After the criticism Ricky Gervais received last year after he hosted the Golden Globes he said he'd never host it again. Yet here we are, three days away from the 2012 Golden Globes with Ricky as the host! The comedian stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to defend his jokes from last year and share how he's getting prepared for Sunday.
“I knew what I was doing — it was stand-up. I know where the gasps are going to come. I know when the laughs are going to come … I knew all that,” Ricky told Ellen DeGeneres on her show. “But I didn’t think the press would... I mean you usually have to kill someone to get that many column inches. They were still talking about it, so I was shocked at the reaction.”
And Ricky really doesn't understand what he said that was so wrong!
“I don’t think I was nasty. If they saw my stand-up, their heads would explode,” he said. “People say, ‘Is there anything you shouldn’t joke about?’ I don’t think there is. I just think it depends what the joke is. I think comedy comes from either a good or a bad place, and I was just teasing them, ya know? It wasn’t a room full of wounded soldiers. These are the richest, most privileged people in the world.”
So, how is he preparing for this Sunday?
"I'm just writing gags like last time," Ricky said.
But Ellen showed a photo Ricky Tweeted of he's really preparing — by getting some plast surgery!
"Some last minute preparation so I don't look out of place at The Golden Globes.." Ricky wrote.
Check out the hilarious photo, HERE!