Comedian Ricky Gervais Tells a Serious Story About How He Learned to Write Creatively

Ricky Gervais, the creator of The Office, rarely gets out of his comic persona. It’s usually  laughs, schtick, and more laughs. But when Fast Company pinned him down and asked him about “the single biggest influence on his creative process,” he turned serious (after a few more laughs) and talked about a formative moment with a childhood English teacher. The teacher taught him this: you’re better off writing … Never mind, I’ll let Ricky tell the tale. It’s his story after all.

via Mashable

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  • chrisrivers5 says:

    I love his comment “making the ordinary extraordinary.” Honesty sells. I literally replayed the last minute a couple times. Thanks for putting this together.

  • Dick Buggery says:

    The background music to thus underwlehms what he’s saying.

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  • Anthony says:

    Keith Johnstone talks in length about being obvious and average in your creativity because that is when you are at your most unique and original and creative. Because it is actually YOU, not something you are TRYING to be like. Get it?

  • DLJ says:

    The camera man deserves a punch in the head. Pretentious tit. Good story though.

    • Craig Good says:

      I think you mean the director, who told the camera operators to do all that. It gives the impression that the subject is so uninteresting that they have to keep you awake with camera movement. The director should have had more confidence in Ricky.

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