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Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes: American Pomp under British Circumstance

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“Outrageous” is how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association characterized British comedian Ricky Gervais’ 2nd performance as host of the Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony Sunday, January 16th on NBC. Despite the overwhelming positive response from viewers online, the HPFA had good reason to express their discontent.

Gervais’ act kicked off with a detailed recount of actor Charlie Sheen’s publicized run in with police after allegedly consuming copious amounts of drugs and locking a woman in a bathroom. Gervais then took it upon himself to out two rumored-to-be-gay scientologists, one of whom many surmised was Tom Cruise. And finally, he ended with some rather vulgar speculation about the nature of 84-year-old Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s recent marriage to a 24-year-old. And that was just the opening monologue.

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March 7, 2011 at 3:14 am

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