Ricky Gervais Previews His Golden Globes Return: 'I Have Specific Targets'

Consider yourself warned, Hollywood: Ricky Gervais is heading into Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards with guns blazing.

“I have specific targets, but targets is a word I wouldn’t use — [they’re] subjects,” he told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour Friday, where he was promoting his new HBO comedy/faux documetary, Life’s Too Short.

“I’m going to do a monologue about the year and then [ding] six or seven people… like I did last year,” he continued. “I don’t have anything against anyone in the room; they’re just gags. I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings. I’m a comedian. I’d rather they laugh than gasp, but I cherish the gasps along with the laughs.”

Gervais added that the “backlash” following last year’s ceremony was much ado about nothing. “Everyone took it well,” he insisted. “I don’t know who was really outraged.

“What’s the worst that can happen?” he mused. “I end my career once a week, if you read the press. That’s my extreme sport. If you get final [say] — and I do — and you’re happy with what you’re done, you’re bulletproof… I stand by every joke I did last year. I don’t care what people think.”

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  1. Toto says:

    I’m sure he’ll be hilarious. I’ll have to catch it later because I’ll be watching Once Upon a Time and Downton Abbey live.

  2. Julie says:

    I always say if you can’t take a joke don’t watch. The stars know what to expect, and besides the more you give warnings about that guy the more of his extreme he’ll be. I don’t care since I enjoy his performances and heck, if the GG people wouldn’t enjoy them he wouldn’t be back again.
    Can’t wait! Though I’m with Toto: Once comes first!

  3. Susan says:

    He’s the king of the world. Love this man, don’t hold back Ricky, rip these asstards in the hollywood world.

    • Susan's tiny black heart says:

      “asstards”? You did read the quote about him not having anything against these people right? I’m sure they tinkled in your cornflakes or something to deserve it though.

  4. vane says:

    I love him doing the golden globes it keeps it excited! And it does not make me bad that he’s dissing millioner actors/actress and I really hope Amy poehler wins the golden globe she really diserves it and she’s amazing!!!

  5. Danielle H says:

    Rock out, Ricky! On Conan this week, he said he just does more and more not so much to entertain but just piss sensitive idiots off.

    What would be funniest though would be if the stars took it in stride and offered a witty rebuttal, like when Ricky commented on Downey Jr. being in prison and rehab, Downey should have been like, “And you were my bunk mate!”

    The stars should be happy he mentions them; any press is good press, eh?