Let me preface this post with the fact that I personally did not find Ricky Gervais offensive at last year's Golden Globe Awards. Provocative perhaps, but isn't that his job as a comedian? My only beef was he didn't get nearly enough screen time, but that's just because I have it bad for Mr. Gervais.
He was surprised that so many people were talking about his performance and that he didn't think it was nasty at all:
“I don’t think I was nasty,”“If they saw my stand-up, their heads would explode.”
But Ricky keeps it real and points out what is lost on the egomaniacs in the room:
“People say, ‘Is there anything you shouldn’t joke about?’ I don’t think there is,” “I just think it depends what the joke is. Comedy comes from either a good or a bad place and I was just teasing them, ya know. It wasn’t a room full of wounded soldiers. These are the richest most privileged people in the world.”
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