Ricky Gervais stopped by “The Daily Show” Wednesday night (April 17) to talk about what he’s up to on social media, including his new YouTube channel where he has resurrected “The Office” character David Brent.

“I brought him back after 10 years because I kept getting peopel on Twitter asking, ‘What’s he doing now?’ … he’s repping, he doesn’t want to give up that cash cow … he thinks a local Simon Cowell. He can’t believe his luck that he’s got a black friend,” says Gervais, of the music video above.

He adds that he loves what kind of “mischief” he can get into on Twitter.

“I love Twitter. There’s so many idiots out there to enjoy. As an observational comic, usually I hae to go into prison or rubbish tips to meet people, but now I can do it from the comfort of my mansion … I retweet them, I want to share stupidity with the world. That’s my job,” says Gervais.

It’s funny, as Gervais always is on “The Daily Show.” We’ll post videp of that segment as soon as it’s available.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."