Ricky Gervais Presents “Learn Guitar with David Brent”

To help celebrate YouTube’s first Comedy Week, Ricky Gervais has revived David Brent, the bumbling “Regional Manager” that ran the Wernham Hogg Paper Company in the UK version of The Office. Although the sitcom presented him as the ‘boss from hell,’ Brent fancied himself “a philosopher to rival Descartes, a musician to rival Texas, a dancer to rival MC Hammer.” And a “brilliant singer-songwriter” too. Perhaps you’ll remember a favorite moment from the show, when Brent led his staff in a sing-a-long to Free Love Freeway? (If not, we have it below, and you can find the chords and lyrics here.) Anyway, Brent is back, and he’s now offering guitar lessons on YouTube — lessons guaranteed to teach you absolutely nothing about playing guitar. If you want real lessons, James Taylor has you covered here.

You can find the first lesson above; the second lesson will hit Ricky Gervais’ YouTube Channel on June 3.

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