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Guitar Lessons With David Brent Of The Office
May 20, 2013
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This video is from the man who brought us that memorable TV moment, when he sang "Free love on the free love freeway, the love is free and the freeway's long..."

That's right, "David Brent" - the boss from hell on the original British version of 'The Office' - is now giving guitar lessons.

Ricky Gervais is reprising his incomparable, abrasive paper company middle manager alter ago, "David Brent", for a series of guitar tutorials on YouTube, starting today.

Fans of the show probably remember Brent hijacking an office meeting, bringing out his guitar at an inopportune moment to perform 'Free Love Highway', and crooning "she's the serpent who guards the gates of hell!"

Well for this video, he revisits the open road with a song that represents his chosen profession - um, repping - called 'Life on the Road'.

"I'm not going to teach you," Brent says in the video, which is part of the YouTube Comedy Week. "What? You're going to teach you."

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Photo: via BBC Comedy

Ricky has been in the red chair a couple of times. Here's a clip from several years ago when we were over in London - where he talks about his ties to Canada.

And here's the conversation he and George had in our studio in Toronto, where they talk about ghosts, Ricky's weight, his old band, The Queen, his podcast and choking on dust.

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