Belfast Telegraph

Gervais ready for Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais, who is preparing to host the Golden Globes again after a controversial performance last year, has said he would rather get laughs than gasps - but he cherishes the gasps too.

Ricky drew a sharp reaction to his jokes as host last year, with actor Robert Downey Jr calling the evening mean-spirited.

The comedian joked that he came back partly to "annoy" the people who said he would never be invited back. The Globes will take place on Sunday.

Ricky said at a news conference that he is not trying to hurt anyone or give them a bad night, but ultimately does not care what people think.

He said: "I stand by my jokes."

Asked who his targets would be this year, he said: "Targets isn't a word I'd use. Subjects."

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