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Date: 01/17/11 10:47 AM

94 Responses to Ricky Gervais` Golden Globes Opening Monologue

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 10:49 am
    Link: Ricky Gervais` Golden Globes Opening Monologue - Here it is, the monologue that the sensitive types in Hollywood are wringing their hands over. Too harsh, I-A-B?
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    binarystarr Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 10:57 am
    Only he could get away with it. Perfect - it just shows them that no-one is untouchable!
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    KittKnickers Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 10:58 am
    he`s an non-nice individual thats why they hired him

    and hes drating funny
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2011 at 10:59 am
    It`s perfect; like a roast on Hollywood.

    Damn Gervais is funny.
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 10:59 am
    Ricky Gervais is offensive and British, what did they expect?
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    RPossum Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:02 am
    Love the nervous laughter in this clip.
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    hiptothemax4 Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:02 am
    I missed it but watched the rest, it doesn`t seem bad at all. The audience laughed way more in this video than they did the rest of the night lol, everything else he said seemed rushed and had absolutely no response from the audience. Definitely awkward. Personally I think he does some great stand up :) but I definitely think it was awkward last night
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:06 am
    Meh. He thinks he`s funnier than he actually is. The Office was good, but that`s the only character he has. Everything else he`s tried to act in was just David Brent again.
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    Jayno Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:06 am
    Ricky was awesome; the only reason to actually watch the golden globes.

    "Hollywood`s favorite award show because they`re allowed to drink throughout the entire ceremony, because without that, it would be f*cking insufferable." - Ricky Gervais
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    gbrzeatetee Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:07 am
    ...and I`m off watching the Golden Globes for the first time in my life.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:08 am
    Oh dear- sensitive indeed. Sounded like some of them had forgotten how to laugh, stupid arses.
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    BRKNVLTR Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:11 am
    I don`t think he was any worse than previous hosts, I think he just bombed. His timing was terrible.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:13 am
    god, i love rickey gervais. his stand up bits are outstanding.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:15 am
    It`s all in good fun. Just not the classiest way to have fun.
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:15 am
    I absolutly hate him, haven`t seen him in The Office, and I don`t plan on it.
    He just seems pretty arrogant - even when he`s offstage.
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:29 am
    that was good
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:31 am
    LMAO I usually can`t stand Ricky Gervais but this was funny as drat!
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    gecibebele Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:33 am
    That was just what I needed.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:33 am
    I thought it was all brilliant!
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    verinon Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:33 am
    That was pretty damn funny. I`m surprised they let him do most of those jokes.
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    skite111 Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:36 am
    I love him!! That was hilarious!
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    bleong Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:39 am
    He laid into Charlie Sheen pretty hard. Besides that, it`s kinda what you should expect of a British comic.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:41 am
    Ricky Gervais is brilliant. He was an excellent host. These people aren`t allowed to laugh at these jokes and critics do what their name implies, criticize. Bravo Ricky!
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    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:44 am
    I love the face Chris Noth made when he made the Sex and the City 2 airbrush comment. HILARIOUS
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    I thought that was great. I love seeing the Hollywood-types getting roasted. All of the "How DARE you!" looks are priceless!
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    It`s not like they could stop him, it`s live.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    >> Too harsh, I-A-B?

    More like "Not funny enough." You can get away with saying anything so long as it gets a good laugh - this was weak. Too weak.
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm
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    E11e Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    Why get a British comedy to host it when hardly any Americans understand the British sense of humour? If only Frankie Boyle had hosted it instead...
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    that was awesome!
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    puppies04 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Oh im sorry hollywood stars, if you wanted someone to go onstage and suck your proverbials maybe you should have got a hooker. as it turned out you paid a comedian about 50000% more than the hooker would have cost then got pissed when he made jokes
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    crackyhoss Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Too harsh? come on people, these aren`t servicemen and women who have put their lives on the line for our country or something like that... they`re drating actors. they get paid millions and millions of dollars to do pretty much jack poo. lay it on, ricky!
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    He really hit the nail right smack on the head !.. I laughed so hard i almost coughed my lungs up!..
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    austin1 Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    Oh the British-you poor not funny people.
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    trp712 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    That was beautiful. Gervais at his finest.
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    Khronnus Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    Are people mad about this? That was funny as!
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    jaykray Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    E11e frankie boyle isn`t funny though...
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    KitFox Female 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    Ricky Gervais is just telling it like it is...
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    Jonno22 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    brilliant! karl pilkington should do it next year.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    Not his best, but pretty solid. Too far on a couple jokes.
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    Robert Deniro`s laugh at the end is awesome.
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    January 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    I didn`t think there was anything wrong with it.. It is his style of comedy honest and funny
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    Gotta love this man
  44. Profile photo of r3tr0r0ck3r
    r3tr0r0ck3r Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    This is what british comedy is like. If the americans didn`t have such paper thin skins there wouldn`t be this problem.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    That audience did NOT sound impressed...
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    I don`t understand, why is this so offensive? Does anyone agree this is pretty tame compared to most stand-up he`s done?
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    EntrE Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm
    that was fricking HILARIOUS!!!
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    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    I thought he was pretty funny. If those actors/actresses couldn`t take his jokes, they`re in the wrong business. Magazines and crappy news stand prints can (and will) do a lot worse.
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    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    Loved it!
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    Funnier than Rickey Gervais normally is; I was impressed!
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    This was one of those very rare moments when I actually found Ricky Gervais funny, although, it was partly the audience`s huge reaction to some of the jokes.

    Come on, just because they`re not obvious, tame and lame like most awards show jokes, doesn`t mean it`s all really offensive, does it? When he was ripping on The Tourist, Johnny Depp clearly laughed along with it, so no-one was really offended. Except maybe Cher, but who cares about that plastic beast?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    not a fan
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    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    i would say that Ricky Gervais isnt funny 99% of the time, however i did find this to be rather funny, a little risque in places, but not too extreme, so i dont know what all the fuss is about
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    Hahaha that was really funny :) Kudos to the crowd though, it wouldn`t have been funny if they were booing him the whole time lol. I`m glad they could all see the humor in it :)
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    MrsPoods Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    Bobby DeNiro was lolling, and that`s good enough for me!
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    milo126 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    That was awesome sauce. So awesomesauce.
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    Selous Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    haha, nice one ricky :D haha
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    I love how 99% of the audience, inside, were going "HAHA YESSSS" But they had to let their laughs go a bit quieter.

    GOOD old Ricky, giving Brits a good, but crass name.
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    kameo360fan Female 13-17
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    January 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    Haha. He was a bit mean, but then again the Golden Globes were really boring this year. LONG LIVE RICKY GERVAIS, CREATOR OF THE OFFICE!
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    HumboldtPie Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    I love the expressions on Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin`s faces when the camera caught em, they both quickly looked away and acted like they weren`t lolin
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    Eroneus Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    i think all hollywood "award" shows should just be straight up roasts, that`d be awesome

    and damn, me thinks i should`ve watched this, this was pretty good, and he wasn`t lying in the ad when he said "well, you`ll get to watch me making fun of everyone". He wasn`t kidding
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    rikakitty Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 6:51 pm
    Bahaha. He is a truly hilarious man. However, I imagine that would be very awkward for the audience. xD
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    PTPete Female 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    Celebrities get their asses kissed & taints licked all year long--this is SUCH a refreshing change! Love Ricky.
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    This was great. Robert De Niro was clearly loving it which is hilarious.

    Seriously celebrities are like worshiped most of the time, I see no problem with this.
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm
    That was absolutely brilliant. That Cher joke had me in tears, and the one about the Sex in the City star being in an episode of Bonanza, well that one woke up my wife...
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    Doorman Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    Amazing!! ROTFL

    did he lie?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm
    Hugh Heffner`s Girlfiends = Whoreticians

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    jadedtortois Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 10:52 pm
    Haha, that was awesome! I especially like how Steve Buscemi was clearly unamused. XD
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm
    I love a good celebrity roasting. LOL!
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    TheTumor Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:47 pm
    They put a bull in a china shop. The hell`d they THINK he was gonna do? They agreed to his terms and he proceeded to tear it up like Godzilla.
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:18 am
    They should just be glad they didn`t hire Stephen Colbert. I would say what he said during the Press Dinner with Bush was far more "roasty" than anything I heard here.

    I will say that the monologue here doesn`t really do credit to the full effect. The Bruce Willis joke, not something I would do to a guy who could rip me apart.

    But I believe the best bit was his passive aggressive attack on Steve Carrell for leaving The Office, which sadly we missed here.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:55 am
    I can`t cope.

    "Rickey" Gervais on the caption.

    "Ricky" Gervais everywhere else on the planet.

    ...he reminds me of that a$$hole at the wedding who`s had too much to drink when he`s asked to make his toast (like Steve Buscemi in The Wedding Singer...ironically enough). Sure, what he`s saying is "true" and "cutting" and "scathing" and so on...but no one wants to hear about the bride blowing the busboy 2 years ago at some staff Christmas party.

    Save it for your own gig...not when you`re emceeing someone else`s.
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    AfroAussie Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 1:21 am
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 18, 2011 at 1:34 am
    Oh did the poor little leftist liberal babies go cry to mommy? Oh too bad so sad. If your going to dish it out on the others who don`t see your way be a f*cking man and take it when it`s shoved back on you. Bunch of pussies. Rickey you rock man. Tell the freaking baby ass producer to f*ck themselves.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:03 am
    I like him even if he`s sometimes mean because he`s FUNNY!
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    janus_games Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:44 am
    Yeah...I mean...they hired Ricky Gervais.

    I have to agree with T-Marley though, Colbert does a good job grilling folks too.
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    greenngreen Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:52 am

    ricky is a liberal himself who is an athiest and animal rights activist.
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    LithiumOne Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 5:38 am
    Holy crap, Ricky Gervais is hilarious. Buncha sensitive phucktards.
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    Max13007 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 7:42 am
    @handys003, first, don`t go calling liberals babies for calling something innapropriate when right-wing nutjobs are pushing to get dictionaries banned from school due to having the word "se x" in them. second, just enjoy the freakin` video and stop trolling.
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    fenners1906 Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 8:59 am
    I effing love Ricky Gervais
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    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 9:23 am
    imagined he`d gone too far and got completely stonewalled when i heard he got into trouble on the news. This was brilliant, good to see robert de niro having a chuckle.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    Too funny! This guy is great. And who cares if some millionares got slightly offended. Boo hoo. Go cry yourself to sleep ontop of a pile of cash.

    If your butt hurt, buy a donut pillow.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    I thought it was funny, but he need to just come out and say the jokes. He sounded like he was trying to test the waters to make sure no one got too badly offended, but it would have gone much more smoothly if he had just gone with it. I think people probably would have been less offended that way, as well.
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    DanteChief Female 13-17
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    January 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    I thought it was funny. I don`t see what the harm is just because he made a couple of jokes. People need to get the pole out of there ass and just get over it. To be honest what he said about Charlie Sheen was kind of true anyway.
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    Sonic2001 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    Man I loved every second of that
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    Aurigae Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    I love Ricky. What an acidic sense of humour. Honestly, the stars in his speech could use a little more criticism along that line.
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    Moosh Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    "If your butt hurt, buy a donut pillow"

    What the hell does this mean and where did you even...
    I find myself torn between feelings of confusion, slight displeasure and intense intrigue. Can you tell me more about these donut pillows you speak of?
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    Djer Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2011 at 1:51 am
    I loved Depp`s expression at 1:38. You could tell he can take a joke.
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    January 19, 2011 at 8:01 pm
    Wow...This man is hilarious. I love him. It really wasn`t that bad. Half of what he said was true anyways...
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    Kalon Male 13-17
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    January 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    I was shocked that they had such a hilarious and slightly vulgar man open for the Golden Globes. @Moosh and the donut pillow is just a round toob shaped seat filled with bean-bag-chair foam balls and feels great to sit on after a long days work. I`m sory to say its not acctualy a donut...
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    AlfishKK Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    Oh come on, he`s hilarious. I loved the shots of celebrities laughing in spite of themselves.
  93. Profile photo of mise
    mise Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    That wasn`t that bad. Now if Frankie Boyle presented the Golden Globes...
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2011 at 11:27 pm
    Ricky Gervais is pure awesome.

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