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Kunal
Jan 19th, 2011, 01:09 AM
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!

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 19th, 2011, 01:45 AM
when you are the subject of the so-called joke, you won't be feeling that nice.:p

The Witch-king
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:57 AM
What did he say/do?

Crazy Canuck
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:06 AM
when you are the subject of the so-called joke, you won't be feeling that nice.:p
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.

PatrickRyan
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:45 AM
he was funny, they knew what they were getting when they hired him!!!

Lunaticalm
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:34 PM
He was great. Brutal honesty mixed with humor is my kind of comedy.

delicatecutter
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:43 PM
I thought he was amaze. I love Extras also. :inlove:

Gdsimmons
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:07 PM
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

Super Dave
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:15 PM
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.

Halardfan
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:51 PM
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.

Mary Cherry.
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:52 PM
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.

Wigglytuff
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:18 PM
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.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:25 PM
he was funny, they knew what they were getting when they hired him!!!

THIS. He was hilarious :lol:

They got what they wanted. Everyone has been talking about the Golden Globes for the past 3 days :cool:

Chris 84
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:27 PM
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) :tape: :haha:

Mary Cherry.
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:33 PM
just imagine frankie boyle hosting an awards show in america (or anywhere, for that matter) :tape: :haha:

:lol: It'd be carnage...and I'd love it.

Kunal
Jan 20th, 2011, 06:06 AM
have to download it watch his gig again.

SloKid
Jan 20th, 2011, 09:23 AM
just imagine frankie boyle hosting an awards show in america (or anywhere, for that matter) :tape: :haha:
I'd pay to see that to be honest.

Dominic
Jan 20th, 2011, 04:03 PM
I don't like him, that's really not my type of humour, I think if the only way you can be funny is by shitting on ppl, you really lack creativity.

Richie's
Jan 20th, 2011, 09:47 PM
I don't like him, that's really not my type of humour, I think if the only way you can be funny is by shitting on ppl, you really lack creativity.

:)

Boreas
Jan 21st, 2011, 07:02 AM
Famous scientologists - he meant Cruise and Travolta, right?

He only said things that were true and everyone knew about them. Which was probably why he got some negative reviews. I don't know why people like pretending. Would they rather see him standing up there saying how young the cast of SITC looks like and how great the Tourist was?

It was great!