Ricky Gervais Premieres 'Learn Guitar With David Brent'

The new YouTube comedy series sees "The Office" star David Brent teaching viewers how to play guitar.

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Ricky Gervais has posted the first video in a series which revives his classic comedy character David Brent on YouTube.

Brent appears as a guitar tutor who has taken to YouTube with a series called "Learn Guitar With David Brent." Gervais originally played Brent in "The Office," a comedy about life in an office which was exported to dozens of countries worldwide.

The new web-exclusive series is the first opportunity for fans to see Brent in a long-running show since "The Office" ended in 2003, though Gervais has appeared as Brent in cameos for the American version of the program and a sketch for Comic Relief, a televised charity event in the UK.

In this clip, Brent is seen showing the viewer some chords. "You won't use half of them. I will show you the main ones," he says. He goes on to perform his own song "On the Road," a song about travelling around the UK as a sales rep.

Watch the return of David Brent in "Learn Guitar With David Brent" here:

What do you think of David Brent's comeback? Do you think Gervais is as funny as he used to be? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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    I'll always think that Gervais is the funniest man in the world but I think his newer stuff isn't very good. Derek and Lifes too short were nothing special and this video wasn't good at all in my opinion. It was like some really bad improv with the occasional silly Brent laugh every now and then for some forced awkward moments which really weren't very awkward at all. But hey. I'm glad he's so popular now. There are far worse comedians out there.
    Yeah Im a fan of Gervais but I think I'd be kidding myself if I argued he was as good as he used to be. The problem with the 'character' is that its all Gervais has done for literally everything over the last 10-15 years (minus the god awful Derek or whatever it was called) so its gotten old. There are some funny observations in this though and I look forward to seeing the others.
    ... what about Extras, Life's too short, The Ricky Gervais Show, An Idiot Abroad, Ghost Town, Invention of Lying and Cemetery Junction?
    Nero Galon
    Don't forget him presenting the Oscars, he was amazing :')