Amusing TV

Michael Scott meets David Brent

On a recent episode of the US version of The Office, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) met his British counterpart David Brent (Ricky Gervais).

> More on the US and UK versions of The Office
> Video of Ricky Gervais at this year’s Golden Globes

Awards Season

Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes

Here is a neat edit of the barbed jokes Ricky Gervais told at the Golden Globes last night.

Targets included the HFPA (that’s the organisation who hired him to host the event), The Tourist, Scientology, Heather Mills, Robert Downey Jnr, Hugh Hefner, Sylvester Stallone and Tim Allen.

For what it is worth, I think part of the shocked reaction amongst some in Hollywood was that they didn’t realise that Gervais’ stand up comedy is much more barbed than the gentler humour of his TV and film work.

Philip Berk, the president of the HFPAย was less than pleased:

“Some of the things he said were totally unacceptable”

I guess some were puzzled that he plunged head first into awkward Hollywood subjects some snark about in private, but would never dare talk about in public.

> Reactio to Gervais at the LA Times, Hollywood Elsewhere and The Wrap
> Golden Globe winners


Karl Pilkington reviews The Invention of Lying

Karl Pilkington gets together with Ricky Gervais to give his thoughts on Gervais’ latest film, The Invention of Lying, which is out on Friday 2nd October.