March 26, 2011

Performance of the Day

Show: "The Office" (UK edition)
Character: David Brent
Year(s): 2001-2003

Ricky Gervais is not a name known well in the US, but back home in England, he's a comedy God. The man that created the original "The Office" (and it's awesome American counterpart), was pitch-perfect in the role of paper company manager, David Brent (the inspiration for Steve Carell's Michael Scott). On the surface, Brent comes across as an egotistical, obnoxious little man, who constantly has to remove his foot from his mouth. But when you look closer, you realize he's a sweet, sensitive guy, who desperately wants everyone to like him. Gervais reinvented the sitcom with this brilliant comedy.
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