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Ricky Gervais: His Greatest Celeb Roasts That Left Stars Smoldering

Ricky Gervais has to be one of the best at the game of roasting. Comedian, actor, director, and writer, Ricky Gervais has roasted celebrities on several occasions. He is the most savage and brutal at roasting celebs and sometimes it leaves them smoldering. Sometimes it has even created an issue between him and the celebs who became victims of roasts. All one hopes while going to an event hosted by him is to not be spotted by the comedian. Here are some of the greatest roasts by Ricky Gervais that left stars smoldering. 

Mel Gibson got roasted for his drinking habits

Mel Gibson was roasted by Ricky Gervais
Mel Gibson

One of the most frequent targets of Ricky Gervais’s roasts is Mel Gibson. But the best so far has to be the 2010s Golden Globe Awards. It had just been four years since the DUI incident of Mel Gibson. Plus the comments he had made during his arrest had tarnished his image. His presence at the award show was kind of like his comeback. But Ricky Gervais did not go easy on him. He roasted the celeb for his drinking habit. The situation between the two got more intense when Gervais had to introduce Mel Gibson in 2016 at the Golden Globes. Some of his comments had to be censored by the award show. 

Ricky Gervais roasted Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor

Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor were roasted by Ricky Gervais
Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor

If you think the Mel Gibson incident was a terrible roast, wait till you hear this one. The joke he made about the two made everyone’s jaw drop. At the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, he made a joke about Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor starring in I Love You Phillip Morris. He did not really take the name but his joke on Scientologists in the closet was easy for the audience to understand. The audience laughed and gasped at the joke. Anyone who has watched South Park knows towards whom the joke was directed.

Caitlyn Jenner joke was a bit too far

Caitlyn Jenner was roasted by Ricky Gervais
Caitlyn Jenner

After a four-year hiatus, when Ricky Gervais came back to host Golden Globes in 2016, some hoped it would be different this year. But they were wrong. He came back with a beer and a lot of insults. At first, he started by saying he would not be making rude jokes and will be nice. Only after a few minutes, he was over it and went on to make a joke about Caitlyn Jenner. He made a roast comment about the accident the celeb and Kim Howe had. The latter died in the crash. And if you think it was a bit too far, it is the nicest Ricky Gervais can be.

Jennifer Lopez was a victim of roasts too

Jennifer Lopez is roasted by Ricky Gervais
Jennifer Lopez

The 2011 Golden Globes was a mess thanks to Ricky Gervais hosting it. And if you think that Jeremy Renner’s comment on Jennifer Lopez being there was bad, you need to go and check out Ricky Gervais’s speech. The celeb came from a humble background but made her name in the industry. And this became the perfect roast material for the comedian. In an interview, Jennifer Lopez had shared that she warned him backstage that she is not afraid of fights. But it did not stop him. But some would say she was let off easy compared to some others.

Charlie Sheen was Ricky Gervais’s target

Charlie Sheen roasted by Ricky Gervais
Charlie Sheen

Another 2011 Golden Globe incident was Ricky Gervais targeting Charlie Sheen. It had not been long since Charlie Sheen was fired from Two and A Half Men. And Ricky Gervais could not let the chance of making a joke on it go. He used the punchline “Eat pieces of Sheen for breakfast” and did not stop there. He even joked about the celeb’s escapades with Capri Anderson. That is how the comedian opened the show.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.