I’m happy to see that a good part of Ricky Gervais’ humour still comes from making fun of his friend Karl Pilkington. In his latest web series Learn English with Ricky Gervais he comedically teaches foreigners how to speak “proper English” by having a regular, subtitled conversation with Pilkington.
In episode one, they teach viewers completely useless but hilarious phrases like “he is bald” and “you smell.” They also have hypothetical conversations about drinking tea and waxing balls. Ricky asks Pilkington quite seriously in a scenario-based activity: “my balls are very hairy, can I have them waxed please?”
The first episode is currently available for free on iTunes.
Watch it below:
Today in Twitter stalking Selena Gomez is making us wish we were poolside with a cold beverage in one hand and the latest glossy in another. The Disney star tweeted this photo of her sunning. Must be nice Selena… must be nice.
Skrillex is only making things worth with his glorious tweets about beach beers, Aussie dogs in Perth
fect, Australia. I wonder if girlfriend Ellie Goulding joined him.
Jason Segel gets our tweet of the day. Or rather tweets… excessive tweets. It’s a novel really. Segel declared his undying affection for Ricky Gervais. Although the comedian tweeted him back he promptly deleted the messages so we can only fill in the banks. The first batch of Segel’s love letter is above and the rest are below.
Behold, Ricky Gervais electrifying X-factor
douche host, Steve Jones, well before he came to America to low ratings. You have stick around for the end of this one. Jones is waiting for a shock but gets a full blast. Perhaps it’s punishment for what’s to come?
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:
It seems like we report about a celebrity going ballistic on the popular social media website at least once a day. Here at andPOP, we consider it a slow news day if 50 cent hasn’t yelled at someone or Kanye West hasn’t tweeted in all capital letters.
It’s a somewhat slow week for Twitter fights because most stars are busy Christmas shopping or planning their holiday getaway. The good ol’ folks at BuzzFeed have compiled a list of the best celebrity tweets this year, to keep us entertained until Ashton Kutcher comes back online.
We’ve picked our favourite ones. If you have any ones you thought were funny, please let us know!
He told Heat magazine, “I don’t think I should.” Quite frankly that would be disappointing because he was absolutely hilarious. Let’s hope he changes his mind and not let ridiculous politics influence his decision.
“I loved Ricky hosting the Golden Globes. He doesn’t give a s**t,” Bryan tells PopEater. “Look, I’m going to say this because that’s me every day.”
The two entertainers apparently have something in common – they don’t rehearse. Bryan apparently doesn’t warm up before a sold out crowd, and Ricky is the exact same way.
“Everything was written on guitar so it’s a side of me that I know well,” Bryan tells PopEater. “It’s always been on the back of my mind to present these songs in a simple fashion away from my band. I started playing small venues to keep me amused, as a laugh, and then joined Twitter where I got great feedback about performing bare bones.”
It was a big night for showbiz as Hollywood’s most talented gathered in Los Angeles for the 2011 Golden Globes. The ever-hilarious Ricky Gervais hosted, bringing his trademark barbed quips and off-the-cuff jokes to the stage as the room celebrated the most inspired productions of the year.
Big winners included The Social Network, who took home the awards Best Director, Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Musical Comedy Glee also took home a bucketful of globes, including one for fan favourite Chris Colfer’s performance on the show.
But the most buzzed-about win of the night was Natalie Portman’s statue for her work in Black Swan, the Darren Aronofsky thriller about a ballerina driven mad by her role in the classic ballet Swan Lake.
We’re pretty unhappy that Christopher Nolan’s Inception didn’t fare very well, but you can’t win ‘em all, right?
Click HERE for a full list of last night’s winners and losers!
So incompetent bosses and workplaces aren’t unique to the Western world it turns out. The New York Post reports that Gervais is taking “The Office” to China with a Chinese version of the popular program.
“I have some amazing news,” Gervais wrote on his blog. “We are about to start work on developing a Chinese ‘The Office.’ How cool is that?”
Gervais also confirmed that he will not be taking over for Steve Carell on NBC’s “The Office” after the next season.
“I’m not taking over from Steve Carell and will just continue to make millions for doing f*** all,” he wrote, “because I created the show and all the characters, and own the format and it’s being syndicated now and I get paid every time any episode of any version is played anywhere in the world.”