On the Lighter Side

The original BBC series “The Office” made me a huge fan of Ricky Gervais. Granted, his comedy doesn’t click for everyone. But for me he has the characteristics of a British Will Ferrell: he can make you laugh just sitting still, or by barely opening his mouth (and the accent only adds to the charm). So, when perusing The Guardian one day I was delightfully surprised to find the Guardian featured a weekly Ricky Gervais podcast (also searchable through the iTunes store). The first day I was in tears on public transit listening to the regular feature “Monkey News.” Check it out.