How didn’t I know this? The Office has proven to be arguably the best comedy on television these days. Here’s the article from Variety. Ooooh, didn’t I sound like Ari just there? With the Variety reference? No?
Please say you’re an Office fan. You can argue all you want about the UK vs. US Office, there are some great versions of these characters and great performances in the American version. As a bonus for a guy like me who has to leave the room once Ricky Gervais appears on screen, the American version is much sillier and significantly less awkward. It’s not that I don’t appreciate Ricky Gervais, only the contrary. He’s so good at awkward comedy that I must leave the room or at very least do the frightened-turtle-head-in-shirt routine to avoid the skin peeling discomfort.
Anyway, new Office spin off seems to be arriving in the new year. Characters that I know of so far are Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansari (his tumblr account is pretty good). We all know, love, and want to impregnate Amy Poehler, that’s well established. She’s eternally funny in my books. Aziz Ansari has been doing sketch comedy for Human Giant, popular on YouTube and mediocre in laughs. Some funny parts, but mostly just wankery to me. Hopefully good writing will make him shine.
Here’s my 2 fave Human Giant videos, thanks to Amy’s husbando Will Arnett and the inline skate.