Stephen Merchant is a genius. He’s not debatable. You can chose not to like his work because it doesn’t fit your personal aesthetic, but you can’t deny the quality. From perfectly timed jokes, to self effacing humor, to just being strange looking Stephen Merchant is all around hilarious.
The television shows that he’s worked on have been instant gold. From The Office to Extras to Life’s Too Short he’s got a great record going for him.
Well, he looks to be primed for another win with Hello Ladies which will be airing on HBO.
Merchant’s trademark wit and timing is on display here as well as the fact that he’s going solo. Well, that is to say he’s working without Ricky Gervais his famous co-conspiritour.
I’m rooting for him to pull it off and step out of Gervais’ shadow.