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Ricky Gervais … er, David Brent, is finally a rock star. Sort of.
Originally published on Laughspin Ricky Gervais has accomplished pretty much everything a young comedian dreams of accomplishing the day they decide to dedicate their lives to making people laugh. He created The Office, a cult comedy hit that premiered in 2001 in the UK and has since become a worldwide phenomenon and a matter of reference for even the most marginally deep conversation about the history and importance of comedy. His television career still flourishes, having created and/or starred in critically acclaimed projects like the satirical showbiz series Extras, the hilarious travelogue show An Idiot Abroad, Life’s Too Short, and the heartfelt Derek. He’s landed roles in blockbuster motion pictures (See: the Night At the Museum, and The Muppets franchises) and he’s hosted the Golden Globe Awards four times, most recently this past January. And now he’s getting a bit of a twisted second chance at fulfilling his dreams as a rock star. Sort of. David Brent, the Slough branch manager of Wernham-Hogg, has put out the first ever David Brent & Foregone Conclusion album. Titled Life on the Road, David Brent (NOT GERVAIS) has released an adult-rock album that stands on its own but is also a companion piece and soundtrack to the documentary film (recently released in the UK and hitting Netflix next year in the States) of the same name. If you’re into Bruce Springsteen, the Beatles, Bob Dylan et al, then you can download this full-length gem and get to cranking. You’ll be perfec