Ricky Gervais Reveals First Photo from CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Guest Spot; Also Developing Chinese Version of THE OFFICE

     August 13, 2010

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Back in June we found out that British funnyman Ricky Gervais would spread his hilarity even further across HBO’s comedy line-up with a guest appearance as himself on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Well Gervais does his best to keep his fans updated on his forthcoming work and today he exclusively delivered the first photo of himself appearing along series star Larry David for what will be the eighth episode of the eighth season which won’t hit HBO until 2011.

Hit the jump to check out the photo an interesting tidbit concerning a new international edition of The Office.

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Gervais couldn’t reveal too much about the episode and even said this photo is being released fairly prematurely (but with approval from Larry David himself) and exclusively on his personal blog which he updates regularly. The picture is a snapshot of a scene where David and Gervais really don’t see eye to eye. Nothing to exciting going on, but may I say that Gervais has never looked more physically fit than he does in this photo.

Meanwhile, Gervais also said that he’s in the process of working on a Chinese version of The Office. This isn’t all that surprising considering there are already other international variations on Gervais’ original BBC comedy series which take place in France, Quebec, Germany and Chile. This will be the first Asian foray of the workplace comedy, but Saturday Night Live previously parodied a Japanese version of The Office featuring Gervais introducing a clip from the fictional series. Ironically, the clip was oddly familiar to fans of the American version of The Office and not just because Steve Carell played the Japanese version of himself. I wish I understood more foreign languages so I could watch these other versions of The Office to see how they make it their own.

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