The Funniest Improvised Scenes in TV Shows and Movies
Stephen Merchant, Extras
This is one story of improvisation on top of improvisation on top of improvisation! Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais are a great comedy pairing which has resulted in numerous brilliant television shows, most notably Extras. Apparently the pair improvised so much during the writing process that they "didn't really need to improvise on the set". However, all that improvisation clearly wasn't enough, as they still resorted to ad-libbing from time to time! To have that much unscripted material and still end up with one of the funniest shows on television shows the mark of a true comedic genius!