Ricky Gervais: ‘All The Rumors Are Rubbish’

January 18th, 2011 // 67 Comments

Yesterday, the Internet exploded with breathless reports of Ricky Gervais going “too far” as the host of The 68th Annual Golden Globes despite being hilarious and pissing on these people to their faces. Or basically the exact opposite of me in all respects. Anyway, he was supposedly canned mid-show and banned from future broadcasts after hurting Hollywood’s fee-fees. Turns out, absolutely none of that happened and the entire show went as planned. Here’s Ricky defending his jokes and shooting down “conspiracy theories” on his blog:

Obviously the rumour that the organizers stopped me going out on stage for an hour is rubbish. I did every link I was scheduled to do. The reason why the gaps were uneven is because when I got the rundown I was allowed to choose who I presented to. I obviously chose the spots that I had the best gags for. They couldn’t move around the order but I could move around however I wanted.
All the same conspiracy theories as last year too… “So and so was offended”… “hasn’t been invited back yet”… exactly the same as last time. “Paul McCartney was furious”… no he wasn’t. And nor was Tim Allen and Tom Hanks. I was drinking with them after.
Why do people have to embellish? They’re allowed to say they hated it. They’re allowed to say they didn’t find it funny, that it was tasteless, over the top, or whatever. But why do they speculate and make stuff up?
Don’t worry, I know the answer. Because it’s more interesting than “it went fine and some people won some awards and then went to a party”. But that’s all that happened.

I don’t want to toot my own horn here, but this is exactly why I stuck to the facts while covering the Golden Globes. And by facts I mean January Jones’ breasts which I probably didn’t need to spell out because I’m a pervert, so just assume that’s always what I’m talking about.

ME: How about this weather?
TRANSLATION: How about January Jones’ breasts?

ME: That was an awesome movie.
TRANSLATION: That was an awesome January Jones’ breasts.

ME: Did you see January Jones’ breasts at the Golden Globes?
TRANSLATION: This sandwich needs mustard.

(You might want to print this out as a key for future reference.)

Photos: Getty, Pacific Coast News


  1. Gold boxers on a fat frame= No.

    I don’t find him funny at all.

  2. Michelle

    fuck sakes fish when we ask for more naked men this is NOT what we want. There isn’t enough bleach to pour in my eyes to fix this.

  3. He’s far from fat. Untoned, yes, but not fat. Besides there isn’t a SOUL in the world that would look good in gold boxers with a black bowtie. I think he is funny and I think that’s what this picture was supposed to do – make us laugh!

  4. Gervais is a scream, and the Golden Gobes shit was funny. Although WTF is up with this picture? He looks like a big midget. Or the gayest reject from 300.

  5. Ricky Gervais was spot on during the GG’s, hearing those nervous chuckles behind the fake smiles is more entertaining than 90% of the movies.

    • lori

      See comment below.

    • Aussie Mama

      nervous chuckles?
      alec baldwin and robert deniro looked like they were going to piss them selves from laughing, they had tears in their eyes and obviously loved it as we did too.
      the only one’s that would have had a problem would have been the scientologists. but again why?
      we all know johnny and tommy are donut punchers and that’s ok, i still like their movies, what they put up their rings, has nothing to do with it.
      i loved bruce willis’s face when ricky introduced him as ashton kutchers father!
      that was a classic!!!

      • Yes nervous chuckles. Did you watch it? I love what Rick said but in no way was the laughter loud and boisterous. Damn mama you are whine bitching at the wrong guy here. If the audience had any balls they would have been busting a gut…wake the fuck up.

      • Aussie Mama

        why hire a sarcastic, comedian with the devlish humor he has, in the first place then. if you wanted billy crystal caberet, singing, tap dancing, then there are plenty of others out there that could do a show like that.
        half the audience were scientologists, they were the ones booing.
        each to their own. i think he’s great.

  6. kj

    I think he’s hilarious. if you don’t want him to make of fun of people, DON’T HIRE HIM to do an awards show.

  7. Colin

    Ellen gave him some ridiculous underwear, to be ridiculous, and he’s a funny enough guy to wear them. It’s not that big a deal. And he looks far better than I thought he would. You really wanna bleach your eyes over this? I’d rather see him in silly drawers than see Paris flash her cooter or the forehead of that guy who impregnated Natalie Portman or any part of any person Jesse James has put his penis in recently.

    • seth rogen's vagina

      or samantha ronson, or any of the kardashians, octomom in a bikini, russel brand, and on and on. really, ricky gervais in gold underpants is bleaching of the eyes worthy? you need a stronger constitution than that for this site. if you can’t maintain your erection and look at pictures of amy winehouse at the same time, for a minimum of 60 seconds, you shouldn’t be on this site at all.

    • akewlazzmom

      Never been one for hairy bodies! But…I’d rather see this ANY day instead of Coco’s manufactured ass!

    • Aussie Mama

      so true. he looks great and it’s just his funny borat swimsuit!

  8. ntlj

    Just look at him sucking it in and puffin his fuzzy chest out lol. But seriously, this needs a pink star.

  9. omelette

    He lost some weight and now thinks he’s sexy but he looks repulsive and will gain the weight back anyway.

  10. Plobes

    he looks great!!

    Love love love Ricky

  11. fartsy joe

    prior to the GG’s, i actually didn’t care for ricky gervais at all. but seriously, he owned. definitely won me over.

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    His gold shorts have won a place right into my heart. And by heart I mean vagina.

  13. mr. monkeybottoms

    Ricky looks fantastic. He’s one of the funniest people out there and I can never get enough of him. He killed at the GGs.

  14. 50cent

    Haters gonna hate.

  15. Grand Dragon

    He looks like Rocky Horror’s older brother, Ricky Horror.

  16. lori

    He’s a douche and so are people who say “spot on.”

  17. Jay

    Gervais does what comedians do. Ever listen to Don Rickles? How about the queen of botox, Joan Rivers? Hollywood needs to get over itself. Too many thin skinned girlie men. Although Gervais quipped like he was at a roast, much of his stuff was less harsh than what normally passes for humor.

  18. drinking with Paul McCarthy : has he gone to the PETA side?

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  20. Ricky Gervais is… thinner than me? FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!

  21. erin

    God DAMNIT.
    Now I have to go ponder the quality of my life because I found RICKYFUCKINGGERVAIS not bad looking. Thanks a lot, you ass hole.

  22. The gayest thing about this photo are those sunglasses.

  23. He looks thin, but that belly button is a double-knuckler.

  24. she is so classy

    thsi man is an imbecil and not funny at all….

  25. Burt

    Everyone was laughing in the audience.

    It’s much ado about nothing…The American media strikes again.

  26. Pilkington

    “Thsi man is an imbecil?!?”

    Oh, the irony.

  27. meme

    i loved it he is so funny and spicey i hope he will host next year to he rocks

  28. uncle bill

    americans love to talk “Sh*t”.

  29. Kerri

    anyone who just commented on how he ‘looks’ is a loser. he is a genius and you guys are pathetic. spot on!!!!

  30. LJ

    How can anyone in good conscience put down a guy who publicly admits to pissing in the sink.


  31. HLM

    Who knew that Ricky wasn’t a lumpy, pasty Brit under his clothes? Certainly not me. For some reason I thought he was shaped more like that toad Britney Murphy was married to.

    Glad he stood up for himself…the US media is really nothing more than a high school locker room, making up lies just to make themselves look better. Bastards. Except Fish, of course…I pretty much believe everything you say! ;)

  32. Ellen called. She wants her man-briefs back.

  33. beebee

    so glad he didn’t apologise.

    stupid americans.

  34. David

    This guy is not funny at all. I don’t care about who he offended, this guy is a pseudo-intellectual hack.

  35. akewlazzmom

    I keep waiting for 3-4 other guys in the same gold boxers to join him and start a choreographed routine to “Its Raining Men”.

  36. Eric

    The Golden Globes are a bigger joke than any other awards show and Gervais made them hysterical. Nobody takes the Globes seriously.

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