Quote: "People look at Russell Brand and they know that guy's going to give them an exciting night, but they're not thinking that of me. They're thinking, 'Maybe he'll be able to clean up my laptop'." Funnyman Stephen Merchant on his nerdy image.
Fact: Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephen Merchant showed off their lip syncing skills on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (24Sep13) as part of a fun competition. Gordon-Levitt performed Elton John's Tiny Dancer and Nicki Minaj's Super Bass, while Merchant belted out Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) and Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's Boom! Shake The Room.
Quote: "I will happily take sandwiches to the Golden Globes in case I don't get to eat. It's never occurred to me not to do that, because the whole nature of show business is absurd." British comedy actor Stephen Merchant is always prepared.
Quote: "I felt very excited being there... It felt very rock 'n' roll; there was a sort of electricity in the air." Funnyman Stephen Merchant was thrilled to be at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards for pal Ricky Gervais' infamous hosting gig.
Fact: Hit TV show The Office is heading to Russia. National network Channel One has signed a deal to make its own version of the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant-created BBC comedy. The British original is now shown in more than 70 countries around the world - with local versions in the U.S., France, Canada and Chile.
Quote: "He could have mentioned this before. Talk about rubbing salt into the wound. I'm sure he would like me to say I've been robbed, and I would agree. And it's not like he hasn't got enough already." British funnyman Stephen Merchant grudgingly accepts co-star Ricky Gervais' seventh TV Bafta on his behalf, awarded for his performance in Extras.
Fact: British funnyman Ricky Gervais is set to reveal the secrets of hit TV show The Office in a new behind-the-scenes documentary. Producer TOBY STEVENS confirms he's in talks with Gervais and co-writer Stephen Merchant to appear on the BBC COMEDY CONNECTIONS project.