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What did people think of Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes?

I for one thought he was great. Many people seem to think that he went too far, but I think it was hilarious. It stands out well keeping in mind the self congratulatory and back patting nature of the globes where all the actors are basically praising one another.

This awards should be entertaining for people to enjoy. If people are talking about Ricky the next day at work then the jobs done!

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Re: What did people think of Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes?

when you are the subject of the so-called joke, you won't be feeling that nice.
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Re: What did people think of Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes?

What did he say/do?

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Re: What did people think of Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes?

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when you are the subject of the so-called joke, you won't be feeling that nice.
Some people actually have a sense of humour and understand the value of self depreciation. Gervais is one of these people. He shat all over people in the industry, and the industry itself, all while knowing full well that he's a part of said industry. Boo hoo. Even aside from the awards, he has gone on record making fun of himself at least 672343 times. So really, no. Just no. Your argument fails, horribly. That or you were kidding. I really don't know. Or care. The most important thing here is noting that Gervais is amusing, in a vicious kind of way.

Anyway, this has already been discussed in the Golden Globes thread, at some length.
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Re: What did people think of Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes?

he was funny, they knew what they were getting when they hired him!!!

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He was great. Brutal honesty mixed with humor is my kind of comedy.
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I thought he was great. There were a few times when I was like OMG did he just say that, but it wasnt anything to get all offended by
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Re: What did people think of Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes?

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he was funny, they knew what they were getting when they hired him!!!
Exactly. It's this kind of thing that makes award shows worth watching.
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The stereotype is that Anericans are straight talking and ruder than diffident, polite Brits.

Yet often my experience has been the opposite, American tourists ive encountered seem very polite, while I think Brits are more willing to talk straight.

American TV is evidence of this, Simon Cowell started a wave of Brits on US TV, who would say things their American counterparts wouldn't.

So often when Hollywood stars appear on British talkshows, they are shocked/delighted by what you can get away with in comparison to America.

I think Britain is a more cynical country than America, sometimes that's a good thing sometimes not.

Gervais did a good job, and was generally funny. I like the way he cut through the cosy mutual admiration that hangs over such occasions.

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I'd never found him funny until I saw the opening speech. On the whole I'm still not a fan - if you like harsh humour (and I mean really harsh), have a look at Frankie Boyle.
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I don't get the complaints. His act at the gg was the same as his normal act maybe slightly nicer. So if they don't like his act don't invite him to host. But inviting him to host and then complaining about it is ASSY.

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he was funny, they knew what they were getting when they hired him!!!
THIS. He was hilarious

They got what they wanted. Everyone has been talking about the Golden Globes for the past 3 days
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I'd never found him funny until I saw the opening speech. On the whole I'm still not a fan - if you like harsh humour (and I mean really harsh), have a look at Frankie Boyle.
just imagine frankie boyle hosting an awards show in america (or anywhere, for that matter)

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just imagine frankie boyle hosting an awards show in america (or anywhere, for that matter)
It'd be carnage...and I'd love it.
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