Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Gervais explained he knew Corden's error was genuine and received an apology from the "mortified" presenter.
The Gavin and Stacey star said he didn't know the 'brilliant' joke belonged to Gervais when he told it.
The 'After Life' star appeared to respond to Lee's comments that his show is abysmal.
Merchant said he agonises over his own social media presence because he doesn't want to offend anybody.
Gervais opens the Netflix special pretending to struggle to name 'funny female comedians' before naming Eddie Izzard.
The stand-up comedian has said he is treating his next stand-up show as if it is the end of everything.
Netflix has donated park benches to a number of UK councils in support of a mental health awareness drive.
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.
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.