Ricky Gervais Pokes Fun at Sean Penn, Caitlyn Jenner in Golden Globes Monologue (VIDEO)

Golden Globe Awards Review Ricky Gervais
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For his fourth time hosting the Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais started his monologue with a reference to the latest Hollywood topic, Sean Penn’s interview with drug lord “El Chapo.”

“I’m going to do this monologue and go into hiding,” said Gervais. “Not even Sean Penn will find me.” He also called the actor, whose interview reportedly helped lead authorities to El Chapo, a “snitch.”

He then set his sights on NBC, the net airing the award show.

“We’re live on NBC and it’s right that they host the award show because they are always fair and impartial,” Gervais said. “Because they have no nominations.”

He then turned to commenting on Caitlyn Jenner.

“I’ve changed…but not as much as Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn,” he said. “She didn’t do much for women drivers.”

Gervais didn’t stint on mocking the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which has come under fire for being easily influenced by stars and studios. “One Hollywood publication said that me hosting would keep some stars away,” he said. “As if they’d stay away from winning a Golden Globe, particularly if their company has already paid for it.”

Gervais also brought up the controversy of “The Martian” being nominated as a comedy.

“To be fair, ‘The Martian’ was a lot funnier than ‘Pixels,’ he said, drawing boos from the audience. “Then again, so was ‘Schindler’s List.’

The comedian described exactly what he does with the three Golden Globes he has won.

“That award is — no offense — worthless,” he said. “One is a doorstop, one I use to hit burglars and the third sits by my bed because…well, it doesn’t matter what I do with it, it’s mine.” He went on to explain in graphic detail how he uses it as a sex toy.

This is the comedian’s first time hosting since 2012. Gervais’ hosting style in the past has pushed boundaries and offended Hollywood players. Gervais started early Sunday with a shirtless tweet containing some language that would never make it on the air during the event itself, warning viewers that he was ready to offend.

Watch the monologue below:

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  1. bonmom says:

    Why does a show like this with such a wide audience have to show its host drinking beer? We have such a problem in this country with addictions, including alcohol, and don’t need an ongoing glamour promo of getting drunk. Bad decision.

  2. Konti says:

    mmmm, he haw he haw!!, mmmm, he haw he haw!!. Never seen a better a** in an ad of Optus!!. This a** can’t make fun of himself, but everyone else!!

  3. charlies59 says:

    It’s what they pay him to do. Make fun of people . No surprise . I hope everyone understands that. Being Trans does not mean you get a pass. Why says it’s about trans ? Bill Cosby also was mentioned.Can’t police one section of the community over others.

  4. Lynn Mathews says:

    I love Ricky as well. He reminds everyone to not take themselves too seriously. It’s great being really talented, and being recognized for that talent like these actors. However, they are not any better than anyone else, and Ricky reminds them of that. That’s why some don’t like him I imagine.

  5. Joy Harnish says:

    I only watched this because of Ricky, he is awesome! People are too insecure (Like Wanda lol) these days and only take offense because someone finally told them truth that they don’t want to hear. YOU GO RICKY!

  6. Wanda Firmingham says:

    They could have picked a better host for the Golden Globes–Gervais is insulting not funny. Maybe he’s trying to be another Don Rickles–someone please tell him he’s failed miserably!!

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