Ricky Gervais teaches guitar as 'The Office's' David Brent

Ricky Gervais wants you to learn guitar. But he's not going to teach you. You are!

The comic behind the BBC version of "The Office" — which in turn inspired NBC's American adaptation that ended its run this season — is back as David Brent, the bumbling manager from the fictional Wernham Hogg paper company.

"I'm not going to teach you," Brent says in the video, which is part of the upcoming YouTube Comedy Week. "What? You're going to teach you."

As "Office" fans know, Brent was a frustrated musician who would sometimes inflict, er, play songs for his bored or uncomfortable coworkers.

Art derived from real life: Brent was the frontman in a 1980s synth pop band called Seona Dancing. You can see a clip of an embarrassed Gervais reminisicing about the group here.

What do you think of Brent's stint as a guitar teacher?


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