Ricky Gervais reprises David Brent of “The Office”

Ricky Gervais reprises David Brent of “The Office”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Actor Ricky Gervais speaks onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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by Lauren Moraski

CBS News

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 11:55 AM

(CBS) -- Thought you had seen the last of David Brent, didn’t you?

Ricky Gervais catapulted to fame playing the character of David Brent on the BBC hit show “The Office,” which ran from 2001-2003. Now he’s reprising his role in a series of online video clips that launch May 20 as part of YouTube’s upcoming comedy week.

In a new teaser clip, Gervais—as Brent—appears in a faux tutorial dubbed “Learn Guitar with David Brent.” Describing himself as a “teacher, rebel, songwriter,” Brent introduces one of his songs about being a sales rep, calling it “very personal.” Expect to see some full songs from Brent next week. Get ready for “Spaceman Came Down.”

Of course, the British version of “The Office” spawned the stateside edition, which ends its run Thursday after eight years.
 

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