After his triumphant return to the character on this year's Comic Relief Red Nose Day, Ricky Gervais has filmed a new series of shorts as his most famed creation David Brent. The videos, Learn Guitar with David Brent, will be live online as part of the YouTube Comedy Week festivities, starting on 20 May.
A trailer has appeared on the Ricky Gervais channel on YouTube and it already hits the right notes (pun entirely intended). The series will appear there from the start of next week.
Gervais referred to Google's video site as one of the most important players for the future of entertainment. "It is globally accessible, and it's only limit is our imaginations," he said.
And Rich Waterworth, head of Comedy Week UK for YouTube, explained that the return of the character made famous in the international hit comedy The Office is just the start. "Ricky Gervais has a massive following on YouTube and they’ll be thrilled to see his new series with the infamous David Brent.
"YouTube is the home of comedy for the next generation so join us for Comedy Week as we celebrate the best of comedy on YouTube."
Others to contribute to Comedy Week include Vince Vaughn, David Mitchell, Jamie Oliver, Seth Rogen, Midnight Beast, Tomska and Danisnotonfire.