Ricky Gervais, 58, hosted the 77th Golden Globe Awards for the fifth time, and alas this year will be his last. And, with his dry sense of humour and no nonsense comedic style, he left Hollywood’s finest shocked as he took swipes at Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew in his opening monologue.
Shut up! I know he’s your friend, but I don’t care
The British comic proudly went out with a bang for his last gig, dropping some questionable jokes in the mix as he addressed A-listers at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
It is the fifth time the 58-year-old comedian has hosted the gala as he has done previously from 2010 to 2012 and once again in 2016.
Beer in hand, the audience of celebrities grew increasingly more nervous as Ricky is prone to targeting each of them with his rude jokes.
Offering a word of advice, he began: “Remember, they’re just jokes, we’re all going to die soon,” he said. “And there’s no sequel.”
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Ricky Gervais’ jaw dropping swipe at Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew (Image: GETTY)
Ricky Gervais went out with a bang for his last gig at the Golden Globes (Image: GETTY)
Ricky Gervais targeted Leonardo DiCaprio with his jokes (Image: YOUTUBE (GOLDEN GLOBES 2020))
He continued: “In this room are some of the most important TV and film executives in the world, from all different backgrounds,” he said.
“But they all have one thing in common — they’re all terrified of Ronan Farrow. He’s coming for you!”
Ronan was responsible for one of a number of exposés into the alleged sexual misconduct of Harvey Weinstein, whose criminal trial is beginning this week.
Ricky continued, focusing on how streaming site Netflix has taken over from movies made for cinema, recommending that viewers switch off the Golden Globes and instead watch his Netflix comedy, After Life, of which season two will be released soon.