After Life: Ricky Gervais throws tomato in series three blooper
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Ricky Gervais, 60, once made headlines over his highly controversial speech at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. During the scathing monologue, the comic took aim at stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dame Judi Dench and James Corden.
However, the notorious Hollywood-themed speech was not the first or last time Ricky would face backlash.
Now Ricky has set out to “get cancelled” with brand-new show Armageddon as he will be “treating it like it’s my last one ever”.
He told Heat magazine: “One thing I’ve decided to definitely do, and can’t wait to start on, is my new stand-up show, which is going to be called Armageddon.
“I’m treating it like it’s my last one ever. It won’t be, but I want to put everything into it.
“I want to try and get cancelled. No, I just want to go all-out there.”
He went on: “It’s about the end of the world and how we’re going to destroy ourselves for lots of reasons, whether it’s media stupidity, or the actual end of the world.”
This isn’t the first time Ricky has hinted he might want to step back amid mention of this potentially being his “last” show.
Writing on Twitter last week, he penned: “I will never get over the reaction to After Life and I’ll probably never better it. Maybe I should retire. Or die. Yes. That’s my cunning plan.”
Ricky recently admitted he had to tell the Golden Globes’ bosses never to ask him to host again.
He explained that if he is asked, he might be tempted to repeat his scathing attack on Hollywood’s most popular figures.
However, this year the glamorous event took place a little differently as it was not televised and there was no star-studded red carpet.
The ceremony was dropped by NBC following accusations of corruption and a lack of diversity.
During his infamous speech, Ricky addressed an exposé in the Los Angeles Times which claimed that there was not a single black person in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the awards.
He said: “The Hollywood Foreign Press are all very racist”, seconds after quipping that they “can barely speak English”.
“Many talented people of colour were snubbed in major categories,” he added.
He continued: “We were going to do an In Memoriam this year, but when I saw the list of people who died, it wasn’t diverse enough.
“No, it was mostly white people and I thought, nah, not on my watch. Maybe next year. Let’s see what happens.”
In an interview with LADbible last month, Ricky said he planned to “never do it again”.
He said: “It could be the Golden Globes could offer me 10 million for 10 minutes work, and I’d be an idiot, I’d be a liar, to say I wouldn’t consider it.
“But at the moment, given I’ve done it five times, it got better and better for me – I enjoyed them all, but it got better – and I’m planning never to do it again.
“I’ve asked them not to ask me because I can be persuaded, that’s true. You know, it’s not a principle.”
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