British-born Ricky Dene Gervais is well-known in the entertainment industry. His versatility cuts across many sections like comedy, acting, writing, and directing. However, one skill that stands out among his many-faceted career prospects is his comedy.
Fans of the industry already know Gervais to be quite brutal when he climbs the stage. His bag of tricks contains uncensored jokes and jibes, which he wields as he wishes when given the opportunity. The comedian has also shown he loves to engage his fellow A-listers in a war of words at award ceremonies.
Some of his colleagues do not mind his jokes, as they presumed he is only acting out his character. For others, Gervais’ punchlines hit too hard, making them have a huge issue with him picking on them.
To prevent herself from becoming the butt of his many jokes, multi-hyphenate, Jennifer Lopez proactively sought the comedian and warned him vehemently that he might pay a dear price if he ever threw shades at her. Keep scrolling for more details.
Jennifer Lopez Is Scared Of Geravais’ Comedy
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lopez’s perception of Gervais’ comedy might be a tad bit unpleasant. She once described him as “gutsy” for spewing savage commentary whenever he gets the mic on any platform.
“He’s very gutsy,” Lopez said. “It takes a lot of guts to get up there and make the comments he made and go for that type of comedy.” “I’m sure in his mind it was all in good fun. But in the room, being in the room, it was like, eek.”
When Lopez planned on attending the Golden Globes, she knew that seeing Gervais was inevitable. She was concerned that he might go after her as he had done to her other colleagues.
Deep down in her heart, she knew she could not handle his hot takes and felt she should find a means to nip it in the bud. Luckily for her, while getting ready backstage, she saw Gervais and quickly went after him.
Jennifer Lopez Threat-Filled Rant To Ricky Gervais
Per The Hollywood Reporter, the pop singer approached Gervais with a mind to tell him off. However, her rant did more than that and might have scared the bejeezus out of him.
“Then, when I go backstage to present, I’m backstage with Alec Baldwin, we are about to walk out, and Ricky shows up. I say, ‘Listen! I will kill you, you understand, I am from New York, my husband fights, we both fight, we will beat you up after the show— with a couple of bleep bleeps in there.”
After the slight altercation, Gervais mounted the stage as the host of the Golden Globes Awards. The comedian came after his usual suspects as expected— but only threw a lame crack at Lopez that was clearly not one of his best works.
Later on, Lopez would claim that his timid jab was because he was afraid of her threats. “I scared him,” she said.
Mel Gibson Wanted To Strangle Gervais
Given the opportunity, most A-listers who had felt the sting of Gervais’s unfiltered words might want to unleash a tirade of abuse on him. As per Daily Mail, “Brave Heart” star Mel Gibson prefers a more physical means to exact his revenge.
At the 2016 Golden Globes, Gervais was the host instead of his Hollywood counterpart, Jimmy Fallon. While acting out his role, he dished comedic jabs at his audience. Ultimately, he took a well-aimed shot at Gibson.
Although Gibson laughed it off at that time, he was actually mad at his colleague.
“I remember after the last experience with Ricky, I wanted to strangle him,” Gibson admitted.
The “Passion of the Christ” director further disclosed that he would rather have Fallon as host, noting that he was more civil with his words.
Gervais Does Not Tell His Jokes Out Of Spite
Gervais’s involvement in any Golden Globe Award ceremony is unique for his brutal comedy laced with hot takes about celebrities and their culture. Sometimes this could feel like there was some bad blood between him and the recipient of his jokes.
However, the comedian thinks otherwise as he maintains that he has no ill-will towards his colleagues. He disclosed this view in an interview with The Independent.
“I’ve got nothing against anyone being a celebrity or being famous,” Gervais said.
He also revealed that he does not think he has joked too much to give people ammunition against him.
“I think that is the mistake people make. They think that every joke is a window to the comedian’s soul – because I wrote it and performed it under my own name, that, that’s really me,” Gervais said. “And that is not true. I’ll flip a joke halfway through and change my stance to make the joke better.”