Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Gervais explained he knew Corden's error was genuine and received an apology from the "mortified" presenter.
The talk show host was accused of using Noel's material on 'The Late Late Show'.
The Gavin and Stacey star said he didn't know the 'brilliant' joke belonged to Gervais when he told it.
The comedians told exactly the same joke - but Gervais told it first.
The Golden Globes will be back on TV in 2023, but five-time host Gervais is unlikely to be there.
The 'After Life' star appeared to respond to Lee's comments that his show is abysmal.
The comedian amused his Twitter followers with his comment.
Merchant said he agonises over his own social media presence because he doesn't want to offend anybody.
The 60-year-old stand-up comic told the TV presenter "I'm going to die soon."
Gervais opens the Netflix special pretending to struggle to name 'funny female comedians' before naming Eddie Izzard.
Netflix donated the benches to encourage conversations about mental health.
The stand-up comedian has said he is treating his next stand-up show as if it is the end of everything.
The Office star said it makes no sense to end the Netflix comedy after three series.
Netflix has donated park benches to a number of UK councils in support of a mental health awareness drive.
The programme's third - and last - series has been released.
The comedian said he didn't agree with the Pope's take on the matter.
The 'After Life' star understands why people with angry with the government for having rule-breaking garden parties.
Ricky Gervais says the backlash to his 2010 stint as Golden Globes host was more muted by 2020.
The comedian lambasted the Tories, describing those in charge as 'f***ing c****'.
It's 20 years since David Brent first made the world cringe. We look at the stars of the hit sitcom and ask where are they now?
Gervais was widely quoted as saying his hit noughties sitcom wouldn't be made today due to cancel culture.
The much-imitated BBC comedy starring Ricky Gervais turned 20 this month - take this quiz to see if you're a true David Brent superfan.
The comedian has been taking his time over his writing.
Even controversial Frankie Boyle found some of the jokes too much.
The star said his monologue was a gentle roast, not anything nasty.