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Ricky Gervais Takes Credit for ‘Big, Sweaty Slob’ Louis C.K.’s Career

This year’s Emmy race for Best Actor in a Comedy Series pits old friends Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais against each other (though both men will probably end up losing to The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons). On Late Night last night, Seth Meyers reminded Gervais that he gave C.K. an early career boost by giving him a role in his 2009 comedy The Invention of Lying.

“Has he ever thanked you for all the work you’ve done for him?” Meyers asked.

“No, I discovered that big, sweaty slob,” Gervais said of his Emmy competition. “I’ve done everything for him, haven’t I?” He even played a doctor who gave C.K. a rectal exam on the first season of Louie. “And we’re method, so…”

“I had to see his freckly ass and everything, and he never thanked me,” Gervais said. “And now he’s trying to take my award.”

While Gervais may have played some small role in helping Louis C.K.’s movie career, he had no discernible impact on making him arguably the best working stand-up comedian in the game.

Watch video below, via NBC:

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