The guy is actually playing a character called David Brent.
Microsoft have actually employed this guy to film internal training videos, sadly I doubt we will ever see them.
"David Brent, the nightmare boss played by Ricky Gervais in 'The Office' was expected to disappear after the two-part special which aired over Christmas. However, Brent has been brought out of retirement already... by Microsoft.
Microsoft have paid Gervais an undisclosed sum to write and star in a series of training films, to be recorded at the company's head office in Reading. The Microsoft headquarters are reported to already be full of posters freaturing David Brent with the slogan: "I'm Back, and this time it's Personal Development".
However the general public are unlikely to get to see any of the training videos. A Microsoft spokeswoman has said "It is an internal thing and not something we like to publicise.""
He has some classic quotes!
“Life is just a series of peaks and troughs. And you don’t know whether you’re in a trough until you’re climbing out, or on a peak until you’re coming down. And that’s it you know, you never know what’s round the corner. But it’s all good. ‘If you want the rainbow, you’ve gotta put up with the rain.’ Do you know which philosopher said that? Dolly Parton. And people say she’s just a big pair of tits.”
"Well, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I’ve been promoted, so....every cloud. You’re still thinking about the bad news aren’t you?"
"There are limits to my comedy. There are things that I'll never laugh at. The handicapped. Because there's nothing funny about them. Or any deformity. It's like when you see someone look at a little handicapped and go 'ooh, look at him, he's not able-bodied. I am, I'm prejudiced.' Yeah, well, at least the little handicapped fella is able-minded. Unless he's not, it's difficult to tell with the wheelchair ones."
hehe Ricky Gervais is a funny guy
He's sharp as a knife, and he's really dangerous when on live TV
Anyone remember him in the 11 O'clock show?
Iain Lee & Daisy Donovan used to host it. Mental telly!
That was the show that kick-started the whole Ali-G thing too.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS