Stephen Merchant to announce shock retirement from comedy?

‘The Office (UK)’ creator created a stir on Sunday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

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Sad news for Merchant fans. Speculation had been rife that the creator of The Office (UK) will announce his retirement from comedy, at age 48, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 28/11/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a comedian isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a comedian-actor-author-director just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.

#ThankYouStephen

For a little while on Sunday evening, #ThankYouStephen was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouStephen.”
— @DesireePlum, 27 Nov 2022
“Merchant wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 27 Nov 2022

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