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Ricky Gervais Teases Globes Gig
Ricky Gervais was the first guest at HBO's TCA day (his new series, Life's Too Short, premieres February 19) but the audience couldn't refrain from asking a few questions about the comedy bombs he's planning to lob at Sunday's Golden Globes -- and which stars should strap on a helmet.
"I have specific targets, I've written the gags," Gervais said on the panel, before adding, "Targets isn’t a word I would use. Subjects I would use."
As for the format of Sunday's ceremony, Ricky said that it will feel very similar to last year: "I'm going to do a monologue about the year and introduce 6 or 7 people throughout the show like I did last year. What's the worst that can happen? I end my career once a week if you read the press. I only do things that could end my career. That's my fun, it’s my extreme sport. As long as I'm happy with my performance, I'm bulletproof."
When asked about the outrage after last year's show, Ricky commented, "I stand by every joke I did last year. I don't care what people think. I've got nothing against those people in the room – I work with many of them, I know most of them, I admire many of them. I'm not trying to hurt anyone's feelings or give them a bad night or undermine the moral fabric of America. I'm a comedian -- I'd rather they'd laugh than gasp but I cherish the laughs along with the gasps."
The Golden Globes air Sunday on NBC.