Flinch. Wince. Explode in gales of guilt-ridden laughter. Starting May 3, The Comedy Network loads up on British wit with 90 minutes of Ricky Gervais. The network presents a double-dose of Gervais with THE OFFICE at 10 p.m. ET/PT, followed by his triumphant sophomore project, EXTRAS at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT, airing uncut and uncensored, back-to-back.

It seems many Canadians love to poke fun at the absurd, the over-hyped, and humdrum details of everyday life, and no one does it better than Ricky Gervais. His brilliant portrayal of the world’s best-worst boss, David Brent in THE OFFICE, connected with paper pushers across the country. Then, when EXTRAS premiered on The Comedy Network in 2008, viewers faithfully tuned in each week to watch Andy Millman struggle with egos and dunces on his way to fame and fortune. His masterful manipulation of the dull to hilarious is unmatched, and people who like to laugh can’t get enough.

To stiffen your funny bone, below are some memorable quotes from THE OFFICE, and EXTRAS:

THE OFFICE: David Brent-isms

“I haven’t got a sign on the door that says white people only. I don’t care if you’re black, brown or yellow – you know, Orientals make very good workers.” – Season 1, Episode 1, “Downsize”

“If you have lost both legs and both arms just go ‘at least I’m not dead’. Though I’d rather be dead in that situation to be honest – I’m not saying people like that should be put down. I’m saying that in my life I’d rather not live without arms and legs ’cause you know… I’m just getting into yoga.” – Season 2, Episode 4, “Motivation”

EXTRAS – Celebrity Guest Quotes

“If you do a film about the Holocaust, you’re guaranteed an Oscar … that’s why I’m doing it: Schindler’s bloody List …” Kate Winslet as herself in the role of a nun during the Holocaust. – Season 1, Episode 1, “Kate Winslet”

“How can I cheer up this orphaned kid? By showing him the DVD of Dodgeball? Well, sure, then he’ll be happy for an hour and a half, but what then? Do I show him Dodgeball again? Of course, he’ll get more out of it, because he’ll spot new things the second time round. It’s layered; it’s written that way. But how many times can I show him Dodgeball? Seven, eight, maybe. Then what?” – Season 1, Episode 2, “Ben Stiller”

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