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Merchant Was 'Doubtful' The Office Would Work In The US

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Stephen Merchant was skeptical that his hit show 'The Office' would be successful in the US, revealing to HuffPost Live that he was “doubtful becaus...

Interview: Stephen Merchant on What Makes Great Comedy Timeless

Adam Forrest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Adam Forrest

At this point in his career, Stephen Merchant knows a thing or two about successful comedy. The writer, director and actor, best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais on The Office and Extras, has won awards and plaudits on both sides of the Atlantic.

How True To Life Is Stephen Merchant's Sitcom Search For Love?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Stephen Merchant - that on-screen loser in 'Extras', that scene-stealer with Jimmy Fallon, longtime creative partner to Ricky Gervais - sees his TV si...

Stephen Merchant Gets Own US Sitcom

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Stephen Merchant Pilot Gets Series Order at HBO The 'Office' co-creator, who penned the script with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, will star in...

How Will Stephen Merchant Fare Without Ricky Gervais?

Pete Strauss | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Pete Strauss

Merchant's first sitcom venture sans Gervais will be intriguing for a number of reasons; the most prevalent of which is that it will allow us to explore the notion that's long been mooted that Merchant is perhaps the more talented of the Gervais/Merchant pairing, with many citing Ricky's solo efforts as evidence to support this (Derek often being used as a stick to beat him with).