Ricky Gervais gave a nice long interview to GQ as part of their new comedy issue, and, in it, interviewer Chris Heath takes Gervais to task for the David Brent-esque lack of self awareness he's developed over the past several years. Gervais refuses to cop to it even a little bit, just like David Brent would. Here's a clip from the interview:
GQ: You've often said one reason the character of David Brent worked so well is because he has a blind spot about how people see him. Ricky Gervais: Yeah. That's exactly what we're laughing at.
GQ: Do you ever worry that could be true about yourself? [...]