• The new Muppets trailer reveals a chilling reality for Kermit the Frog (Video)

    It doesn’t hit theaters until March 21, but a new trailer for Muppets Most Wanted – the sequel to the 2011 blockbuster – has just been released, and it gives us a much deeper look into the flick’s feel (it’s shot really dark) and plot. If you’re yearning for those Cold War days, it looks like this movie is going to hit the spot in a very big way. You

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    Ricky Gervais’ fictional band Foregone Conclusion announces tour dates

    David Brent and his fictional band from Britain’s The Office are officially on tour! Ricky Gervais tweeted yesterday via his character’s account that Foregone Conclusion will be playing two shows at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre in October. The British comedian made the announcement over a series of minor hints over the past few months. The paper merchant manager has made appearances in several videos put out on Gervais’ YouTube channel. One

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    What we learned from attending the Ricky Gervais ‘Times Talks’

    Ricky Gervais is one of the busiest comedians in Hollywood. Whatever your feelings are on The Office’s creator, you must admit that he’s one of the hardest-working funny men in the game. The third season of An Idiot Abroad premiered this past January worldwide and he stars in the upcoming Muppets movie next year as the lead villain. He’s also currently working on the second season of his newest comedy,

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    Watch the first trailer for the Muppets sequel, starring Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell

    Muppets Most Wanted — the sequel to the 2011 film starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams — doesn’t hit theaters until March 21 of next year, but Disney has released the flick’s first trailer. It features Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and, of course, most of your favorite Muppets. Check it out and let us know what you think. Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on

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    Ricky Gervais aka David Brent teaches you guitar (Video)

    In a new video from The Ricky Gervais Channel, Gervais, revives his character David Brent from the original Office and is joined by Dom Johnson to perform his song, “Ain’t No Trouble.” Learn Guitar With David Brent is the channel’s series which first debuted in May, features Gervais playing his original compositions as Brent. Check out Brent’s other “tutorials” here. Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on

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    The Muppets may be coming to Broadway and the movie sequel gets a new title

    Even though the film The Muppets…Again! (which has just been renamed The Muppets Most Wanted) is still in production, the Muppets are wasting no time in making plans for the future. Disney is working to create a live show that would resemble a Broadway musical. To test out the idea, they recently staged a 15-minute prospective show including 85 Muppets, which received mixed reviews. However, Disney does not view this

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    Ricky Gervais wrote an essay for Easter and you should probably read it

    In honor of Easter, the Christian holiday millions of people around the world will celebrate this Sunday by eating chocolate and ham and looking for colored eggs and possibly attending Mass, comedian Ricky Gervais has submitted an essay titled, A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why I’m a good Christian, a title which he admits is “a little misleading.” His point, of course, is that as an atheist, he’s free

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    There will be a wedding in the new Muppets movie, plus other things we know about the sequel

    Thanks to the loose lips of production designer Eve Stewart, we now know the new Muppets movie will feature a wedding for Miss Piggy. Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean she gets married, mind you. Maybe she flees the altar like Diane did in Italy during her wedding to Frasier (Cheers, anyone?) or maybe Miss Piggy is kidnapped, beaten and then executed by Russian Gulag prison guards, since, apparently there are

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    Site dedicated to Ricky Gervais quotes launches (Update)

    UPDATE: 1:34 pm ET — As Gervais just pointed out to us on the old Twitter, he has nothing to do with this site. We enjoy it either way…so please visit and enjoy just the same. ——— Lest you think Ricky Gervais doesn’t love himself — and really, why shouldn’t he? — the world-dominating comedian, writer, director and producer has just launched a website dedicated to things he’s said. At

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    Karl Pilkington clearly hates Warwick Davis (Sponsored video)

    As Ricky Gervais prepares for the premiere of Derek, his latest small screen project set to bow on Netflix later this year, he’ll also be overseeing the third season of another one of his many brainchildren: An Idiot Abroad, the hilarious travelogue show starring Karl Pilkington, Gervais’ friend and podcast co-host. The newest season, premiering on Jan. 19 at 9 pm ET on the Science Channel, has a twist. Sure,

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    Tina Fey in talks to join The Muppets sequel, but her possible role description has got to be wrong

    Although it’s already been announced that both Ricky Gervais and Modern Family’s Ty Burrell will star in the upcoming sequel to 2011’s The Muppets, there’s been little said about what funny ladies would be involved. But now, it seems that none other than Tina Fey is in talks to join the cast. There’s no information yet about how large the role would be, but the Hollywood Reporter says if the

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    Check out the trailer for the new Ricky Gervais series ‘Derek’ (Video)

    After its pilot aired in the UK this past April, Ricky Gervais found himself defending his newest project Derek, a series about, in his words, “a funny little nerd” who works in a home for the elderly and spends his spare time hunting autographs. Many accused Gervais, the king of uncomfortable comedy, of making fun of those with mental disabilities. The Office creator, however, explained that he never thought of

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    Watch a just released interview with Ricky Gervais from 2008 (Video)

    Although he wasn’t the god he is now, Ricky Gervais was already a comedy superstar in 2008, which is why the folks at the Paley Center for Media in New York City arranged with him an hour-long chat– and because he was hot on the heels of his stand-up special Ricky Gervais: Out of England. Throughout the exchange between the British comedian, writer, producer and creator of the original Office

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    Ricky Gervais would’ve voted for Obama, you know…if he was allowed to vote (Video)

    Before the election results were in yesterday, Ricky Gervais dropped by the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM, where naturally an Obama-vs-Romney discussion developed. Although Gervais isn’t allowed to vote in America, as he’s still a British citizen despite spending most of his time in Los Angeles, he was painfully clear as to who he supports. “Obama,” Gervais tells comedian Jim Norton, the show’s third mic co-host. “The real president,

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    Stephen Merchant show ‘Hello Ladies’ headed to HBO

    It’s only a matter of time before Ricky Gervais and his posse of comedian friends start running HBO from the inside out. The network that housed three seasons of the animated Ricky Gervais Show as well as the Gervais-produced shows Extras and Life’s Too Short has greenlighted a new project headlined by Stephen Merchant, Gervais’ longtime writing and business partner. Loosely based on his touring stand-up comedy show Hello Ladies

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