Hollywood types don’t really like to laugh at themselves; that’s why Chris Rock and David Letterman bombed as the Oscars hosts years ago. And it seems to be why Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais is getting a rather tepid response tonight from the live audience! I guess people who make more for three months of work than my husband and I will ever make in a lifetime, even if we sell our vital organs, don’t find it funny when their movies bomb.
Gervais’ jokes about “The Tourist” were hilarious, but he definitely has an edge to his humor. Maybe you lose the ability to laugh at yourself once you earn your first million. Maybe you don’t like hearing your friends get made fun of. Maybe you’re scared he’ll be targeting you next.
In which case you should probably hit the open bar soon.
What do you think — is Ricky Gervais doing a good job of hosting the Golden Globes 2011?
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