Jon Stewart to Ricky Gervais on the Golden Globes: '[You] hurt my self-esteem'
Ricky Gervais didn’t bring it up, but two minutes into his chat with Jon Stewart last night, he found himself again discussing his controversial hosting performance at this year’s Golden Globes. Stewart, an awards show vet himself, felt the Brit owed him an apology: “Here’s what you have to apologize about for the Golden Globes: Making people like me, who have also hosted these events, feel inadequate by being that funny. By going out there and being hilarious.”
Gervais seemed unsure if there was a “but… ” coming, to be followed by some back-handed compliment, but Stewart was sincere in his admiration and the crowd approved. Gervais, who was on the show pimping his HBO special, Talking Funny, displayed some weariness from the exhaustive criticism: “This is what I think I should apologize for about the Golden Globes: F— all!”
From there, the two cracked each other up, poking fun at the uptight stuffed shirts who just didn’t get his sense of humor. Take a look at the extended, uncensored clips.