Comedian Ricky Gervais' 8 most controversial jokes as host of 2020 Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais arrives to the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020. -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

English stand-up comedian, actor and host, Ricky Gervais, definitely did not hold back any of his jokes when he delivered his monologue at last night’s (5 January) 2020 Golden Globes. This is the fifth and last time the comedian will be hosting the event, so he’s happy to take a (mean) jab at his peers.

These are some of the best jokes he’s delivered (you can also watch his jab at Dame Judi Dench in the video below).

On management execs

“But tonight isn’t just about the people in front of the camera. In this room are some of the most important film and TV executives in the world. People from every background, but they all have one thing in common. They’re all terrified of Ronan Farrow. He’s coming for you.”

On Felicity Huffman who served prison time

“I came here in a limo tonight . . . and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman.”

On a lack of representation

“Many talented people of colour were snubbed in major categories. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do about that because the Hollywood Foreign Press are all very, very racist.”

On Leonardo DiCaprio

“Speaking of long movies, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was almost three hours long. Leonardo DiCaprio went to the premiere, and by the time it was over, his date was too old for him. Even Prince Andrew, was like, come on mate, you’re almost 50.”

Taking a jab at Cats

“The world got to see James Corden as a fat pussy this year. He was also in the movie Cats.”

“But Dame Judi Dench defended Cats, saying it was the role she was born to play. . . . At home, she likes to sit on the floor naked, lift her leg, and clean her asshole*.”

*Note: TV bleeped out the last word

On Jeffrey Epstein

“You could binge-watch the entire first season of After Life instead of watching this show (the Golden Globes). That’s a show about a man who wants to kill himself because his wife dies of cancer, and it’s still more fun than this. Spoiler alert, Season 2 is on the way, so in the end, he obviously didn’t kill himself. Just like Jeffrey Epstein. Shut up. I know he’s your friend, but I don’t care.”

On The Morning Show

“Apple roared into the TV game with The Morning Show, a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China.”