Stephen Merchant is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian and actor. He is best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais, as the co-writer and co-director of the popular British sitcom The Office, as the co-writer, co-director and a co-star of Extras, and as the co-host of The Ricky Gervais Show in its radio, podcast, audiobook and television-show forms. The Ricky Gervais Show in radio form won a bronze Sony Award. Merchant appeared in the BBC TV series Life’s Too Short which he co-wrote and co-directed. He also voiced the character Wheatley in the popular 2011 video game Portal 2, co-developed the Sky1 travel series An Idiot Abroad, and performs as a stand-up comedian.
April 17, 2022
Comedian, writer, and director Stephen Merchant feels overqualified about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.
Stephen sits down with Conan to discuss his outrageous height, finding the right showrunner for the American version of The Office, getting to work alongside legends like David Bowie and Christopher Walken, and his newest series The Outlaws. Later, Conan wonders how to capitalize on his natural appeal to kids when he and his team Review the Reviewers.
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July 6, 2021
This week we’re breaking down Customer Survey, and the ladies interview Stephen Merchant! Stephen shares with us how he met Ricky Gervais and came to co-create the UK version of The Office, along with directing this very funny episode. When both Jim and Dwight get bad customer survey reviews, they team up together to uncover the truth behind who’s calling them arrogant and smudge. Angela shares her struggle with that “hand-plowed field” scene and Jenna talks about the infamous moment between Pam and Alex, and of course, there’s talk about those fakey, tiny Bluetooths. So get in! It’s time to peel into a parking spot and listen to this legendary episode.
December 4, 2014
Stephen Merchant is a handsome man, a funny man, and a smart man. Stephen & Jeff chat about Stephen’s hotel fantasy inspired by James Bond, a period of films in the 80s that feel like they were made by aliens, learning about dogging through a text Stephen received once, and the time Stephen tried to make a America’s Funniest Home video with his friends as a kid.
June 20, 2013
Actor, writer, comedian, giant, Stephen Merchant (The Office, The Ricky Gervais Show) sits down with Kevin to discuss how his beginnings in stand up comedy led him to conquering nearly all aspects of entertainment. Merchant regales us with tales of his early relationship with Ricky Gervais, their in office antics, and his disgust for Velveeta once educated on what the product is.