Ricky Gervais is an Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, director and comedian who created the U.K. version of The Office. The series was successfully adapted stateside into the long-running NBC comedy starring Steve Carell with Gervais serving as producer. He is also the creator, star and writer of the HBO series Extras and Life's Too Short as well as the Netflix series Derek. In 2016, Gervais reprised his Office character for the film David Brent: Life on the Road. He is currently at work on his next stand-up tour, Humanity.