• Watch the first teaser for Stephen Merchant’s show ‘Hello Ladies’ on HBO

    Using the highly rated Game of Thrones season finale as a platform to promote Stephen Merchant’s upcoming series Hello Girls, HBO unveiled the first teaser last night. The show follows Merchant — Ricky Gervais’ writing partner — as an awkward Englishman who tries desperately to ingratiate himself into the cutthroat world of dating in Los Angeles. The problem, of course, is that Merchant isn’t half as charming as he thinks

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    This red band featurette for Movie 43 with Anna Faris, Emma Stone, Kristen Bell and more is bonkers (Video)

    In what will prove to be the oddest comedy this winter, Movie 43 boasts a seemingly unending list of comedy stars, featuring the likes of Emma Stone, Kristen Bell, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Johnny Knoxville, Justin Long, Stephen Merchant, JB Smoove, Leslie Bibb and Christopher Mintz-Plasse– not to mention a stellar list of Hollywood stars not known for their comedy chops: Uma Thurman, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Gerard

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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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    Stephen Merchant lands pilot deal with HBO

    HBO has picked up Hello Ladies, a pilot from Stephen Merchant, co-creator with Ricky Gervais of the British The Office. The would star Merchant as an Englishman who has relocated to Los Angeles in hopes of joining the ranks of the rich, famous and beautiful. The problem, however, is that group of folks see no room for our protagonist in their clique. Merchant’s character is focused on finding the woman of

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    Ricky Gervais confirms ‘Idiot Abroad’ spinoff and second season of ‘Life’s Too Short’

    Ricky Gervais has confirmed that Karl Pilkington, reluctant star of An Idiot Abroad on the Science channel, has committed to a spinoff entitled The Short Way Round, though it surely took some convincing. Gervais announced that Pilkington will be joined on this new adventure by Warwick Davis, star of Life’s Too Short. The new program will feature Pilkington and Davis on bike riding adventure together throughout different countries. “I can

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    Ricky Gervais says Steve Carell cameo on “Life’s Too Short” was excruciating (Video)

    Ricky Gervias’ new series for HBO, Life’s Too Short — you may have heard a few musings about it already — stars Warwick Davis (Willow, Leprechaun) playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself with Gervais and frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant making cameos. While Gervais has described the show as being about “the life of a showbiz dwarf,” in these pair of just-posted promos we learn a little more– like that Steve

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    Would you listen to a live Golden Globes webcast hosted by Ricky Gervais?

    When I was a kid, we as a family couldn’t stand baseball commentator Tim McCarver so much that if he was working a game we would dial it up on the radio and watch on TV with that annoying buffoon muted. Well, this is kind of the same thing; instead of listening to the traditional awards show ass-kissing brown-nosing garble that Ricky Gervais — as the host — refreshingly thwarted

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    Sandra Bullock to appear on Ricky Gervais’ new show, despite Golden Globe jokes

    Oscar winner Sandra Bullock has signed on to appear in Ricky Gervais’ new HBO comedy series. Life’s Too Short a mockumentary following dwarf actor Warwick Davis as he runs a talent agency for little people will feature Bullock, who was the subject of a series of Gervais’ jokes when he controversially hosted the Golden Globe awards this past year. “It just goes to show the sort of pull Ricky Gervais

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    Watch Ricky Gervais’ trailer for his new HBO show, “Life’s Too Short”

    I’m pretty sure BAMF is synonymous with Ricky Gervais. He holds nothing back, he’s responsible for some of the best comedies in recent memory, and he has the best laugh in the world. So, Ricky Gervais fans, rejoice! HBO confirmed that they’ll air the comic’s new series, Life’s Too Short, created with Gervais’ ever-present collaborator, Stephen Merchant. The show is a mockumentary blend between The Office and Extras about little-person

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    Ricky Gervais collaborator Stephen Merchant embarks on comedy tour

    You might know the work more than the man, but all that’s about to change. Stephen Merchant, also known as the co-creator of The Office, Extras, and a frequent collaborator with Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington, is embarking on his first ever stand-up comedy tour called “Stephen Merchant Live, Hello Ladies.” Though most of his dates are overseas, he is making one stop in the US, at New York’s Town

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    Sneak peak: Ricky Gervais uses buddy Karl once again to get laughs on new show

    Fresh off a string of recent career successes, Ricky Gervais is looking to keep his winning streak going with a new show on UK channel Sky1. In a doc-comedy (did we just coin a new genre here?) called An Idiot Abroad, Gervais and buddy Stephen Merchant have schemed to drop their mate Karl Pilkington into a different, foreign culture and film the results. As it happens, Pilkington is an aggressive

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