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Icky Gervais or Sticky(it to 'em) Gervais?

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This is the worst thread title in history and I apologize :lol:

Did anyone watch the Golden Globes or enough of Gervais's hosting performance to have an opinion? I've only seen a couple snippets attached to various hot takes and I don't know what to think. Someone tell me what to think! ;)
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Anyone telling hollywood to dial back sanctimonious lefty finger wagging is for the good.

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My opinion of Ricky Gervais is that he is an unfunny shithead, and in no position to be telling anyone to not be full of themselves with the way he behaves on social media. I wouldn't watch anything he's involved with, so I didn't see the show last night, but in general, Gervais is about 10 years past his expiration date.
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I'm easily amused by tasteless humor, especially when leveled against the preachy. If Gervais is a hypocrite then he's at least an amusing one. I enjoyed his monologue.
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Given that the Golden Globes is the silliest, most fraudulent Hollywood awards show of them all, which is already saying something, and that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the entire membership of which runs to the high two figures, discovered a few years ago that its only chance for decent TV ratings was to permit its hosts to mock the HFPA, the awards, and the celebrities willing to whore themselves out for the night for MOET and $100k goodie bags, I'd say the real question is whether it is conceivable that Gervais could go too far. I'm pretty sure the answer is no.

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I am in complete agreement with all of the above.
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I've only watched highlight reels of his comments, but I enjoyed them. Telling Hollywood people that they're uneducated, sheltered, hypocritical hacks who play make believe for a living is fine by me.

I don't think anything he said hadn't been said around here at some point, really. The fun is pretending anyone in the audience was listening.
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The Korprashuns is Eval bit didn't resonate with me.
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I don't know if the joke-barb landed differently in the full context, but I did enjoy the Epstein bit:

"Spoiler alert, season 2 [of After Life] is on the way. So in the end he obviously didn’t kill himself. Just like Jeffrey Epstein." (audience booing) "Shut up, I know he’s your friend but I don’t care." (Gervais waving away awkward laughing) "You had to make your own way here, in your own plane, didn't ya?"
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I agree with the person on twitter that said Gervais wasn't terrible, but the smug 'ain't I a stinker' pauses he did after every ostensible punchline were terrible.
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Ellie wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 13:29
This is the worst thread title in history and I apologize :lol:
I will forgive you.

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My actual take is that it just means that the "Epstein didn't kill himself" gag/meme has been flogged to death enough for someone like Gervais to use it.

And doing a lol, actors shut up about your politics bit right before Jennifer Aniston read a speech by Russell Crowe saying, fix climate change, please, my entire fucking country is burning down just makes him look pissy. Worse, more people walked out and made political remarks, completely undeterred by Gervais, emphasizing that he doesn't have the charisma or gravity to actually embarrass anyone who wanted to be political.

Of course, the Golden Globes is such a soft target that people act like he was Lenny Bruce up there. And a lot of people have been wanking over how offended they imagine the actors must be out of proportion to any actual expressions of offense. It's like some Facebook meme that ends with, "I bet your [sic] triggered now, libs!"
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Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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dbcooper wrote:
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Wut.
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Eric the .5b wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 20:03
dbcooper wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 19:57
Wut.
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Ahhhhh.
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Eric the .5b wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 19:01
And a lot of people have been wanking over how offended they imagine the actors must be out of proportion to any actual expressions of offense. It's like some Facebook meme that ends with, "I bet your [sic] triggered now, libs!"
Real life representation of pretty much everyone he was trying to browbeat after that speech.
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Shem wrote:
07 Jan 2020, 02:02
Eric the .5b wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 19:01
And a lot of people have been wanking over how offended they imagine the actors must be out of proportion to any actual expressions of offense. It's like some Facebook meme that ends with, "I bet your [sic] triggered now, libs!"
Real life representation of pretty much everyone he was trying to browbeat after that speech.
Heheheheh.
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Shem wrote:
07 Jan 2020, 02:02
Eric the .5b wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 19:01
And a lot of people have been wanking over how offended they imagine the actors must be out of proportion to any actual expressions of offense. It's like some Facebook meme that ends with, "I bet your [sic] triggered now, libs!"
Real life representation of pretty much everyone he was trying to browbeat after that speech.
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When you hear an Epstein joke at the Golden Globes:

Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Chappelle had a much better Epstein joke at the Mark Twain Awards ceremony televised last night. Having previously mentioned Hugh Hefner in a different context, he then did a callback, describing Hefner as "you know, like Epstein but with a grotto."

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D.A. Ridgely wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 12:27
Chappelle had a much better Epstein joke at the Mark Twain Awards ceremony televised last night. Having previously mentioned Hugh Hefner in a different context, he then did a callback, describing Hefner as "you know, like Epstein but with a grotto."
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Warren wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 13:59
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 12:27
Chappelle had a much better Epstein joke at the Mark Twain Awards ceremony televised last night. Having previously mentioned Hugh Hefner in a different context, he then did a callback, describing Hefner as "you know, like Epstein but with a grotto."
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He said it was a better joke, he didn't say it was a good joke.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 14:00
Warren wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 13:59
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 12:27
Chappelle had a much better Epstein joke at the Mark Twain Awards ceremony televised last night. Having previously mentioned Hugh Hefner in a different context, he then did a callback, describing Hefner as "you know, like Epstein but with a grotto."
:?
He said it was a better joke, he didn't say it was a good joke.
It wasn't a bad joke but it required the long setup I wasn't going to bother to relate and which would be pointless now, but basically he had talked about "Playboy After Dark" and the "grotto" under the Playboy Mansion, etc., etc.

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D.A. Ridgely wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 14:05
Hugh Akston wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 14:00
Warren wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 13:59
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 12:27
Chappelle had a much better Epstein joke at the Mark Twain Awards ceremony televised last night. Having previously mentioned Hugh Hefner in a different context, he then did a callback, describing Hefner as "you know, like Epstein but with a grotto."
:?
He said it was a better joke, he didn't say it was a good joke.
It wasn't a bad joke but it required the long setup I wasn't going to bother to relate and which would be pointless now, but basically he had talked about "Playboy After Dark" and the "grotto" under the Playboy Mansion, etc., etc.
But the joke equates Hefner to Epstein. That's too offensive to be funny no matter the setup.
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