British comedian and notorious Golden Globes host, Ricky Gervais has promised that when he returns to host this year, his jokes will not be toned down.
For what will be his third time hosting – he guarantees that the new material will not be censored or dull in an interview on NBC’s Today Show.
“What do I care if someone likes what I do or not? I just don’t anymore. If you get your own way, if you get final edit and enjoy what you’re doing and things turn out exactly as wanted them – what else is there?” When asked about criticism over those jokes about Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr’s drug use, he replied: “I don’t know what I did wrong really, what did I say that was untrue? The controversy is irrelevant to me. That is people’s opinions outside my jokes.”
“I’ve never really succumbed to peer pressure. And this feeds into my humour. I deal in taboo subjects for that reason. Not only am I fascinated with them, but I like to take the audience to places that it hasn’t been before.”
Gervais continued: “The guy on stage is a lot brasher, more arrogant, more confident than me. I take a deep breath and go out with swagger … I might even really be drunk.”
On that note, Gervais declared that this will be his last year hosting. Be sure to tune in to the 69th Golden Globes live on January 15th. In the meantime, let’s look back at his previous gigs…
Ladies and Gentlemen, Ricky Gervais! Before Hollywood knew what was coming to them back at the 67th Golden Globes in 2010:
And here’s the most talked about – Ricky Gervais hosting the 68th Golden Globes last year: