Editor's Viewpoint: Joker in the pack
Ricky Gervais sailed very close to the wind with his barbed gags at the Golden Globes film awards, but since it was his second year hosting the show, the organisers should have known what they were getting.
In any case it was an impossible audience of Hollywood A-listers - no matter what he said, someone was bound to feel uncomfortable. So while the audience in the auditorium squirmed, many of the watching TV audience probably enjoyed the spectacle. After all there is nothing as cheering as watching a lot of smug people getting the smiles wiped off their face by a smug comedian.