Insult comic to the stars Ricky Gervais did what God put him on this earth to do during the Academy Awards: rebuke the sanctimonious Hollywood hypocrites via Twitter. Gervais pulled no punches with his social media jokes directed at pompous celebrities, calling them all “rich sex pests” and advising them that lecturing “everyday, hardworking people” won’t change much.
The media’s report card on Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes gig proved as brutal as expected. Variety called Gervais’ performance “tame.” The L.A. Times was even colder with its takedown. The USA Today reviewer described Gervais’ performance as “dull": "There were a few chuckles to be had, but even fans of Gervais’ harsh brand of humor would likely be disappointed."
Ricky Gervais, the perpetually snarky British comedian, set social media on fire after he mocked arrogant Hollywood in his opening monologue as host of the Golden Globe Awards. “You’re in no position to lecture the public -- about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.” Everything that followed only underlined his point about celebrities being educated.
Several journalists sprang up to defend Hollywood snowflakes from awards show host Ricky Gervais after he blasted the crowd at the 2020 Golden Globes during his opening monologue. The U.K. comedian ribbed the wealthy movie-making elite with jokes about how out-of-touch and corrupt many of them are, and how they are “in no position to lecture the public on anything.”
The first awards show of the busy season is now in the books. On Sunday night, The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards aired on NBC. Ricky Gervais was the show’s host and he did a great job. Unfortunately, his advice to the celebrities to skip the political speeches wasn’t heeded by all.
Kicking off Sunday's 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC, comedian and host Ricky Gervais, pulled no punches as he is known to do. He even voiced an opinion that must have had half of the viewing audience cheering. He told the stars and the others nominated for awards that if they should win, not to make a political speech because they know nothing about the real world.
The keyboard warriors have returned for Ricky Gervais’ soul this week on account of him being a politically incorrect mischief maker. The British comedian and creator of The Office is still reaping the woke hatred from criticizing trans activist Jessica Yaniv on Twitter, with Indiewire’s Libby Hill outraged over the fact that he still gets to host the upcoming Golden Globes.
In the latest season of Netflix's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, released July 19, Ricky Gervais joins Jerry Seinfeld for two episodes. During this time, they reflect on the nature of comedy in today's easily offended culture that isn't so convinced about free speech. Ironically enough, they also tell a joke that is making headlines for, you guessed it, being offensive.
British comedian Ricky Gervais has been called “transphobic” over defending women refusing to wax transwomen in Canada because they are uncomfortable dealing with their clients’ very male genitalia. Gervais defended the spa workers saying that it’s “real feminism” for women to choose who to wax or not, but internet users aren’t having it.
Two ghastly pieces published at The Independent, a British newspaper, provided further depressing proof that the journalistic left is no defender of free speech. Alleged stand-up comic Liam Evans came out for hate-speech laws to be enforced against comedians: “As a new comedian working the circuit, I’m appalled at disgusting ‘jokes’ creeping back into the industry -- Comedians, crying ‘free speech’ isn’t good enough -- hate crime laws should apply to all of us.” And an editor demanded that Salman Rushdie's The Satanit Verses be banned under "anti-hate legislation."
Hollywood has its standards: President Trump isn’t allowed to politicize after a terrorist attack, but after a shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, actors and actresses can shred prayers, the NRA, and the GOP to bits and pieces.
Halloween is when kids dress up in costume and parents share cute pictures of their kids on social media. Leave it to bitter liberal Hollywood to ruin one child’s picture. Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a photo of his daughter, Chloe, with the caption, “I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight and give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism.” Socialist Hollywood was quick to jump on this statement, retweeting the child’s picture and the caption with their own views. Amber Tamblyn, the actress who declared war on conservatives, called the picture and the caption “whiteness,” saying that “it’s beyond commentary on socialism. It’s a viewpoint only extreme privilege can afford.”