Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | Categories: LOL Blog |
OK, so I know it's a few days after the fact, but I'm a stickler for continuity so I have to write about the Golden Globes and Ricky Gervais. To be honest, I was a bit surprised he was asked to host the award show again this year - last year he was pretty funny, but to be asked back again....hmmm, not sure that we needed a repeat performance.
The morning after - I did a quick search around various websites in the US, UK and here at home and found pretty much the same response which I'll paraphrase..."hits and misses, so-so, offensive, hard hitting, insulting, bull-ish, and my favourite "nobody knew whether to laugh or boo so they did both!".
You know - if the GG's took themselves as seriously as they would like us to believe they do - then hiring a contentious at best personality to lend the awards some "credibility" (yes someone actually used that word) was probably a mistake.
I posed the question on the LOL Facebook page and received the following response from Canadian comic performers:
Ward Anderson commented: "People actually WATFCH award shows?"
And Chuck Byrn replied: