10 November 2005

Ricky Gervais and Larry David in Talks to Talk

Ricky Gervais, the man behind the better original version of The Office and the new HBO/BBC series Extras, is getting his own "chat" show over in foggy London town. The show is set to air on the same channel that first aired The Office, and he'll have the chance to interview some of his personal comedy heroes. A sampling of the guests lined up thus far for Ricky Gervais Meets... includes Larry David and Christopher Guest. Upon learning that these are typical examples of Gervais' heroes, we must say we now understand completely why we are such a huge fan of his.

Gervais' career gives us hope that hating your job with ferocious intensity may, in the end, not be all for naught. Yes, the dickhead boss you put up with from day to day may indeed become fodder for a something worthwhile-- a successful career in showbiz, even! All one needs is an entrepreneurial spirit. Well, that, and a bit of talent...


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