British Comedy Writer & Actor Stephen Merchant : Fresh Air Merchant co-created the British Office and Extras with Ricky Gervais. His new show, The Outlaws, is about people court-ordered to do community service for low-level crimes. He spoke with producer Sam Briger about what inspired the new series, his best writing advice, and how being very tall (6'7") has informed his personality.

Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new album from The Clarinet Trio.

British Comedy Writer & Actor Stephen Merchant

British Comedy Writer & Actor Stephen Merchant

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Merchant co-created the British Office and Extras with Ricky Gervais. His new show, The Outlaws, is about people court-ordered to do community service for low-level crimes. He spoke with producer Sam Briger about what inspired the new series, his best writing advice, and how being very tall (6'7") has informed his personality.

Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new album from The Clarinet Trio.