Ricky Gervais Explains, Probably Lies About His ‘Globes’ Disappearance

Monday, January 17 by

After making The Invention of Lying, it’s hard for me to believe anything comedian Ricky Gervais says. For example, Gervais created a controversicane (word I made up definition: “a hurricane of controversy!”) when he roasted Hollywood elite at the Golden Globes. At least, that’s what he did at the beginning, but in the middle of the show the British Office creator seemed to be skipping work. “Or maybe he was canned in the middle of the broadcast,” we wondered collectively.

Ricky Gervais tries to put the rumors to rest by saying, “everyone took it well and the atmosphere backstage and at the after show was great.” So everything was hunky-dory, even after the gasp-inducing joke about Scientologists? (Gasp! Nobody’s made fun of Tom Cruise for being secretly gay before!) Apparently, the disappearance was just weird scheduling:

“There just happened to be a long gap. This is because I was allowed to choose who I would introduce in advance. I obviously chose presenters who I had the best jokes for. (And who I knew had a good sense of humor).”

That’s very different from what Gervais said after the show: “I probably won’t be here next year.” Or Robert Downey Jr.’s on-stage retort about his hosting style as being, “hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones.” Or more tellingly, what Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk grunted out: “Some of the things he said were totally unacceptable.” Hmm… These quotes don’t tell the same story. Perhaps the man who ‘invented’ lying is also really, really bad at it. (Hollywood Reporter)


  1. January 17, 2011 10:21 pm


    inventing a word does not make you any bit cleverer.

  2. January 17, 2011 10:21 pm


    RDJ has had a past and gotten over it ’10 years ago’. If RDJ choses to talk about it himself on television , I admire him for it. For someone to outright slam him for his past on national tv and in front of his peers to embarrass him to make a joke is just wrong. Ricky Gervais has major issues and lying problems. I can’t believe after all he has said and done to some of the greatest stars the other night, he won’t be brought to task for. I am also sure those that enjoyed the show did – they were not the ones attacked personally by this individual.

  3. January 17, 2011 10:21 pm


    a very funny man

  4. January 17, 2011 10:21 pm

    Matt Brislin

    I think he is funny most of the time, but he comes off as thinking he is always the smartest guy in the room.

  5. January 17, 2011 10:21 pm


    DON’T FUCK WITH THE GUM- oh it’s Geoffry, carry on your insulting

  6. January 17, 2011 10:21 pm


    I used to be crazy, I sure as hell wouldn’t care if someone made a funny(true) joke about me on national TV. I think RDJ can man-up and let it slide, I don’t take him to be the over sensitive pussy you portray him as. Johnny Depp was laughing at The Tourist remarks, so there goes your horseshit argument.

    Go shove your political correctness up your smug ass. FREEEDDOOOOOMMMM

  7. January 17, 2011 10:21 pm


    of speech

  8. January 17, 2011 10:21 pm


    I don’t watch award shows as they are long boring and always miss the mark on what they pick e.g. People’s Choice Awards picked Grown up’s as best comedy. What the F***. That movie was about as funny as the gulf oil spill.

    Ricky Gervais brought some great comedy and it almost maked me wish I had watched.
    Viva Girvais

  9. January 17, 2011 10:21 pm


    maked? *made

  10. January 17, 2011 10:21 pm


    Strangely enought, that’s because he often is …

  11. January 17, 2011 10:21 pm


    They all had a good laughed when Gervais joked about Hugh Hefner’s age, but seemed to have lost their sense of humor when it came to them.

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