hey, mouser, glad to hear you like Ricky Gervais.
i've something you may be interested in: i've a dvd containing the first tv series he did over here (before the office). it's called 'Meet Ricky Gervais' - he was relatively unknown at the time, only appearing in short slots on other people's shows. it's more in the style of his radio show than 'the office' but it's still quality viewing - i'd say it's some of his funniest stuff but you might miss out on some of the references as he's interviewing UK celebrities.
(you can't buy this DVD from anywhere as it was never released - it's just a straight copy from the TV as it was broadcast.)
anyway, let me know and i'll get it to you