Golden Globes 2011 - Ricky Gervais Opening Monologue

Does Ricky Gervais go too far with his jokes?

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1. Comment rated too low. Show this comment cranky 3 years ago

I recognize the jokes but my mouth sits straight. Maybe it's funny to watch this live but on snotr, well maybe not.

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2. defade 3 years ago

The jokes are only 'shocking' because of the context. They get Ricky to do this because they know he will rip the piss out of everyone, and following the show there will be constant media blah blah blah about whether he went too far or not. It all just raises the profile of the awards. In roundabout way, he's actually pandering to them by saying stuff like this.

Ricky Gervais is a hero of mine but this stuff has nothing to do with it. Also, Karl has a head like a fucking orange.

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3. Comment rated too low. Show this comment c0mmanderKeen 3 years ago

Its easy to bite some ankles but I have to agree with #1 on this one. Same as the scary movie series for me, only recognizing it doesnt make it funny

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4. mescaline 3 years ago


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5. Userbeans 3 years ago

- it certainly turns an otherwise boring award show into something interesting for once... C'mon this is damn funny.

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6. superfly 3 years ago

To far cause some celebrities feelings got hurt? Fuck off

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7. Dubsteppah 3 years ago

I like #2 's idea about it all and I probably agree! I found this really funny I was loling all the time!

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8. silly_sy 3 years ago

tyipical english humour that people are taking the wrong way. it is was everyone thinks but dont dare say.
But i do think ricky is over rated, and without a script completely useless. Look back when he had to stall for ten minutes at Princes Diana memorial concert at Wembley stadium. any real stand up comedian shouldn't have a problem with this but he did.

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9. Reaperdaddy 3 years ago

Thats some epic humor, an actual hero. I guess all "stars" poked by his speech must have enough sense of humor to take it as a joke, most of them must know what is irony... and they have enough money anyway not to care much about what the others are thinking about them... and many actors are doing one or several shitty movies in their career, most of them "assumes" those mistakes so no biggie

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10. Platonic 3 years ago

dissapointment :'(
vid ends while Scarlet comes......

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11. stnucasu 3 years ago

He did not go too far at all. He spoke what others feared to say. Well done Ricky!

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12. defade 3 years ago


IMHO Ricky is at his best without a script. I do like his TV work, but his old radio show and podcasts are by far his best stuff.

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13. GOOSE42 3 years ago

i don't really see whats so "offensive" maybe ive been desensitized by too much doug stanhope. ricky is a funny guy though.

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14. Trooper 3 years ago

Too bad if any of these guys got their feathers ruffled, I'm sure that when they got back home looking at their bank account statement made it alright!

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15. Comment rated too low. Show this comment Bobski 3 years ago

This guy is such a prick,hope he stays in the usa because we don't want him back in the uk.

The most unpopular unfunny wanker on the planet!

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16. medicino 3 years ago

I seriously thought that 2010 was his last appearance in US TV, but obviously not only his show last year did work but also they told him, can you kick it up a notch? This guy is amazing, takes on comedy and make it look so can see Tom Hanks trying not to leave his nice guy image when he came up the stage.

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17. Xtrem65 3 years ago

I adore this man.
They should be able to take on one the chin.

the downpart is that he held back.. Read the one he "wrote" for the oscar hosts on his blog :)

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18. peacinu 3 years ago

To be honest his opening was amazing, he's realistic in his statements and I totally agree with #6. And compare to those desperate attempts of funny jokes that James Franco and Anne Hathaway did at 2011 Oscars, Ricky Gervais was pure genius! Do you think Ricky gives a f%$^ for being banned from this show? No! Because his act will be remembered, while others will or are already be forgotten.

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19. makbeth 3 years ago

How can there ever be a "too far"? Words are just words, and you have the right to say what you want.

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20. tiggfigg 3 years ago

Rob De Niro laughed so it's okay.