Tag Archives: comedian
Image Source: NBC
BY CHRISTINA MARTIN
You’re watching multisource global video news analysis from Newsy
Will it be three strikes and you’re out for British funnyman Ricky Gervais? The caustic comedian told E! News– the Golden Globes want him back as their headliner for the third year in a row.
“NBC have indeed asked me to consider doing it again. However I think the Hollywood Foreign Press would need an awful lot of persuading. I would love to work with NBC again as they have been nothing but supportive and honorable but I’m not sure a third hosting would be as much fun as the second.”
This is the second time Gervais is claiming the Golden Globes want him back behind the mic–the first time was after the 2011 Golden Globes.
But in February– Gervais told TMZ he was done hosting the Globes.
“Do you think they will? Well, it doesnt really matter, I’m not gonna do it anyway. I said I wasnt gonna do it a second time, but I think two.. I think twice is enough. Did you enjoy yourself? I..yeah I loved it more than last year actually.”
But a writer for Music Rooms says Gervais’ performance last year was just what the Golden Globes needed– despite controversy surrounding some of his more off-putting jokes.
“I still fail to see what the fuss was over Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes. Ricky Gervais is a comedian… Comedians thrive off joking at the expense of others and no other more than celebrities. For me, Gervais’ turn at the Awards were what made the Awards. Who hosted the Golden Globes the year before that? Or the year before that? I couldn’t tell you.”
Next Movie says they aren’t holding their breath for Gervais’ return– not that they’re too broken up about it.
“We doubt Ricky will be back for 2012. But if it works out, the HFPA better send out a press release to all of the nominees telling them to prepare themselves accordingly.”
“Here’s an answer for you, Ricky: you’re going back as the only guy with the balls to stand in front of a bunch of celebrities patting themselves and each other on the back and call them out on it. I say give it another go!”
Neither NBC nor the Hollywood Foreign Press Association commented on Gervais’ claim.