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Ricky Gervais

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Out of England 2 (Dec. 18, 10 p.m.). In fact, he’s got even more insults at the ready.

The Oscars
”I don’t think I could [host] the Oscars. I’d have to learn a song-and-dance routine—that’s way too much trouble. I’d be letting down a very respected institution. The Globes is that, but it’s more of a party. Even the people being honored are drunk, so there’s no one to let down.”

Social media
”I love people who live their relationships on Twitter. Why does the world have to see you call someone Snookums? Get a life. That would be my sole tweet: Get a f—ing life.”

Everyone’s a critic
”I’d been to university and I went home, opened the door, and I thought my mom would be so pleased to see me. She went, ‘Bloody hell, you’re getting fat.”’

Overly sensitive people
”Nobody has the right not to be offended. When I make a joke about a starving African or Stephen Hawking, that joke’s on me. Clearly I’m the idiot there.”

Regrets
”I’m not one of those comedians who think comedy is their conscience taking a day off. My conscience never takes a day off. I can justify every joke I’ve ever done.”