British funnyman Ricky Gervais has claimed the coveted Rose D'Or award for his contribution to global entertainment. THE OFFICE star will pick up his prize at the festival of the same name in Lucerne, Switzerland, next month (29APR06). Festival boss Georges Luks hailed Gervais "a comedy phenomenon". He added, "Ricky Gervais is hugely talented, spectacularly successful and seriously funny. We look forward to seeing him on stage in Lucerne." The EXTRAS mastermind is the latest in a long and glittering line of British comedians to be honoured with the tribute, including TV duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.