Just for kicks, Ricky Gervais pens an Oscars monologue for Anne Hathaway and James Franco
Image Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBCHey, remember how Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes a couple times? Well, that makes him something of an awards show expert — even if his latest outing wasn’t exactly well-received by everyone. The Office creator flexed his dormant hosting muscle on his blog this week, where he posted a monologue that Academy Awards hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway can feel free to use “in case they have a few minutes to fill.” The fake opener is predictably colorful. Here’s an excerpt:
… And so on. Most of Gervais’s proposed jokes, in fact, target Gervais himself. Though they’re fairly funny, they also kind of make you want to roll your eyes. Everyone else is over what happened at the Globes, Ricky; by now, you should be too. There’s no need to play the martyr.
What do you think, PopWatchers — would you like to see Hathaway and Franco break out some Gervais-penned jokes on their big night?