstorming success of their previous mockumentaries The Office and Extras, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant wrote a sitcom based around Warwick Davis. It features celebrity cameos, just like Extras, and embarrassing behaviour brought about by the presence of a camera in the room, just like The Office (and […]

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Minnie Driver Horsing Around on ‘The Graham Norton Show’

Actress Minnie Driver named names, as well as a number of adventurous sex acts, and it all had to do with horses on a recent episode of The Graham Norton Show. Intrigued? It was actually more funny than juicy, and here’s why: the actress was reading out proposed names for racehorses, all of which were […]

Stephen Merchant: ‘You Can’t Have a President Called Newt!’

Ricky Gervais‘s long-time collaborator Stephen Merchant is in New York this week with his first ever stand-up comedy tour, Stephen Merchant Live: Hello Ladies. Before his first performance at Manhattan’s Town Hall this week he sat down with me to talk about the major events of 2012, the U.S. presidential race…and whether or not he thinks […]

WATCH: New ‘Life’s Too Short’ Teaser Trailer From Ricky Gervais

Well if nothing else, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s latest comedy vehicle Life’s Too Short cannot be said to have arrived without sufficient fanfare. They’ve been making a few of these mock trailers, in which people get a glimpse of what Warwick Davies, the actor on whom the entire series rests, can do. Naturally Ricky […]

The British ‘Office’: Where Are They Now? (Gallery)

This Saturday (July 9) marks the 10th anniversary of the very first episode of The Office appearing on BBC2. Back then, everyone involved was either just starting a career, or had been kicking around at the fringes of success for a while without much of a breakthrough. There were no stars, and no one thought there were going to be…

WATCH: Ricky Gervais’s On-Set Trailer For ‘Life’s Too Short’

Fresh details have emerged about Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s new series, the follow-up to Extras and The Office, which will be hitting BBC screens later this year. The show is called Life’s Too Short, and it’s another mock-documentary set in the media world. This time, the star is the dwarf actor Warwick Davis, who […]

Ricky Gervais Invades Springfield… Again

The Simpsons is a show which has featured a lot of celebrity cameos over the years. Everyone from Elizatheth Taylor to Sir Paul McCartney has been rendered into yellowvision and introduced to the people of Springfield. But it’s not everyday that a TV cartoon gets to invade, bringing two painted realities together. And yet that’s […]

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