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The Evolution of Lying

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Rather than simply cheating -- trying to gain from another's cooperative behaviour without behaving cooperatively yourself -- lying adds another way of operating. By misleading the other individual, one can trick that individual into cooperating.

'"The Office' Doesn't Feel Like It's Mine'

Posted 05.15.2013 | TV

On Thursday night, "The Office" will finally say goodbye to NBC after eight years on the air. While viewers and cast members alike are getting emo...

How 'The Office' Changed TV

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 07.14.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — As "The Office" airs its series finale after eight years on NBC, the time feels right to salute the show that spawned it. I'm talkin...

David Brent Will Teach You Guitar

Posted 05.14.2013 | Comedy

As part of YouTube's Comedy Week, Ricky Gervais is launching a new series on May 20th called "Learn Guitar With David Brent." Here's the just-released...

Why Isn't This A Real Thing?

Posted 04.25.2013 | Comedy

In case you didn't know, Jimmy Fallon and Ricky Gervais have an amazing musical past together. They've recorded many albums, all under different band ...

WATCH: David Brent Is Back, And Still Super Offensive

Posted 03.18.2013 | Comedy

Just as the American "Office" is about to end its run, the original bad boss himself, David Brent, has resurfaced in this ten-minute short. Before ...

WATCH: Ricky Gervais Is Bringing Back His 'Office' Character

Posted 02.28.2013 | TV

Thought you'd seen the last of Ricky Gervais' "Office" character David Brent? Not so fast. In the trailer for "The Office Revisited," a "mini episo...

Meet the Cast of My New Show, Derek

Ricky Gervais | Posted 03.30.2013 | TV
Ricky Gervais

As I am currently filming the new Muppets movie, I am unable to do any chat shows or radio interviews to publicize Derek. Luckily, we conducted an interview with the main cast and transcribed it into this blog, which HuffPost will now publish to its hundreds of millions wonderful, intelligent, comedy-loving readers.

Drunkest Golden Globe Moments

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs and Eva Hill | Posted 01.16.2013 | Celebrity

Everyone knows the wine flows at the Golden Globes, providing us normal folks at home with plenty of unexpectedly candid and unabashedly honest moment...

WATCH: Ricky Gervais' 'Derek' Sneak Peek

Posted 12.24.2012 | TV

"Derek," Ricky Gervais' newest comedy, has released a first look trailer. The series, which will air on Channel 4 in the UK and on Netflix in the US, ...

The 15 Best Late Night Guests Of 2012

Matt Wilstein | Posted 02.17.2013 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

With more and more people consuming late night TV online the morning after, if celebrities want as many people as possible to see their appearances th...

Ricky Gervais Meets The Muppets

Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment

The Muppets are reportedly getting a new human friend. According to THR, Ricky Gervais has been tapped to star in the upcoming sequel to "The Muppets....

Dear Religion... Yours, Science: The Joke That Needs to Go Away

Philip Ellis | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media
Philip Ellis

Science is essential to the development of technology and medicine and the advancement of our society -- and religion has been a cornerstone of civilisation for millennia. It is incredibly unimaginative to believe that we can only reap the benefits of one at the expense of the other.

Gervais Smacks Religion Again

Posted 10.17.2012 | Comedy

Ricky Gervais isn't exactly a gentle wallflower when it comes to expressing his opinions on religion. In fact, we're pretty sure he enjoys taking swip...

Ricky Gervais' Advice For Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

EW.com | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment

Ricky Gervais may have scared the pants off of A-listers as the snarky, saucy host of the Golden Globe Awards for the past three years, but he good-na...

What TV Taught Us This Week

Posted 10.05.2012 | TV

Fall TV has officially kicked off, and the emotions and laughs are running high. From Haddie's (Sarah Ramos) emotional "Parenthood" airport goodby...

WATCH: Ricky Gervais And Fallon Get Close

Posted 09.27.2012 | Comedy

Whenever Jimmy Fallon encounters one of his old co-stars from the Canadian soap opera, "Jacob's Patience," we know we're about to see some hilarious f...

Ricky Gervais' 'Derek' Coming To Netflix

Posted 09.19.2012 | TV

"Derek," Ricky Gervais' latest series, is coming to Netflix. The new series will stream on Netflix in the US, Canada, Latin America and Scandinavia in...

An Amazing Week

Ricky Gervais | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment
Ricky Gervais

Finished principal photography on Derek. Quite simply the best shoot I've ever been a part of.

Emmys Presenters Revealed

AP | Posted 09.11.2012 | TV

NEW YORK -- Seven-time nominee Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais, creator of "The Office," are among the stars who will be handing out this year's prime-ti...

Top 12 Reasons to Attend the 2012 New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival | Posted 10.08.2012 | Comedy
New York Comedy Festival

The 2012 New York Comedy Festival returns November 7-11 to offer up big laughs to the Big Apple with comedy's biggest stars performing on New York's grandest stages, including Carnegie Hall, The Beacon Theatre, Madison Square Garden, Town Hall, and The Apollo Theater.

Ricky Gervais Can't Keep It Together On 'Trust Us With Your Life'

Posted 07.18.2012 | TV

"Trust Us With Your Life" (Tue., 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC) marries the fun of improv comedy with star power. Ricky Gervais brought his giggle and maniacal ...

15 Comedians 'Crossing The Line'

Posted 08.02.2012 | Comedy

A great comedian can take a tough social issue and break it down into something that people can laugh about. Whether it's race, sexuality or good old ...

Charlie Sheen & More TV Stars Who Are Strikingly Similar To Their Characters

Posted 06.28.2012 | TV

Third time's the charm! Charlie Sheen is playing another character named Charlie on "Anger Management," which premieres Thursday, Jun 28 at 9 p.m. ET...

Out With the Old, In With the New

Ricky Gervais | Posted 08.15.2012 | TV
Ricky Gervais

First the bad news... I don't think I'm going to do a fourth series of The Ricky Gervais Show. 39 episodes is more than I've ever done for any other project (Yes. I know that's pathetic but trust me.) and I don't want to push my luck.