Ricky Gervais took to his blog today to offer up his own post-mortem on his third stint hosting the Golden Globes. He called his latest effort “my favourite of the three.” (It might have been his favorite, but our boss certainly didn’t think it was his best work.) NBC said it would welcome the Brit comic for a fourth go at emcee duties, but he told Deadline immediately after the show Sunday that “I’m really done this time,” and he seems to reinforce that thought here. His post:
Phew! Thank fuck that’s over. I had a blast actually. It was by far my favourite of the three hosting stints. I’ve told my agent to never let me be persuaded to do it again though. It’s like a parachute jump. You can only really enjoy it in retrospect when you realise you didn’t die and it was quite an amazing thing to do.
The crowd were great this year too. I think they finally worked out that my gags only seemed rude and nasty but were actually not too scary at all. Or they were just drunker. Either way, it was fun but I’m glad to say I’m off to New York to chill out a bit. Ahhhhhh. And relax.