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Judd Apatow Bites Back At Ricky Gervais!

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We guess people are STILL sour about Ricky Gervais' recent hosting gig at the Golden Globe Awards!

Although a fair amount of celebrities have come to the support of the comedian, who shocked many with his brutal digs at everyone from Tim Allen to Robert Downey, Jr. at the awards ceremony, director Judd Apatow was surprisingly not too happy with the material, and bit back BIG TIME while hosting the Producers Guild Awards over the weekend!

He reportedly said:

“What did you think of Ricky Gervais? I didn’t like him. I thought he was mean. He had that joke about the guy on Lost. He said he ate everybody else. Let’s be honest — Ricky Gervais just lost weight. Even now he’s four pounds away from not being allowed to do a joke like that. Did he lose weight just to make fat jokes? You think that’s how mean he is?"

"I think (Charlie Sheen) he’s an OK target. The people at CBS have said as long as he shows up on time, knows his lines, he can do whatever he wants."

“(Gervais) says the characters were two-dimensional. Then he says he hasn’t seen The Tourist. So as a comedian, that’s not fair, is it? To make jokes about a movie you haven’t seen. I can’t do a joke about (Gervais’s movie) The Invention of Lying because I haven’t seen it. You haven’t seen it. None of us have seen it. So the joke would not work.”

"(Gervais) made a joke about Tim Allen who was standing next to Tom Hanks. Who looks good standing next to Tom Hanks? We all look like a piece of shit standing next to Tom Hanks. Warren Buffet would look like a piece of shit next to Tom Hanks. Tim Allen did 200 episodes of Home Improvement. He was in three of the highest grossing movies of all time. And his latest just crossed the one billion mark. Whereas The Invention Of Lying made $18 million dollars worldwide…leave Tim Allen alone.”

Damn! He really thought this one through, didn't he?!

As much as we can sort of see why everyone is so up in arms - some of the jokes definitely DID push the limits, albeit HIGHlariously - we definitely think that by continuing to talk about it, Ricky is just getting more press, and in the end, winning!

Seriously, though! We're shocked as to why so many people are shocked about this - did they really expect anything different from his material?

Whatevs! Time to let this one go, folks!

Live and learn! LOLz!


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49 comments to “Judd Apatow Bites Back At Ricky Gervais!”

  1. 1

    haha what a loser. Judd put way too much time and effort into analyzing his jokes then came up with a comeback. ROFL. Someone wants to get into the news.

  2. 2

    While I personally thought the tone of the evening was too mean spirited for the occasion I think for Apatow to equate leaving Tim Allen alone because he makes money pretty frightening! I didn't think it fair to bring up Downey's pretty long ago mistakes-he's moved past them, let's celebrate that instead!

    The producers (?) of that awards show should have stayed on top of things and they are embarrassed because the entire world can see they didn't do THEIR jobs! They were to produce a satisfying-to-their-audience program. They are the failures here.

  3. 3

    These people really need to get a life. I thought it was quite humorous. Sometimes the truth does sting a little bit but that comes with this profession. Has anyone heard of the roast? And that is considered an honor!

  4. 4

    I think Judd sounds like a pansy who needs a hug from his mommy, however, I don't get why people are so hard on Allen. IMO, he's a funny guy who's extremely successful. I grew up on Home Improvement…….and JTT…….. :)

  5. 5

    Rich people arguing who gives a damn!!!!

  6. 6

    Ricky Gervais insulted privileged rich actors. Judd Apatow's films (albeit arguably) insult ALL women. And as a women, I still find Judd's films funny. Judd has no right to criticize Ricky.

    Ricky is much funnier and if you watch his stand up, his humor is quite intelligent. And personally, I think more so than Judd.

  7. 7

    Perez you'd be crying and calling for action if he said anything about you..

  8. KatMG says – reply to this


    judd apatow is a whiny bitch. And actually he didn't think his answers through at all. If he actually ever listed to gervais's comedy routines, he would know that what he did was still toned to down to what he usually he says. Gervais also routinely makes fun of himself including pointing out that fact that he used to be fat. Also, why is he defending a morbidly obese character that has been the pun of comedians' LOST jokes for years now. If anything, Gervais's joke on that is slightly old. And if this guy is going to point out that we shouldn't comment on things that are not our business or that we don't know anything about then he should shut the fuck up and let tim allen and the fat guy from LOST fight their own battles and speak for themselves.

  9. 9

    ugh. this is coming from the guy behind such crass, unfunny shit like 40 y.o. virgin. hey newsflash, apatow, steve carrell was a star of the office, the brainchild of gervais! apatow really needs to take that stick clogging his jewish ass & relax.

  10. 10

    When did everyone become whiny little bitches?

  11. 11

    I've never found Ricky Gervais funny, and I agree with Apatow on basically all points he made.

  12. 12

    I hate Judd Apatow, but I hate Ricky Gervais even more.
    He is your typical gay fat guy that loses some weight and thinks he is hot shit now and comes out mean.
    You know why gay guys get beat up? It is not because they are gay, it is because they are usually assholes.

    Apatow destroyed him and was right on every point.

  13. 13

    Wait…this says that Apatow, "REPORTEDLY" said this. Reportedly said to whom? I find it very, very hard to believe he said this. Apatow has a very good sense of humor and makes fun of everyone. Absolutely everyone so I find it shocking that he would be up in arms about Gervais' comments. I want to know who he "reportedly" said this to. If he DID say it, it's a total dick thing to say.

  14. 14

    Comedians can make fun of people no matter how much their movie grossed. Celebrities take themselves too seriously and need an ego check every once in a while. Ricky Gervais was funny. People need to get the stick out of their ass.

  15. 15

    what a f'n douche! does he do this at every stand-up show?

  16. 16

    What a twat. I used to like Apatow but he's shown he is just like the rest…sucking celeb cock in hopes one will be in his movies. And for those saying it was mean, or the tone was bad, fuck yourselves. It's entertainment, he is supposed to do that and the people he picked on deserved it. Tom Cruise is a creepy little closeted homo in a creepy big religion, deal with it.

  17. 17

    the people who were offended by this clearly aren't fans of ricky and haven't listened to much of his work, as compared to most of his stuff, this was not offensive in the slightest. i don't personally have any problem with him digging in on celebrities, if it is actually funny…but his performance at the GGs wasn't funny at all in my opinion (this is coming from a huge fan, I have listened to all the podcasts and the XFM show many, many times)…I guess generally I'm not a huge fan of his stand up….I feel like you're not allowed to be critical when it comes to Ricky, he tends not to take it very well which makes him come across as pretty insecure. Honestly it's funny he brings up the fat joke thing, no Ricky definitely did not lose weight in order to make fat jokes, he's had the obesity schtick along with Steve and Karl for many years, even when he was quite overweight. Some saw it as hypocritical, really at first he was being self-deprecating which made his rants more relatable, like around 2006…but gradually they did become increasingly less about jokes, and more about serious and quite malicious rants, like questioning why overweight kids aren't bullied more, saying that they should wake up and be completely ashamed of who they are…

  18. 18

    dont be so over sensitive, jesus!

  19. zoey says – reply to this


    Maybe all this talk about it will make ricky look at himself …

    Judd is completely right and by the way ..this was not a roast !

    He did a horrid job and hopefully will learn from it

  20. zoey says – reply to this


    Re: JosiePants

    … so true !

  21. 21

    What a douchebag. All these self-important Hollywood assholes need to lighten up. And who the fuck is Judd Apatow again? I can't recall ever seeing anything with him in it. Maybe that's why he's yapping, to get some limelight.

  22. gooby says – reply to this


    sorry, gervais was FUNNY!. interesting comment about the studio's perception of charlie sheen too.. what they really MEANT to say was that as long as sheen's making them MONEY, he can do what he wants. the dont' care less about his obvious drug and alcohol addiction.. the same holds true for any a-list star - do what you want as long as the money's rolling in. to the rest of us, charlie sheen is a drug-addicted spoiled brat - surrounded by 'yes men' on his pay role - and frankly he seems doomed. and apatow didn't like the tim allen joke? LOL i dont care HOW much he's made the studios (back to the money again, huh judd?).. tim allen is a dreadful actor.. it was one of the funniest moments on the broadcast! by the way judd.. just how DID you jump from obscurity to becoming an a-lister in such a fast amount of time? i think your really talented but can you say 'connections and/or nepotism'?

  23. 23

    ummm…who cares?! Big hollywood babies…get over yourself! Geez - can't believe Judd Apatow of all people can't take a joke….wtf??

  24. 24

    I personally did not think there was anything wrong with Ricky's stand up act. Though I do feel as if he has become waaaaayyyy to cocky now a days.

  25. 25

    To be honest I find those types of insult jokes to be a bit of a cop out, I mean he's just reciting people's misfortunes. It's like that time Dane Cook called out Vanessa Hudgens for her nude pics. It's like okay, good for you, you see what we all see. Although at least Gervais is more refreshing in his delivery.

  26. 26

    Im sensing a touch of obsessive-compulsive here. That "impromptu" comment took way too much time to memorize. Judd needs to learn a hobby and loosen up. Or seek counseling.

  27. 27

    It's over with - time to move on.

  28. 28

    like he is in any position to judge what is funny…ive had funny shits than him.

  29. 29

    a) considering the calibre of hunour that judd apatow is involved with, he should shut the fuck up.

    b) making fun of fat people is funny, even if you're fat yourself.

    c) tim allen is a loser, deal with it.

    d) would you americans get a fucking sense of humour already? PATHETIC!

  30. 30

    Re: TruBloodDrinker – He did say it. At the Producer's Guild Awards.

  31. 31

    I love Ricky. He was hilarious! People are just over-reacting. Believe me, there are far worst things that these rich and famous people do. He only joked about what we all already know and have read about. These filthy rich, egotistical, weirdos have more strange things in their closets than you or I can even imagine.

  32. 32

    god what a typically american answer to something which clearly had no meaning or depth to it. and it also so typically of an american to have a go at his appearance (he couldn't give a shit what he looks like and reguarly makes jokes that hes fat and ugly-i know thats a foreign concept to you guys but some countries aren't completely vacuous.) this guy needs to get a life very quickly. fucking hell.

  33. 33

    I love how people try to defend Gervais by saying that he attacked rich and famous celebrities so it is ok, based on your jealousy of these people.

    You do know that the same Gervais that you are defending is also a rich and famous celebrity, right idiots?

  34. 34

    So many of Apatow's comments in my opinion could be seen as PRO-GERVAIS if he just thought about it. Okay, NO ONE is anything next to Tom Hanks, so that joke could have been cracked at ANYONE, not directed at Tim Allen perse. I thought that was what made it funny. I love that Gervais took a nasty stab at insiders. It should humble them when all they are used to is ass-kissing. Don't they get the opposite all year long? And also, I loved seeing which actors actually knew to laugh at this and themselves. It meant they aren't so thin-skinned. THE TOURIST was universally a joke in some circles, so what would it matter that Gervais jumped on that band wagon- having seen it or not? Judd Apatow's comedies often make women look like total shews. He can be totally tasteless. I guess he just 'gets' his own tastelessness and not Ricky's, hence his ability to think he is some authority to criticize. Funny because he too gets panned for many UN-PC material/writing. You'd think he'd have a sense of humor about it.

  35. 35

    This explains why Apatow's movies are bottom rung humor. He has none himself.

    Seriously, did he actually analye each joke to determine if they were acceptable? He should have just got on his knees if he wants to kiss that much ass.

  36. 36

    Hey Ricky, shave Gervais.

  37. 37

    uhg Judd's such a looser, go cry into your mountain of cash you twonk.

  38. 38

    What a shitty whiny bitch with no sense of humor.Judd needs to get a life,his movies suck anyway.

  39. 39

    wow.. hmm.. I just think rich people lost a sense of humor.. i really thought it was funny everything.. I guess Ricki would have been perfect for MTV.. I remember Jim Carey saying something about how Actors are now afraid to just be human and be made fun of, be asked hard questions in interviews.. you have an easy life besides the fact people gossip about you and stalk you..

  40. 40

    I think Judd is an uptight prick.

  41. 41


  42. 42

    hahaha wooow he is really upset!! he is a comedian! we all love mean jokes about celebs, celebs don't like it but the public does, there are more public than celebs watching so fuck you! he did great!

  43. 43

    I can't decide if it should be considered more sad or more desperate that Apatow said this at the Producer's Guild Awards. The WHAT awards? Shouldn't he, of all people, realize that comedy shouldn't be censored? What makes things worse is that his whiny comments are also kissing major Hollywood ass. He really didn't do himself any favors by making boring jokes about someone's much funnier jokes.

  44. 44

    boo hoo

  45. 45

    that's kind of lame, whining about how someone else takes jabs and then go even lower (saying that nobody watched gervais' movie and that it made less money than tim allen's last one). plus, tim allen was ok with RG's speech, so why is judd apatow mad about it?

  46. 46

    All that's happened is that there is now international and incontrevertable proof that Americans don't have a sense of humour. If you don't get the jokes then let it go - don't keep bitching about it, you just keep proving how stupid and ignorant you are. I love Ricky and I love that he held a mirror up to America and celebrity and showed everybody how ridiculously insane it all is.

  47. 47

    Re: Angus8 – Ricky Gervais isn't gay - get your facts right

  48. 48

    i agree with the fat jokes comment and the making fun of a movie you haven't seen. but did Angie who laughed at her own nominationand her costar depp took that very badly? i'd love to think they did not!

  49. 49

    Well Apattow has the right to say he didn't find it funny. we are happy gervais took some serious shot at members of the hollyweird arist, we should then let someone take a shot at gervais it is only nature if he didn't find those jokes very funny