Thursday, 2 September 2010

Why Ricky Gervais is my hero.

If I'm honest, there are a million reasons why Ricky Gervais is one of my heroes. You really could just take your pick.

The incredible TV Shows he has created, his utterly brilliant stand up comedy work or even his contributions to podcasting.

But no, as much as I admire him for all of that, as of right now Ricky Gervais is my hero for one reason and one reason alone.

That reason being his fantastic response to the persistent rumors that he will be taking over the lead role in "The American Office" once Steve Carell leaves.


"There are still articles appearing about me taking over from Steve Carell on the American version of The Office. Maybe I haven't made it clear enough. I suppose it doesn't matter what I say for the world of entertainment news, so let's try a new approach.

Report one of the following...

I am definitely taking over from Steve Carell on The Office. Yes, I have been asked to take over as the new boss at Dunder Mifflin. I said yes. They made me an offer I just couldn't refuse. I will once again play David Brent and I take over next season. I can't wait. Steve Merchant and I will also write and direct. I will remain Executive Producer.

or...

I'm not taking over from Steve Carell and will just continue to make millions for doing fuck all because I created the show and all the characters, and own the format and it's being syndicated now and I get paid every time any episode of any version is played anywhere in the world, and I stopped my version at its height and I don't think I can improve on that, and I don't want to go back to that and get up at 6am every day of the week for 7 years.

Only one of these is true. I don't know which one to believe. What would you do if you were me?"


I mean, the man just has this incredible ability to bring painful levels of truth to his comments while being hilarious, I challenge anyone to dislike Gervais after reading that. Not that there was much reason to dislike him before.

I know some people weren't in love with his big screen efforts, but Cemetery Junction was proof that he has a future there too.

Anywho, this was just a quick one. So thanks for reading.

-- Dan

PS: I really need to update this more often, don't I?

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