As the self-deprecating creator and star of The Office, Ricky Gervais mostly skewered himself and mundanity. As a thoughtful stand-up, his material investigates animals and atheism. Yet the toothy zings he's lobbed at stars during awards-show appearances in the last few years, and in particular while hosting the Golden Globes in January, have eclipsed an otherwise unantagonistic career.
Here, the best 10 of his recent barbs.
By Jane Borden