If you've ever wondered what happened to David Brent, the white-collar office middle-manager played by Ricky Gervais on the original UK version of "The Office," prepare to get caught up. Gervais has announced that he will be reprising his most famous comedic role for a short episodic skit on BBC One as part of charity Comic Relief's fundraising efforts on "Red Nose Day."
"In the new mini episode - 'The Office Revisited' - we find out that David hasn't given up his dream of making it in the music business," writes Gervais on his blog. "The documentary crew find Brent selling cleaning products to offices, pubs, restaurants and anywhere else with toilets, floors and staircases. It's not a glamorous job but it funds his real passion: music. Brent is managing acts now."
As some might know, it's David Brent who inspired the beloved character of Michael Scott (played by Steve Carrell) on the successful U.S. run of "The Office."
"He's passing on his wisdom to younger would-be rockstars now and is living vicariously through a young performer, Dom Johnson," adds Gervais. "Well, really he is trying to worm his way back into rock and roll. Fans of The Office will be excited to know we finally get to hear the whole of ‘The Serpent who Guards the Gates of Hell’ and an amazingly cringeworthy, self-funded video ‘Equality Street’. Horrendous."
All of the money raised during Red Nose Day helps to fund programs that assist people across the UK and Africa. Last year's one day campaign brought in more than $164M.
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