The Office

David Cameron Tells BBC To Make More British Comedies And Dramas

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

David Cameron has fired a shot across the bow of the BBC demanding the Corporation produce more home-grown dramas and comedies to justify its continui...

Until More Disabled People Are in Position of Authority, We Will Not Reach Equality

Julie Fernandez | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Julie Fernandez

It is wonderful to see how much more confident young disabled people are today as they expect equality and rightly so. But in reality, these young people are not out and about in society yet. As a disabled adult, it is very hard to get a job, and very hard to access benefits. In fact, I would say that many disabled people in the UK still feel like second-class citizens. I am still shocked that for many people I meet, I am the first disabled person that they know. And often they start out with lots of negative stereotypes. I think that although we are definitely in a better position than we were twenty years ago, we are still fighting society's attitudes towards us.

Planet Office

Sophia Parsons | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

For the past few months I have opened myself up to the world of the office environment, having never experienced this sort of bubble before (usually succumbing myself to either working with children or making coffee) I was apprehensive and intrigued about what I would learn from these new and unfamiliar surroundings.

'Twitter Is A Social Experiment For Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Ricky Gervais was a guest on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Wednesday night - and as well as talking about the new Muppets movie, 'The Office' and his pretty-...

WATCH: Catherine Tate Returns To 'The Office'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Comedy

The American Office, that is. Yes, Nellie Bertram is back - and taking on the Dunder Miflin team. Check out this clip from the episode airing on We...

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.

Ricky Gervais and 'Derek': A Defence

Ed Cripps | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Derek is genuinely life-affirming. How many sitcoms capture the quiet, gradual, dignified, terrifying, wistful, relief-flecked prospect of death? Of recent comedies, only Jo Brand's masterful Getting On comes close.

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...

REVIEWS: Ricky's Stage Debut As Musician David Brent Leaves Critics Wanting More

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais performed his first ever concert as David Brent in London on Monday night and reviews have been mainly positive. The comedian played ...

Graduate 'Forced To Dance' At Currys Interview Lands 'Dream Job'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK

A graduate forced to do a David Brent-style breakdance at the interview for a job at a Currys Megastore has bagged his dream job as a result of the t...

The Human Resource

Aaron Child | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Aaron Child

The Human Resource is a fun if not a little mad 3 part online only sitcom. It features two of my fave British comedians from the past two years Ben Ta...

'I Just Felt So Embarrassed And Uncomfortable'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

What would you do if you arrived at a job interview and were told you had to perform in a dance off? A university graduate has claimed he was face...

David Brent The Movie?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais is reportedly planning on bringing his most beloved character, David Brent, to the big screen. In an interview with The Hollywood Rep...

WATCH: Famous Actors' Audition Tapes For 'The Office'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Comedy

The American Office, that is - and they include auditions by Seth Rogen (who read for the role of Dwight), Adam Scott (Jim) and Kathryn Hahn (Pam). Th...

'The Office': The Greatest TV Show Ever Made

Tim Bradley | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tim Bradley

As titles for pieces go, I'm aware this one fits all too snugly into the hyperbole driven world of internet opinion, but in order to make a point about how strongly I feel about Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's The Office (incredibly now 12 years old) I'll play along and set my stall out; I genuinely believe it to be the finest example of television ever broadcast.

WATCH: David Brent's Latest Guitar Lesson

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Comedy

He's back! With his new guitar lesson! And this time he's bringing us a song about his hometown Slough. Take it away, Ricky Gervais David Brent......

What Are the Realities of Working in a Contemporary Office?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK
Dr Steve McCabe

Maybe, like high-tech production facilities there is a need to rethink the long-term effects of working on the same task day after day. IT was supposed to make our lives simpler and increase the range of things we could do. Some may be justified in feeling that it has helped to enslave.

It's Ricky Gervais's Birthday, Which Is All The Excuse We Need..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Happy Birthday Ricky Gervais! Despite arriving in the world on the same day as a certain illustrious pop star, HuffPostUK has not forgotten you. ...

British TV: A National Embarrassment?

India Ross | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
India Ross

The growing interest in American TV as a substitute for our own is not simply an idiosyncrasy, it signifies of Britain's failure to keep pace with the cultural market. The relative incompetence of home-produced programming becomes apparent in the context of the global marketplace - beyond the iPlayer horizon, Britain is punching well above its weight.

WATCH: David Brent's First Guitar Tutorial

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Comedy

He's back! OK, so he was sort of back with the Comic Relief song 'Equality Street'. But now he's REALLY back. David Brent, that is. Yes, Rick...

WATCH: The American Office Ends - Enjoy The Mega Blooper Reel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Comedy

And not just any old blooper reel, no. A 1 hour 46 minutes mega blooper reel. Yes, sadly, the American version of 'The Office' has come to an end. ...

Ricky Gervais Has Hardly Ever Watched The US Office

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais has admitted that, despite his massive royalty cheques for the US version of The Office, he has very seldom watched the show himself. ...

CLIP: Ricky Gervais's 'Global Cult, But Without Brainwashing'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais may be bringing 'The Ricky Gervais Show' to an end, but it's not without a sad look back. He says: “I’m incredibly fond and p...

Is Gervais Holding a Mirror Up to Society or Is He Just a Bully?

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Iddo Goldfarb

Don't get me wrong, I happen to think that Gervais is a genuinely talented actor (almost in spite of himself) but he must know that his muppet face, ridiculous enough in the first place, has been compromised by a decade of retarded gurning.

WATCH: David Brent's Rapping Return For Comedy Relief

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

David Brent returned to our screens last night, and it was as if he had never been away. For Comic Relief, Ricky Gervais unwrapped his iconic alte...