Ricky Gervais to revive 'The Office' boss David Brent for YouTube guitar tutorials

Gervais recently brought Brent back for a Comic Relief sketch

Ricky Gervais to revive 'The Office' boss David Brent for YouTube guitar tutorials

Photo: PA

Ricky Gervais is to revive his The Office character David Brent for a series of YouTube guitar tutorials.

Gervais originally played Brent for two series of The Office and a two-part Christmas special. He recently brought the character back for a Comic Relief sketch, having already revived him in 2011 for a cameo in the US version of his hit show.

However, the online series, titled Learn Guitar with David Brent, will mark the first time comedy fans have had chance to see Brent in a long-running series since the original British version of The Office ended in 2003.

Tweeting about his new online series, Gervais teased:


David Brent was known for his love of playing the acoustic guitar, though not his musical talent, and his signature song 'Free Love Freeway' has become something of an anti-classic.

Meanwhile, Gervais' latest TV show Derek has recently been renewed for a second series. The comedy-drama stars Gervais as Derek Noakes, a kind-hearted but socially awkward carer at an old people's home. Many viewers have interpreted the character as displaying signs of autism, though Gervais - who also writes and directs the show - has insisted this was not his intention.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Mark Ronson tops both the UK's Official Singles and Official Albums Chart
Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams appear on TV show 'Austin City Limits' – watch
Korn and Slipknot cover Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' live in London – watch
A$AP Rocky opens up about the death of A$AP Yams for the first time
Courtney Love attends premiere of Kurt Cobain documentary 'Cobain: Montage of Heck'
Run The Jewels preview feline remix album 'Meow The Jewels' featuring Lil Bub the cat
Ghostface Killah and MF DOOM unveil grindhouse cinema-themed 'Ray Gun' video – watch
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney unveil collaboration track 'FourFiveSeconds' –...
Jay Z commends New York Governor's plan to improve police relations
Ryan Adams performs acoustic version of 'Gimme Something Good' on US TV
Alt-J play biggest headline show of their career at London's O2 Arena
Groove Armada lead latest Isle Of Wight Festival line-up additions
Lil Wayne reportedly set to sue Cash Money boss Birdman for $8m
Guitar owned by Johnny Ramone sells at auction for £47,950
Pond reveal epic 'Man It Feels Like Space Again' video - watch
Noel Gallagher says Oasis will only ever reform 'for the money'
Arca says working with Bjork on 'Vulnicura' was 'everything an artistic...
Aphex Twin streams 'Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments PT2' EP - listen
Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore separate after five years of marriage
Fall Out Boy team up with Wiz Khalifa on 'Uma Thurman' remix - listen
Danny Brown, Big Sean feature in Eminem's 'Detroit Vs Everybody' video - watch
Bob Dylan to gift new album to 50,000 senior citizens

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM