Comedian Ricky Gervais announced last week that he was going to reprise his TV comedy character David Brent, from The Office in a “couple of very cheap, very low key warm up gigs”.
The comedy genius behind The Ricky Gervaise Show and An Idiot Abroad (which he co-stars in with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington) is disgusted after discovering that tickets for his upcoming Brent gigs are being sold on secondary ticket sites for ridiculously inflamed prices.
Tickets for two London shows went on sale on Tuesday (01Oct) and sold out in less than one minute - and people have already started selling them on for hundreds of pounds(£).
Unlucky fan Julie Shaw took to Twitter.com to share her disappointment, writing, "Annoyed ticket scouts got there first, £3549.95 for three Brent tickets!!!" Gervais spotted Shaw's tweet and responded to her directly, urging fans not to shell out thousands for tickets which originally cost less than £20.
He replied, "F**king disgusting. Please no one buy them".
Gervais and his team reportedly reached out to editors at Seatwave.com and Viagogo.com to make their feelings about the extortionate sales clear, and Seatwave bosses have since deleted all such sales from their reselling website, according to Music Week.