Like most things in life the more something is hyped up the greater chance of it being a bitter disappointment.
And so to Ricky Gervais and his much touted hosting duties at this year’s Golden Globes, following his performance last year which transformed the short comedian into a Hollywood version of Hitler, (see post below), this year turned out to be a damp squib. His jokes were tepid and mildly humourous. Judge for yourself.
We’re not massive fans of comedian Ricky Gervais, we do think he’s funny at times but certainly isn’t the chosen one who is single-handedly rewriting the rules of comedy for the modern age, as some of his ardent fans would have you believe.
That being said we’re looking forward to watching him host this year’s Golden Globes following his stint roasting everyone in the room in 2011. We thought we’d remind you of the controversy Gervais created last year when he ruffled a few Hollywood feathers. We can only hope he does more of the same this evening, but with a seven second delay enforced on the live transmission by NBC it’s looking doubtful.