Ricky Gervais

David Brent is a renaissance man. Before he realised his true calling as an entertainer and innovator, he was general manager of the Slough branch of Wernham-Hogg paper merchants. When his ideas proved too radical and his creativity too large, he cast off the shackles of normal-people life and released his first album on Juxtaposition Records. The rest, as they say, is history