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The Internet Is My Playground

(128) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 8:22 AM

The Internet is my playground.

I'm loving having a YouTube channel to dick around on. I know I've always dicked around, whether on radio, TV or at the Golden Globes, but with this it's actually expected of me.

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I discovered...

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A Biography of Idiocy

(81) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 10:31 AM

The Ricky Gervais Show Series 3 was released on DVD this week. To celebrate this final chapter I thought I'd tell the lovely readers of The Huffington Post the story of how we got here.

History
My current entertainment career started in 1997. I say 'current' to distinguish...

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Meet the Cast of My New Show, Derek

(53) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 7:47 AM

As I am currently filming the new Muppets movie, I am unable to do any chat shows or radio interviews to publicise my new show, Derek. It starts on Channel 4 in the UK on Wednesday the 30th of January and airs later this year around the rest of the...

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Which Doctor?

(49) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 5:05 PM

A fun-packed week filming on Derek was only marred slightly by the fact that an emergency doctor was called after 24 hours of severe abdominal pain. Examination, urine sample, and blood tests were taken and I was rushed to hospital for a scan. (I say rushed, they couldn't do the...

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An Amazing Week

(12) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 3:41 PM

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

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Ironed out the technology on my new app, JustSayin' in time for its world launch next week in California.

(I'm doing a few chat shows too...

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Out With the Old, In With the New

(106) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 9:06 AM

Hello Huffington Chuckle Hounds.

I thought I'd do a bit of a news blog as a sort of FAQ about various projects. Huff's got stuff alright!

Here goes...

Out with the old, in with the new.

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The Old -

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On Fame

(297) Comments | Posted February 5, 2012 | 6:00 PM

On Sunday, 19 February, HBO will start airing my third sitcom. It's called Life's Too Short. It's a return to the fake documentary format like The Office. But if The Office reflected those quaint docu-soaps of the 90s that followed ordinary people having their 15 minutes, Life's Too Short reflects...

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I Got My Start in America at the Golden Globes

(129) Comments | Posted December 29, 2011 | 9:45 AM

In between eating, drinking, visiting folks, arguing with extremist fundamentalists on Twitter and plugging various shows and DVDs, (only the last one of these is absolutely necessary, the first few I do for fun) my main focus of the the last few days and the next few weeks has been...

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Show Biz

(126) Comments | Posted August 19, 2011 | 6:02 PM

I used to be the laziest, least ambitious person I knew.

Well, lazy in terms of work. Career success, if you will.

I had artistic ambition I guess, but being a working class Brit I believed it was better to never try, than to try, and run the risk...

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The Perfect Image For Humanity

(592) Comments | Posted July 25, 2011 | 9:24 AM

Finished principle photography on Life's Too Short. It was an eight week shoot and probably the easiest and most fun ever.

It was so stress free and we did such short days that every evening I had time to relax and write stand up.

Now I just need...

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Why David Brent Is a Good Guy

(76) Comments | Posted July 18, 2011 | 8:28 AM

The last piece I did for The Huffington Post was about me being 50.

A few weeks after my birthday I celebrated another anniversary - The Office was 10 years old.

Well the first episode of series one aired at 9:30 p.m. on a Monday night,...

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Life's Too Short to Go With the Flow

(268) Comments | Posted July 12, 2011 | 9:46 PM

So it's 10 years since The Office launched into the world.

And 50 since I did.

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How the fuck did that happen?

The 20 year-old on the left is thinking, "I hope I don't live long enough to look like that...

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Happy 10th Birthday to The Office

(62) Comments | Posted July 5, 2011 | 2:11 PM

Please Tweet Happy Birthday.

This week The Office is 10 years old.

Well the first episode of series 1 aired at 9.30pm on a Monday night. 9th July, 2001.

Obviously the concept existed some time before that. The BBC pilot was shot in January 2000, and we shot...

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