Brent's back

Gervais revives The Office, as Peter Kay sits down... all for Comic Relief

Ricky Gervais has revived David Brent for Comic Relief – while Peter Kay has been riding around Lancashire on a motorised red sofa.

Gervais has released a teaser sketch of Brent talking to camera about his life ten years after The Office started, to promote the special episode to go out on Red Nose Day.

In the video he boasts about combining his career as a sales rep with being a music mogul.

The scene – which can be viewed below – also features comc-rapper Doc Brown as Brent demonstrates his ‘political reggae song’ called Equality Street.

Gervais said: ‘I thought it was time to revisit my most famous comedy creation to find out what he's been up to for the last decade and most importantly what he's up to now.

’He is passing on his wisdom to younger would-be rock stars now and is living vicariously through a young performer, Dom Johnson.

’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 amazing Brent self-funded video, Equality Street. Horrendous’

Meanwhile Kay has been filming what may be a sofa-based spoof of John Bishop’s triathalon efforts to travel between Paris and London for the charity.

One scene involves his settee being towed out to sea with rower Sir Steve Redgrave, boxer Nicola Adams and sprinter Kriss Akabusi all on board.

He was filming on Monday and Tuesday this week, with the scenes at sea being filmed in Fleetwood.

Ben Emsley, landlord of the Queens Hotel there, told the Blackpool Gazette: ‘I got him to sign my pool table which is getting auctioned for Comic Relief.’

Kay also visited Chorley village, where he rolled up to a pub, which had been made up to look like a Seventies bed and breakfast.

Alan Issott, landlord of the Hare and Hounds, told the Chorley Guardian: ‘John Bishop did a triathlon or something and he’s doing a spoof on that. He’s going to be on a settee riding up the road, or being pushed up past the cottages.’

He was also filming in Stockport alongside stars of the Eighties including Wincey Willlis,Gaz Top, Yvette Fielding and Bernie Clifton with his ostrich. Many of them featured in his previous Comic Relief video for (Is This The Way To) Amarillo.

Meanwhile, Mark Watson starts his epic 25-hour show to commemorate the charity’s 25th anniversary tonight. The show at the Pleasance in North London starts at 11pm.

Red Nose Day is on Friday March 15.

Here's the new David Brent video:

Published: 28 Feb 2013

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