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2011-11-16 10:59:55 PM  
Its going to be nothing but RIP jokes featuring the Queen?
 
2011-11-17 12:56:20 AM  
I feel like I should, as a Brit, apologise on behalf of my country for unleashing Ricky Gervais upon the world
 
2011-11-17 02:09:30 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: I feel like I should, as a Brit, apologise on behalf of my country for unleashing Ricky Gervais upon the world


I think he's hilarious. Although- I would like to see more Chris Morris stuff go stateside...
 
2011-11-17 05:16:12 AM  
"Holocaust jokes are not funny, anne frankly I won't stand for them."
 
2011-11-17 05:32:39 AM  
Good for him.
 
2011-11-17 06:07:41 AM  
Who?
 
2011-11-17 06:09:48 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: I feel like I should, as a Brit, apologise on behalf of my country for unleashing Ricky Gervais upon the world


First apologiZe for your spelling. Then for Simon Cowell, then for the Spice Girls, then for Russell Brand. Ricky Gervais is a breath of fresh air compared to that lot.
 
2011-11-17 06:39:18 AM  
Is that your headline, Mugato?
 
2011-11-17 06:43:57 AM  
I'm not saying that Gervais and Merchant aren't funny, but I've worked with people IT departments that were as funny.

People comparing him to John Cleese, Billy Connolly, Rowan Atkinson, Joyce Grenfell or Tommy Cooper: shut your whore mouths. There's 1 comic that's a genuine genius in the UK right now, and that's Frankie Boyle.
 
2011-11-17 07:21:20 AM  
I'd rather watch him than Billy Crystal.
 
2011-11-17 07:27:12 AM  

Fair_Poopsmith: DammitIForgotMyLogin: I feel like I should, as a Brit, apologise on behalf of my country for unleashing Ricky Gervais upon the world

I think he's hilarious. Although- I would like to see more Chris Morris stuff go stateside...


I just love how he uses the hilarious premise of a world full of people UNABLE to lie as an excuse to bash every form of faith in the world.
 
2011-11-17 07:32:57 AM  
1. Feign outrage over Gervais' tasteless and offensive jokes
2. Ask him back for yet another year
3. Profit

I liked his web-simulcast idea better.
 
2011-11-17 07:56:03 AM  
I'd much rather Karl Pilkington hosted.
 
2011-11-17 08:05:11 AM  
Cringe comedy is not comedy.

There, I've said it.
 
2011-11-17 08:32:10 AM  

rubi_con_man: Fair_Poopsmith: DammitIForgotMyLogin: I feel like I should, as a Brit, apologise on behalf of my country for unleashing Ricky Gervais upon the world

I think he's hilarious. Although- I would like to see more Chris Morris stuff go stateside...

I just love how he uses the hilarious premise of a world full of people UNABLE to lie as an excuse to bash every form of faith in the world.


So do I. The difference is, I mean it, and I'm not being all butthurt that someone insulted the Flying Spaghetti Monster or whatever invisible man you've got a jones for.
 
2011-11-17 08:41:22 AM  

King Keepo: I'd much rather Karl Pilkington hosted.


This. Ever so much this.
 
2011-11-17 08:49:25 AM  

H31N0US: DammitIForgotMyLogin: I feel like I should, as a Brit, apologise on behalf of my country for unleashing Ricky Gervais upon the world

First apologiZe for your spelling. Then for Simon Cowell, then for the Spice Girls, then for Russell Brand. Ricky Gervais is a breath of fresh air compared to that lot.


Woah there H31N0US, you forgot to add "food".
 
2011-11-17 09:03:44 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I'd rather watch him than Billy Crystal.

 
2011-11-17 09:03:46 AM  
Gervais is farking hilarious, and if you honestly don't think him doing insult comedy on celebrities is The Best Thing, you need to stop evaluating funny things
 
2011-11-17 09:13:17 AM  
While Ricky Gervais is funnier, smarter, and just plain better than 99.9% of American comedy talent... Should I assume we're never going to get someone as funny and talented as Stephen Fry to host anything significant?

/still hoping he has a cameo on House before the series ends
 
2011-11-17 09:15:16 AM  

clkeagle: While Ricky Gervais is funnier, smarter, and just plain better than 99.9% of American comedy talent... Should I assume we're never going to get someone as funny and talented as Stephen Fry to host anything significant?

/still hoping he has a cameo on House before the series ends


That would be great. Maybe House can figure out what happened to his nose and why his face looks half melted.

/it's not lupus
//until it is
 
2011-11-17 09:16:07 AM  
^ Er, Stephen Fry, that is.
 
2011-11-17 09:16:29 AM  
Unfunny? Uncomfortable sure but he was hilarious.
 
2011-11-17 09:16:50 AM  
I'm a Gervais fan. There, I said it.

/would you like a celebrity cup of warm milk?
 
2011-11-17 09:30:48 AM  

rubi_con_man: I just love how he uses the hilarious premise of a world full of people UNABLE to lie as an excuse to bash every form of faith in the world.


Well, he didn't write the movie. He just directed it and acted in it.

Also, it was a movie, and not a very good one.

Gervais is awesome. Pilkington is awesome. Merchant is awesome.
 
2011-11-17 09:31:50 AM  

farkeruk: I'm not saying that Gervais and Merchant aren't funny, but I've worked with people IT departments that were as funny.

People comparing him to John Cleese, Billy Connolly, Rowan Atkinson, Joyce Grenfell or Tommy Cooper: shut your whore mouths. There's 1 comic that's a genuine genius in the UK right now, and that's Frankie Boyle.


Sorry, Dara O'Briain is the best currently. But these are all funny, funny guys,
 
2011-11-17 09:46:00 AM  
I'm sorry Subby, when I read the article I saw nothing about Russell Brand hosting.
 
2011-11-17 09:51:58 AM  
Good to see the "I hate everything" crowd is up early today.
 
2011-11-17 10:05:42 AM  

Uncle Pooky: Good to see the "I hate everything" crowd is up early today.


Which they are none too pleased with, I'll have you know!
 
2011-11-17 10:06:45 AM  

padraig: Cringe comedy is not comedy.

There, I've said it.


Well then, I guess you and Mugato can spend that evening curled up in a fetal position watching The View with hot water bottles on your sandy vaginas.
 
2011-11-17 10:20:16 AM  

Tyrosine: padraig: Cringe comedy is not comedy.

There, I've said it.

Well then, I guess you and Mugato can spend that evening curled up in a fetal position watching The View with hot water bottles on your sandy vaginas.


I cringed at your comment.
 
2011-11-17 10:50:16 AM  

padraig: Tyrosine: padraig: Cringe comedy is not comedy.

There, I've said it.

Well then, I guess you and Mugato can spend that evening curled up in a fetal position watching The View with hot water bottles on your sandy vaginas.

I cringed at your comment.


And I laughed at it.

The circle is complete.
 
2011-11-17 10:54:22 AM  

farkeruk: I'm not saying that Gervais and Merchant aren't funny, but I've worked with people IT departments that were as funny.

People comparing him to John Cleese, Billy Connolly, Rowan Atkinson, Joyce Grenfell or Tommy Cooper: shut your whore mouths. There's 1 comic that's a genuine genius in the UK right now, and that's Frankie Boyle Eddie Izzard.


FTFY

And I like Gervais, although he's got his share of stuff that's just plain unfunny or downright mean (I'm pretty certain the way he treats Karl in An Idiot Abroad is not an act). But I wouldn't classify him with most of the ones you listed and would be surprised to hear anyone trying to. Cleese & Atkinson are more comedic actors than stand-ups (most of their routines are pantomimes), Cooper is kind of a clown/storyteller. I'm not familiar w/Grenfell. However, although I've only heard a few Connolly routines, I'd put him & Gervais in the same category--dark humor, irreverent, humorous stories, some observations. I like them both. But Eddie Izzard beats them all, hands down. And he'd look fabulous doing it.
 
2011-11-17 10:56:50 AM  
Hello ratings.
 
2011-11-17 11:01:46 AM  
Russell

Russell

Russell


Link (new window)
 
2011-11-17 11:21:26 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: I feel like I should, as a Brit, apologise on behalf of my country for unleashing Ricky Gervais upon the world


Nah, I like him fine. Simon Amstell would make up for it even if I didn't. [Plus Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, and so on.]
 
2011-11-17 11:30:20 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I'd rather watch him than Billy Crystal.


I'd rather watch a dead raccoon than Billy Crystal.
 
2011-11-17 11:39:26 AM  
I guess Fark has reached "Peak Gervais" now that common people know who he is.

Hipster douchebags... on my Fark? It's more likely than you think.
 
2011-11-17 11:53:00 AM  
Put me in the "I like Ricky Gervais" camp. He's awesome.
 
Slu
2011-11-17 11:54:25 AM  
Why is the world would you watch any awards show if you are not in the industry? Who the hell cares about who wins a golden globe or grammy or Oscar? To me, awards shows are about celebrity self congratulations. And that is annoying.
 
2011-11-17 11:59:14 AM  

brigid_fitch: Cleese & Atkinson are more comedic actors than stand-ups (most of their routines are pantomimes), Cooper is kind of a clown/storyteller. I'm not familiar w/Grenfell. However, although I've only heard a few Connolly routines, I'd put him & Gervais in the same category--dark humor, irreverent, humorous stories, some observations. I like them both. But Eddie Izzard beats them all, hands down. And he'd look fabulous doing it.


Actually, you're right about Eddie Izzard. He's brilliant.

Joyce Grenfell is really hard for some people to take. It's 1950s, quite genteel comedy, typically monologues, but brilliantly done.

Rowan Atkinson used to do a one man show that I have on CD. It's a brilliant mix of songs and sketches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw8dW9Hyno0
 
2011-11-17 12:04:42 PM  

someonelse: SockMonkeyHolocaust: I'd rather watch him than Billy Crystal.

I'd rather watch a dead raccoon than Billy Crystal.


I'm picturing the camera paning to a rotting corpse of a raccoon for several silent seconds, alternating between shots of uncomfortable looking celebrities in the audience. This continues for the duration of the show as a screen flashes the names of the winners. Then back to the dead racoon... just flopped out randomly on the stage.

I think it could work.
 
2011-11-17 12:18:47 PM  

farkeruk: brigid_fitch: Cleese & Atkinson are more comedic actors than stand-ups (most of their routines are pantomimes), Cooper is kind of a clown/storyteller. I'm not familiar w/Grenfell. However, although I've only heard a few Connolly routines, I'd put him & Gervais in the same category--dark humor, irreverent, humorous stories, some observations. I like them both. But Eddie Izzard beats them all, hands down. And he'd look fabulous doing it.

Actually, you're right about Eddie Izzard. He's brilliant.

Joyce Grenfell is really hard for some people to take. It's 1950s, quite genteel comedy, typically monologues, but brilliantly done.

Rowan Atkinson used to do a one man show that I have on CD. It's a brilliant mix of songs and sketches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw8dW9Hyno0


Thanks for the link--I'll have to watch that tonight. I absolutely love Atkinson and have seen a number of his routines but they're almost all characters and/or sketches (i.e., pantomime). Gervais is a stand-up, so you really can't compare the two. Frankly, I like Gervais' stuff on Extras far more than his stand-up. Izzard is just great in everything, from his stand-up (saw him in NYC last January) to The Riches. Just brilliant.
 
2011-11-17 12:20:17 PM  

Subtonic: someonelse: SockMonkeyHolocaust: I'd rather watch him than Billy Crystal.

I'd rather watch a dead raccoon than Billy Crystal.

I'm picturing the camera paning to a rotting corpse of a raccoon for several silent seconds, alternating between shots of uncomfortable looking celebrities in the audience. This continues for the duration of the show as a screen flashes the names of the winners. Then back to the dead racoon... just flopped out randomly on the stage.

I think it could work.


You're not far off from what they did at the Oscars last year.

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2011-11-17 12:27:55 PM  

Slu: Why is the world would you watch any awards show if you are not in the industry? Who the hell cares about who wins a golden globe or grammy or Oscar? To me, awards shows are about celebrity self congratulations. And that is annoying.


I stopped watching these 4 hour long borefests when people started posting the good bits (what, like 10 minutes total) on the web. I can read who won, watch that one moment people are talking about, and save myself a lot of time.
 
2011-11-17 12:36:39 PM  

Slu: Why is the world would you watch any awards show if you are not in the industry? Who the hell cares about who wins a golden globe or grammy or Oscar? To me, awards shows are about celebrity self congratulations. And that is annoying.


I used to be interested in the results, just to see what was worth watching. Then I realised that the they often picked shiatty movies and as long as you had a retard living in the holocaust then you were going to win.

/ Seriously, how the fark does a snorefest like The English Patient beat Fargo, The People vs Larry Flynt, Star Trek: First Contact, Brassed Off or From Dusk Till Dawn,
 
2011-11-17 12:40:48 PM  
Extras is ok, the british Office is meh, and he's an unbearable douche when he's interviewed. But sometimes I laugh at him so let's see what happens.


l'll bet he'll be 'edgy' and do something 'controversial'
 
2011-11-17 12:57:04 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Extras is ok, the british Office is meh, and he's an unbearable douche when he's interviewed. But sometimes I laugh at him so let's see what happens.


l'll bet he'll be 'edgy' and do something 'controversial'


Yeah, he's such an unbearable douche, he made Elmo lose his shiat. Link (new window)
 
2011-11-17 01:19:08 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: I'm sorry Subby, when I read the article I saw nothing about Russell Brand hosting.


^ That. Ricky Gervais is brilliant and funny. Russell Brand is not.

I have spoken.
 
2011-11-17 01:25:18 PM  
I hope Johnny Depp is there to make sure nobody makes fun of Tim Allen on his watch.
 
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