This is the only joke Gervais regrets…
Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes recently and told his most merciless jokes on stage. Gervais has not regretted any of his jokes except one back in 2011 which was directed at Tim Allen.
Gervais said, “The first [presenter] is an actor, producer, writer and director whose movies have grossed over $3.5 billion at the box office. The other is Tim Allen.” Later he told THR, “I didn’t want Tim Allen to think, ‘Oh, that was written for me. ‘Why me?’ Well, because you were standing next to Tom Hanks.”
Tim Allen responded to the joke saying, “Perhaps I didn’t get it… I wasn’t the only one. Tom [Hanks] and I even said [at the time]: ‘I didn’t really get it. It’s like he didn’t finish the joke. It just went flat.’ Later that night he said, ‘It didn’t go so well.’ He kind of apologized.”
Tim Allen’s presence demands so much respect that even a harsh comedian apologized for making a joke about Allen. Read the rest of the story here.
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