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January 21st, 2011
12:08 AM ET

Ricky Gervais reveals exclusive details about his upcoming "Office" cameo

On "Piers Morgan" tonight, Ricky Gervais gave Piers Morgan details about his upcoming cameo on the American version of "The Office."

He also describes the conversation when Steve Carell told him he wanted to leave the hit show. More clips from Thursday's show, coming soon.

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  1. Buffalo Bill

    The interview with Ricky Gervais was Great. He is right on with his responses. Lighten up Hollywood.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • LynneC

      ditto. he didnt say anything that bad. good grief!

      January 21, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Johanna

    Mr.Morgan is very good, however someone with the personality like Richard Quest should replace the King!

    January 21, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Nikki

    Much better Piers, not as much interrupting of the guests tonight. Yay, I am enjoying your more relaxed style.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Preta

    Thanks for the 'attempt' with Gervais, but if they don't want the scales to be lifted they won't.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. LaLaLompoc

    Ricky shouldn't have to explain himself. He's a comedian, he provokes and makes you think, as well as laugh. Watch the Office, Extras, his stand-up...he's a genius and extremely funny! How can I not admire the man who introduced us to Karl Pilkington (see for yourself Sat. 1/22 DiscSci channel). The podcasts he has done with Stephen Merchant and the genius, known as Karl, are beyond funny. So his brand of comedy shouldn't be surprising to anyone, including the "globe guys". Cheers Ricky!

    January 21, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Misty

    I am enjoying the Pier Morgan interviews. I like his questions for the most part. However, I was taught that it was really rude to ask someone how much they were worth or how much they got paid. PM seems to ask everyone those quetions and keep asking even when people don't want to answer. I saw a series of programs he did on another channel and that seems to be a common thread. It makes me uncomfortable and it turns me off. Just my issue.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Brian

    Pierce, I'm disappointed in you. Ricky Gervais goes on an award show in the US, makes fun of people honestly, and you have him on your show and question his humor? As a British public TV figure in the US, I would think you would defend him. If you or anyone questions Gervais sense of humor, look for a minute at American comedians like Chris Rock, and their ability to use off color humor much more serious than the couple punch lines Gervais took at some strange American pop culture figures. People take offense at what Gervais has to say at the Golden Globes? Nothing he said was undeserved. Get over yourself.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:23 am | Report abuse | Reply


    January 21, 2011 at 3:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Tom

    I really like Ricky Gervais, wasn't a big fan before just because I haven't seen much of him, loved "The Invention of Lying". He is spot on with his responses. As far as offending Robert Downey Jr. or Charlie Sheen you don't want to be made fun of don't act like a fool. He points out a movie is bad so what there are bad movies if an actor is offended by that imagine how people like me feel having to pay to see the bad movie. They really need to get off their high horses, or maybe just come down from their high!!

    January 21, 2011 at 3:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Joan Crawford and Al Steele

    box office poison

    January 21, 2011 at 5:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Sam Gonzalez

    You did an amzing job with this interview. Actually I have watched every interview so far and each one was great. (American living in Europe). Ricky was honest and total right. Hollywood needs to let it go! They were JOKES!

    January 21, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Karin Kyritsis

    Briliant Show Piers can't wait for tomorrow night!!!!!!!! You hit it right on the nail just love it!

    January 21, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Isabella Michel

    Love the show with Ricky Gervais. I thought he did a great job with the Golden globes. If those in Hollywood can't take a little ribbing, then I don't need to spend my money watching them. I don't think Gervais said anything worse than Don Rickles would have. I loved it!

    January 21, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Rosa Morgan Lockwood

    It was very brave of Ricky Gervais to speak up on the issue of atheism. In this country, where there is so much talk on religious rights, atheism is the one acceptable belief which is socially acceptable to be prejudice against.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • momosity

      Thank you! It's so great to know that I'm not the only one feeling the persecution. Shouldn't "freedom of religion" include "freedom FROM religion"?

      January 25, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
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        February 28, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Shelby

    The programs are definately improving with time. I enjoyed the Ricky Gervais interview, but you are still interupting your guests. You should be the facilitator, not the focus.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Dee

    Terrific interview with Ricky Gervais! Now I am even a bigger fan of his! I thought he was hilarious at the Golden Globes. Oh poor Charlie Sheen & Robert Downey Jr. with all their millions – they deserve whatever comedians say about them for their repeated bad behavior. Hey stars, don't take yourselves so seriously, it's "show business"!!!

    January 21, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  17. PennyCanada

    General: Please stop talking over your guests.
    On Gervais interview: I think you missed the "elephant in the room" about the public revulsion to Gervais' Golden Globe harsh humour. Gervais and the Globe organization missed the context – the week following the Tuscon shooting, when Americans were looking with regret at their own use of harsh, over-the-top rhetoric. Gervais got hit with the boomerang.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  18. carol

    All I can say is Larry who.

    CNN should have gottten rid of LK 5 yrs ago. Piers is really really good. The whole 'vibe' of the show is great. What a huge improvement over LK.

    I think even Anderson Cooper(who was forced into some awkward banter with LK to introduce Anderson Cooper 360) is thrilled with the change.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  19. The Heater

    OK – I'm working on adjusting to you Piers and your style (I like what I've seen). You have so many options for interviewing with your style I hope you take advantage of it and not just sit at the table night after night. I would like to point out that the backdrop is a little to bright (replace those 100w bulbs with 70w) it takes away from the person in focus? adding the fast pace and over talking at times making for a disruptive or less focused interview making it easy for me to walk away from TV. It seems like your trying a little to hard and need to chill just a little (Big change from sleepy King). King used emotions to draw people to his show. Piers your trying to tap into it but with the fast pace and trying to hard is allowing your guests be on guard. Also, if you and guests are going to use a lot of the UK slang show translations for us who don't know what your saying.
    Anyway, I'm in for watching your show develop over time.
    Ps. was that beer you two had to drink last night on the show? or apple juice?

    January 21, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  20. K. Green

    HAPPY to see Piers - Americans, PLEASE LEARN TO SPELL THE GUY'S NAME - but, WHO designed that HIDEOUS SET?? Too bright? YES, definitely. Tone it down so we can focus on the person being interviewed. LOVED the sparring with Condolezza Rice; she didn't back down, and neither did you. How was the date afterwards, Piers?? (Yes, it was obvious you were attracted to her!)

    January 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Marla

    It was so dissapointing to watch him on the Golden Globe awards, He lacks so much class, he was rude, crude! He was so out of place there. He acknowledged God, and yet proudly thanked him for making him an athiest, wow! I am a big fan of the Office, but count me out if he is ever on!

    January 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Quirina

    I have to agree with K. Green about the hideous set. It is too bright. But how I loved the Ricky Gervais interview. Can't wait for tonight, George and Nick Clooney. Go Piers, you're doing a great job! This from a Dutchy living in the USA. Oh what ever we're all from the same planet!

    January 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. KIate

    Why is everyone crucifying Gervais for talking about the elephant in the room – what did he say that was factually untrue? Has Robert Downey Jr not had addiction problems? does JLo not shop rodeo drive? and the Tourist really did suck!!!! .... I am so tired of hearing celebrities talk about how wonderful everyone else is...just so no one talks bad about them!! Gervais just said what everyone is thinking but doesn't have the nerve to say.


    January 21, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Kate

    I am loving your interviews but your set reminds me of my sons' video games and I go to sleep with a headache – take a hint from Oprah – something Living Room -ish is easier on the eyes and lets me focus on the interview and not how annoying the pulsating lights in your background really are.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. nashua

    Ricky Gervais did a great job entertaining with his sharp wit; anyone in Hollywood including the "A Listers" who took offence are insecure and unintelligent and should get out of being public figures.
    Piers Morgan however was himself "disingenuous" in his niceness towards Ricky because right after the interview he bashed Ricky to Anderson Cooper; shame on your Piers Morgan!

    January 24, 2011 at 6:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
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