David Brent returns: Ricky Gervais reprises role ten years later. (VIDEO)

Watch Ricky Gervais Return as David Brent

Watch Ricky Gervais Return as David Brent

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Slate's Culture Blog
March 19 2013 12:49 PM

Did You See This? “The Return of Brent”

In honor of Red Nose Day, a biennial U.K. telethon sponsored by Comic Relief, Ricky Gervais has returned to his beloved character David Brent, the one-time boss of Wernham Hogg on the original Office, in a fun new short, which you can watch above.

Ten years after being fired, Brent seems to be doing all right for himself: He’s pursuing a music career, mentoring and supporting rapper Dom Johnson, while selling cleaning supplies on the side. Still utterly lacking in self-awareness, and yet somehow still a little endearing, Brent is a welcome sight—especially when he’s performing reggae on “Equality Street.” Enjoy.

Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.