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?