Ricky Gervais Nominated to Present 2011 Oscars

Americans discover that the jokes aren't as funny when they're directed at themselves

LOS ANGELES – USA – British comedian, Ricky Gervais, has impressed his American hosts so much after the 2011 Golden Globe Awards that many say he should present the upcoming Oscars.

“We Americans adore Gervais since he’s moved here. Hell, we like him so much, we reckon he should present for the Oscars too. People think us narcissistic Hollywood types are stuck up our own arses with no sense of humour. He’s shown us the delights of British humour, and we’ve been eating it up with gusto,” Hollywood mogul, Dino Schwartz, told the LA Times.

Such is the aura of praise for Gervais, that many Hollywood stars gush over the mere mention of his name.

“Ricky Gervais? You mean the British guy? Well, I have to say, usually we don’t understand a frickin’ word he says anyway. It’s like some different kind of language. Americans also don’t understand intricate humour or subtlety either, so that’s why he had to be as blunt as he was tonight — he has to spell things out until we Yanks understand him,” one of the stars at the event explained.

Tom Cruise, who attended with his wife, was all praise for the comedian: “Just before I got here for the awards, I was in my walk-in closet pondering what tie I should put on, and I thought to myself, this is going to be one hell of an evening with that English guy, Gervais. I wanted to impress him with my Scatology cult styles, so I chose the one with the rainbow on it.”

Another Golden Globe attendee said: “Some people say that us Yanks don’t have much of a sense of humour. Well after tonight, that Limey bastard, Gervais, might just find his feet in a fuckin’ concrete block right before he takes a long walk off a short pier,” top Hollywood producer, Cohen Katzengoldberger, shouted angrily before speeding off in his Ferrari.

  • I think Ricky did an awesome job. Hollywood has the tendency to take itself far too seriously, it needs to be poked fun at from time to time. All those stuffy stars got what they deserved.

    Love the name "Cohen Katzengoldberger"…hahaha.

  • Gary Scott

    *Sigh* About time someone gave the idiots in Hollywood a roasting. Too far up their own backsides the majority of them. Humour… Look it up people…

  • Jayce G.

    I know people in the movie business and I gotta say. Ricky is not going to work in this town again. He pissed off the big boys big time, he should go back to england and stay there.