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> Video of Ricky Gervais at this year’s Golden Globes
For what it is worth, I think part of the shocked reaction amongst some in Hollywood was that they didn’t realise that Gervais’ stand up comedy is much more barbed than the gentler humour of his TV and film work.
Philip Berk, the president of the HFPA was less than pleased:
“Some of the things he said were totally unacceptable”
I guess some were puzzled that he plunged head first into awkward Hollywood subjects some snark about in private, but would never dare talk about in public.