Ricky Gervais’ biting (some might say mean-spirited) hosting gig at last year’s Golden Globes probably guaranteed he won’t be asked back in the near future in any official capacity. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s through with the awards show.
Gervais, on his blog, has floated the idea of live-streaming a podcast during this year’s show, offering his own brand of commentary and ego-deflation to the proceedings.
The comedian stopped short of saying he would absolutely do the live-stream, but noted a few friends he’d love to have join him if he did. See the (obscenity filled) post below:
I’ve had one of my big ideas.
What do you think of this?
A live 3 hour podcast during The Golden Globes. Me and a few chums (like Louis CK, Chris Rock, Karl Pilkington, John Stewart, Larry David popping in and out) doing our own alternative commentary.
People at home can have the telly on with the sound down listening to us online say things that no broadcaster could get away with.
No one could do a fucking thing.
The biggest live webcast ever? Who knows? Who cares? What’s fun is the shit we might come out with. No money. No sponsor. No guide lines. Fuck me I can’t wait.
Gervais ruffled feathers in 2011 by attacking the Golden Globes own dubious history and suggesting that some nominations were made solely to boost ratings.
That said, he made it clear from the beginning that he refused to acknowledge any sacred cows as host, with one pre-show ad that aired on Comedy Central ending with him saying “I’ll be there, insulting them, throughout,” Gervais says at the end. “Trying to make ’em cry. That’s good to watch.”