Stephen Merchant

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.

Guest Appearances

Customer Survey with Stephen Merchant

Office Ladies #83July 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…

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Stephen Merchant

Never Not Funny #2403February 27, 2019

Walking on broken glass with Stephen Merchant. This episode is brought to you by Harold Ramis Film School (www.ramisfilmschool.com) and LightStream (www.lightstream.com/PARDO).

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Stephen Merchant

By The Way #30December 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…

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Stephen Merchant

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…

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