Watch this video. Fall in love with Ricky Gervais all over again.
I’ve never been to any sort of entertainment awards ceremony, let alone the Golden Globes, but I hope to attend someday. However, I have the feeling they’re just as stuffy and conservative as they look on TV. I appreciate someone, especially Ricky, coming in as host and shaking it up a bit. I truly believe comedy is an art form that needs to be taken lightly in all respects. Yes, we make jokes based on truths in order to comment on the absurdity of a situation. Yes, these jokes are meant to lighten people’s perspectives on said situations. No, you shouldn’t be offended if a comedian makes fun of you. Be honored. Going off some of the crowd’s reactions in this clip, they chose the former. It’s like when you roast someone. The jokes are mean, cruel, and brash. They’re also a fantastic way to let go of your own insecurities and have a laugh. Go, Ricky Gervais. Go, girl, go.
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