• Modern Family leads pack of Golden Globes comedy nominations, but many are close behind

    Regardless of who wins at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13, we’re already pleased the Hollywood Foreign Press chose Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (video below) to host event on NBC. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in the nominees, especially as they relate to comedy. With three total nods, ABC’s Modern Family leads the pack of comedy related Golden Globes nominations. The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Girls,

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    ‘Magnetic duo’ Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host 70th annual Golden Globes

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced today that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, scheduled for Jan. 13 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. This will be the first Globes show not hosted by Ricky Gervais, who hosted the last three years. Before Gervais, the Globes simply went without a host. Fey and Poehler, who worked on Saturday Night Live together,

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    Ricky Gervais is out, so who should host the Golden Globes next year?

    If there’s one thing that makes award shows palatable, it’s Ricky Gervais at the hosting helm. He rarely shies away from skewering Hollywood’s finest, from Kim Kardashian to Mel Gibson. So I have to admit to being fairly bummed that Gervais apparently won’t be returning to host the Golden Globes as he’s done since 2010. Writing on his blog, Gervais says, “I’ve told my agent to never let me be

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    What did you think of Ricky Gervais’ monologue at the Golden Globes? (Video)

    So, the hype for last night’s third coming was through the roof: Was Ricky going to be “mean” again? Was he going to hold back a little? Was he going to sacrifice one of Angelina Jolie’s children live, onstage? We’re sure some questions were asked more than others. Well, if you missed the show last night, or just want to relive the opening monologue, we’ve dropped it below. On of

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    Ricky Gervais outlines his plans for hosting the Golden Globes

    There are few people unaware of the controversy cause by comedian, writer, actor and podcaster Ricky Gervais during his hosting gig at the Golden Globe Awards last year. Anyone who was not familiar with the comic and his sense of humor previously, got a big taste of it and there were many in the industry who were displeased. Much to everyone’s surprise and despite announcing that he would never again

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    Golden Globe nominations reveal absurd choices in comedy

    Normally, when it comes to comedy during awards season, a big issue of contention is the categories that comedy is thrown into. Within the Golden Globes nominations announced earlier this morning, many comedy noms come from the musical and/or comedy category. However, if you look at the nominations of said Golden Globes, there’s a bigger issue at hand. First off, it’s great that Bridesmaids is getting nominated for Best Comedy/Musical

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    Gervais returns as Globes host, tells Crystal not to steal his pedophile jokes at the Oscars

    I guess in the end, NBC and the folks who run the Golden Globes weren’t all that offended by the things Ricky Gervais said earlier this year when he was hosting the awards show. You see, the comedian will be back to host the Globes when they return to the network on Jan. 15. Hilariously, Gervais tweeted: “Just told Billy Crystal he’d better not use any of my holocaust or

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    Ricky Gervais and the Golden Globes: perfect together, sort of

    During last awards season, comedian Ricky Gervais delivered a Golden Globes hosting performance that was met with criticism for being “too mean.” In short, it didn’t sit well with the organization behind the awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Although the uproar around the event died down months ago, it seems Gervais is still thinking long and hard about the matter. In an essay for The Wall Street Journal, Gervais

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    Would you listen to a live Golden Globes webcast hosted by Ricky Gervais?

    When I was a kid, we as a family couldn’t stand baseball commentator Tim McCarver so much that if he was working a game we would dial it up on the radio and watch on TV with that annoying buffoon muted. Well, this is kind of the same thing; instead of listening to the traditional awards show ass-kissing brown-nosing garble that Ricky Gervais — as the host — refreshingly thwarted

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    Comedy kibbles and bits: morning links about comedian shit

    Listen, dudes. There’s a lot going on in the world of comedy these days. And we pride ourselves in getting you all that info as quickly as possible through our daily comedy news posts. But sometimes things crop up and it’s not really worth a full post, but it is worth a mention. Enter “Comedy kibbles and bits: morning links about comedian shit,” your one-stop link post to get your

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    This Golden Globes ad with Ricky Gervais is absurd

    Listen. We’re as happy as any comedy fan that Ricky Gervais is hosting the Golden Globes– if for no other reason than it’s nice to see great comedians getting high-profile, high paying gigs. But really, Golden Globes peeps: this ad is completely absurd. And we’re pretty sure you didn’t mean it to be absurd. We think you’re earnestly trying to get the mainstream audience hyped up for an event that

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    Ricky Gervais will host Golden Globes again next year

    Brit wit Ricky Gervais, who’s on TV almost as much as Everybody Loves Raymond reruns these days, will host the Golden Globes for the second consecutive year, when NBC presents the award-season kickoff on Jan 16. “I can’t believe they invited me back after the awful things I said,” Gervais said in a statement. “Let’s see how far I can go this time.” Gervais’ casual irreverence helped improve the Globes’

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    Punchline Magazine live Tweeting Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais

    Just wanted to drop a quick note letting you all know that we’ll be providing running commentary during the Golden Globes tonight at 8 pm EST on NBC. Specifically Aparna Nancherla, DC-based comedian, who has one of our most favorite Twitter feeds, will be tweeting. So, be sure to follow us at twitter.com/punchlinemag. And start following Aparna at @aparnapkin.

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    Ricky Gervais will play Wembley

    Ricky Gervais’s star continues to grow, and the huge man behind the huge laughs will appropriately make a huge pit-stop on his current stand-up tour: Wembley Arena, reports Chortle, the UK’s leading sourcing of comedy news. At a capacity of 12,500, these April 26 and 27 shows at the renowned London sports arena are sure to boost the comic’s rising persona to unprecedented heights. He’ll be headed to States after

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    Gervais to Golden Globe attendees: you’re in for a verbal lashing

    Ricky Gervais is on a roll, and the Golden Globes are only the next on the series of stopping points for the rising star. Given what we already know about Mr. Original Office, it should probably come as a surprise to no one that he plans to treat his upcoming gig as host of the Golden Globes in the manner of Sammy Davis, Jr., or Frank Sinatra. That is to

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