Review: HBO's 'Hello Ladies' a cringe-worthy comedy that works

Stephen Merchant takes his brand of awkward laughs to the L.A. singles scene in a new comedy that hearkens back to classic slapstick.

Stephen Merchant, the tall fellow sometimes found near Ricky Gervais (he co-wrote and co-directed "The Office" and "Extras," and costarred in the latter), has put himself out front in his own HBO series. Created with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (writers for the American "The Office"), it is called "Hello Ladies," and it is funny and disturbing in exactly the manner and proportions one would expect from his earlier works.  Read More...,0,7273806.story


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