27 March 2015

Ricky Gervais Stars In Hilariously Honest Ads To Promote Netflix

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British comedian Ricky Gervais is the star in these hilariously honest ads for Australian broadband and cable company Optus.

Acting as his The Office alter ego David Brent, he delivers funny lines about how much he got paid for the gig, as well as how little effort he put into the pitch.

The ads were created by Emotive, the marketing arm of APN News & Media in collaboration with M&C Saatchi and Fuel Communications, to promote Optus’s plan to bring Netflix to Australia.

According to Emotive CEO Simon Joyce, Gervais had free rein with the direction and the script.

End your week on a funny note with the spots below.

[via Adweek, videos via equalitystreet]