When you think of Ricky Gervais, the Office comes to mind. The same creative minds behind that monster hit are behind Extras, a telling look at the in-depth work in the film industry. Gervais plays Andy Millman, a man who has given up his day job to become an actor. Along with friend and fellow extra Maggie, the story follows Millman's pointless and boring career in film and on stage.
Where The Office was a satirical swipe at the stupidity and food chain in the business, Extras is different. Its humour comes from awkward situations, like in an episode dealing with racism, Millman tells Samuel L Jackson that his look- alike is Lawrence Fishburne.
It's things like this that make Extras a really funny show.