I LOVE the British version of The Office. I dig that it's much more understated than the US version. Gervais and Mackenzie Crook as David and Gareth are constantly making the viewer cringe and absolutely hilarious. And I have seen An Idiot Abroad. Great show.
I've been a big fan of British humor since discovering Monty Python and Marty Feldman in the 70s. Although they are both no longer with us, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore as Derek and Clive might be the most insane/hysterical humor Britain ever produced. I saw their Broadway show Good Evening way back in 1974. Guess the Derek and Clive characters came about when Cook and Moore got drunk every night after the show, went to a NYC studio, opened the mics, and just riffed for hours. They lived to make eachother laugh. Peter Cook is a comedy god.
I had the Derek and Clive recordings but have no idea where they wound up. Good thing YouTube exists. The clip below is one of my favorite pieces. You can search out more if you find it funny. Tell me they are not completely loaded and out of their friggin' minds. lol
You need the second part to this involving Winston Churchill. Cook destroys Dudley Moore by the end. LMFAO!