Monday, January 17, 2011

When is too much.. too much..Ricky Gervais

I watched the Golden Globes last night. And I have to say, I think Ricky Gervais committed career hari kari. In an age in which standup comics use the n word like they're ordering lunch.
Gervais managed to fine territory last night, that shocked, caused gasps, and a lot of people squirming very uncomfortably in their chairs.
It appeared as though he had decided he was disgusted with the Hollywood status quo, wanted nothing to do with it, and, through this hosting stint he would eradicate himself from the Hollywood communicate.

I have always had tremendous respect for Gervais ability to poke fun at himself (Extras, The Office). But last night I felt the humour was mean spirited and not particularly clever. It was disappointing to say the least.

1 comment:

  1. The problem was his attempt at using "rooast" style jokes at an awards show. It may have worked if he had been funnier but "funny-er" is subjective. "Not particularly clever" is a better way to put it.