Comic Ricky Gervais: ‘Cancel Culture’ a ‘New, Weird Sort of Fascism'

July 15th, 2020 9:00 AM

Being a comedian is one of the most dangerous occupations during these days of political correctness. That’s the message from English comic Ricky Gervais, who is on a crusade against the “cancel culture” -- which he describes as a “new, weird sort of fascism” -- by defending free speech wherever he can.

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Ricky Gervais's New Show: Wife Tells Husband, 'You Aren't Trans!'

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April 28th, 2020 7:00 AM
In the Netflix show After Life, Gervais plays Tony, a widower working for a local newspaper. There isn’t much going on in this particular town, so they end up doing stories on things like a man who got the same birthday card from five different people and a teenager who can play two recorders at once- one in each nostril. In the final episode, he is assigned a profile on a 50 year-old man…

Comic Ricky Gervais Excoriates Celebs Who Grumble About Quarantine

April 17th, 2020 8:31 AM
It’s not hard to find someone who complains about the “symptoms” of the coronavirus outbreak around the world during the past month. Perhaps it has become too easy. That’s the view of actor-comedian Ricky Gervais, who stated that he has “had enough of wealthy celebrities” who live in luxurious conditions while others are barely making ends meet.

Ricky Gervais Slams ‘Rich Sex Pest’ Celebrity Hypocrites During Oscars

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February 10th, 2020 4:59 PM
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…

The Real Reason the Media Trashed Gervais’s Monologue

January 11th, 2020 1:30 PM
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…

Bozell and Graham Column: Hollywood Gets an Education

January 11th, 2020 8:34 AM
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…

Media Weep for Celebs Wounded by Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes Attack

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January 6th, 2020 1:07 PM
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.”
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Golden Globe Awards Hysteria: 'Climate Disaster,' 'On Brink of War'

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January 6th, 2020 12:27 AM
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.
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Gervais Owns Woke Libs During Golden Globe Awards

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January 5th, 2020 9:38 PM
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.

IndieWire Tries to Cancel Ricky Gervais Over Jokes About Trans Bigot

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November 27th, 2019 5:31 PM
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.
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Seinfeld and Gervais 'Fight for the Right to Joke About Anything'

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July 22nd, 2019 5:44 PM
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. 

Ricky Gervais Called ‘Transphobe’ Over Canadian Trans Waxing Debacle

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July 22nd, 2019 11:42 AM
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.  

UK Paper: Convict Comics for Hate Speech, Ban Books That Insult Islam

March 3rd, 2019 12:16 PM
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 --…

Hollywood Slams Prayers, Guns: ‘Vote These NRA Lovers Out'

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November 6th, 2017 9:37 AM
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.