You can judge a comic by his targets. Ricky Gervais? Bullseye!


Victoria Wood is a comedy genius whose targets include Daily Mail-reading cunts, bitches in positions of power, the rude, the greedy, the stupid and the pompous. Compare and contrast if you will with the almost entirely unfunny Little Britain duo whose targets are the poor, the old, the incontinent, the caring, the disabled and the homophobically bullied.

With that little lesson in mind, let us segue – in dresses by Armani, Dior and some darling little designer you won’t even have heard of – to the Golden Globes on Sunday night and Hollywood’s uproar at Ricky Gervais’s entirely appropriate choice of target: the closet gay, the hypocrite, the Scientologist, the anti-Semite, the greedy (sorry Charlie Sheen, it just comes off as greedy) and the overblown.

Just one surprise: that Robert Downey Jr, who we thought had a little more about him, took offense! Oh, and the Hollywood Foreign Press group that votes on the Golden Globes? We met some of them last year and a bigger group of overblown numpties you’ll be hard-pushed to find.

See Ricky’s opening monologue over the jumpsy… PS Why does he have a glass of urine on his lectern?

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7 comments to “You can judge a comic by his targets. Ricky Gervais? Bullseye!”

  1. Remember how porky he was? I always knew there was a thin person inside…just the one…

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  2. RD Jr. has really let himself down. He used to have a great open mind about him and seemed quite cool. How can he play Julian in Less Than Zero otherwise? Now he calls he and Jude filming together “screamers” and is happy to sound like a homophobe in his new film. He is dead to me.

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  3. I love Ricky even more than ever for doing this. Those American stars really need to take a long hard look at themselves and stop being such spoilt fucktards. Oh boo-hoo, someone took the piss out of me… Get a grip you overpaid morons. If you don’t like it, go work down Asda.

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  4. ……and that over-rated Tom Hanks didn’t like it either!! Wa-ha-ha!!
    Robert Downey Jr is an arrogant prick – he was a prat of a guest on Grahm Norton.
    It was good to see a room full of squirming stars!!!!!
    And to save the day, Colin Firth accepted his award with such class and refined humour. Real gentleman. Bravo, Colin!!!

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  5. Little Britain? Homophobically bullied? Surely Daffyd was his own worst enemy? Why would anyone deny themselves cock?

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  7. I think the point Stebags is that someone like Daffyd would have been homophobically bullied in a small town in Wales but the Little Britain lot made him look like he was paranoid and moaning about nothing. Victoria Wood would have picked on the bullies, Little Britain the bullied.

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