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In this image released by NBC, host Ricky Gervais speaks during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater) In this image released by NBC, host Ricky Gervais speaks during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)  

Top 5 funniest Ricky Gervais 2012 Golden Globes jokes

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

I probably haven’t watched any type of Hollywood awards ceremony since I was five, but after seeing YouTube clips of British comedian Ricky Gervais’s performance hosting the Golden Globes last year and bashing those in attendance, I figured it may be worthwhile to watch his encore performance this year.

How wrong I was.

Gervais didn’t bring his A-game tonight, but here are his five best quips anyway:

5)  ”For our next category we have two presenters. One is in a huge international hit, ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.’ The second, as we’ve heard, made her mark in comedy this summer by defecating into a sink. Amazingly, that’s still less demeaning than what most of you have done to make it in show business.”

4)  “Our next presenter is the Queen of Pop. Not you, Elton [John]. Sit down. She’s all woman.”

3) “Tonight you get Britain’s biggest comedian, hosting the world’s second biggest awards show, on America’s third biggest network. Sorry, is it? Four. It’s four.”

2)  Speaking of Colin Firth: “What you don’t know about him is he’s very racist. Very. I mean, really nasty stuff. Also, I’ve seen him punch a little blind kitten.”

1) “Who needs the Oscars? Not me — and not Eddie Murphy. He walked out on ‘em. He said ‘no.’ Good for him. But when the man who said ‘yes’ to ‘Norbit’ says ‘no’ to you, you know you’re in trouble.”

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