Joe Rogan explains why he loved Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes speech

Published: 7/Jan/2020 10:32 Updated: 5/May/2020 16:21

by Calum Patterson


Joe Rogan couldn’t get enough of Ricky Gervais’ now-viral speech from the 77th annual Golden Globes awards, where the British comedian served up a brutal monologue about the wealthiest elites and corporations present in the room.

In his fifth and final time hosting the Golden Globes, fans and attendees have come to expect some rather on-the-nose jokes from Gervais, who adopts a Don Rickles-style of insult comedy during his opening segments.

However, for the 2020 ceremony, Gervais took things up a notch, and Joe Rogan couldn’t stop laughing about the incredible speech on the latest episode of his podcast.

NBCRicky Gervais captured the world with his outspoken speech.

Rogan was joined on 1406th episode of the Joe Rogan Experience by another comedian, Brian Redban, and the pair heaped praise on Gervais’ bravery and comedic talents.

Although he didn’t watch the ceremony live, Rogan explained that, like millions of others, he saw the clips surfacing online from the Hollywood event. He particularly enjoyed when Gervais joked that celebrities shouldn’t use their award speeches to make political statements.

“I was like ‘thank you, thank you Ricky, thank you.’ That guy, he’s out there swinging from the hip, chin up, telling it like it is, I love it.”


Redban admired that Gervais had called out Apple for using “sweatshops” – while the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, sat in the crowd.

“Dude, how crazy was that” Rogan said, “he went after Apple, then he said if ISIS opened up a studio, you’ll all be sending your resumes […] Good for him.”

The team then debated if Gervais had the speech pre-written, given that the production team had cuts to the audience prepared, but Rogan thinks the comedian may have just done his own thing.

“I don’t know man, he’s so badass, he might be able to do whatever he wants,” he explained, “he’s Ricky Gervais, he’s got the ability to say ‘oh, I’ll do it, but I’ll do it this way, and only this way’ – and they’re like ‘ok Ricky, we love you.'”

Gervais has, perhaps unsurprisingly, had to bat down some critics of his monologue, with commentators on both sides of the political spectrum accusing him of leaning one way or the other.

Responding, Gervais made clear that his mockery of those in the room that night was the furthest thing from ‘right-wing’, as some had suggested.

At least we know Joe Rogan was a fan, as were plenty of others, with the clip of the speech having been watched millions and millions of times already, spreading like wildfire on social media.

Perhaps, if fans are lucky enough, Rogan might get Gervais on his podcast, which has had numerous A-list celebrities on in the past. It would undoubtedly make for a legendary episode. Rogan and Gervais once appeared on a podcast together in 2014, the Opie & Anthony show.


James Charles sparks heated beef with rapper Asian Doll over makeup artist fees

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:17

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles has started some unexpected beef with rapper Asian Doll after she made a divisive tweet over the price some makeup artists charge for their work.

James Charles is known for getting into the occasional Twitter spat with high-profile celebrities; in August 2020, the YouTuber called out music artist Alicia Keys for her then-unreleased skincare line, which he mistakenly interpreted as another celebrity cash-grab in the makeup biz. (This was not the case.)

Now, it seems that Charles has struck up a feud with none other than Dallas-based rapper Asian Doll — the first female rapper to be signed to Gucci Mane’s very own record label, 1017 Eskimo Records.

It all started over a post Asian Doll made on January 15, where she took issue with makeup artists charging hefty fees for their services.


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“If you charge over $150 to do a face of makeup, you can go to hell, respectfully,” she wrote.

Charles was quick to clap back: “What a stupid tweet. One foundation can cost $50, artists have to buy EVERY SHADE for their kit, & thats just the first step…Either pay an artist’s rate for their time & skill, do it yourself, OR get it done at a counter and risk looking busted.”

It seems that Charles’ reply has sparked an avalanche of backlash against him from Asian Doll’s fans, with many accusing him of overstepping his bounds.

Charles has apparently messed with the wrong rapper, as Asian Doll was also quick to fire shots at the beauty guru in a series of additional tweets.

“What a dumb a** to be in my business replying to something that has absolutely nothing to do with you. I’m having a debate about HOOD PRICES baby, stay over there in HOLLYWOOD where they having you looking GHOST,” she wrote — most likely referring to the infamous photo of James Charles wearing foundation several shades lighter than his natural skin tone.

“Literally stop robbing the poor,” the rapper added in a now-deleted reply. “All I’m saying is people shouldn’t have to pay over $150 for a face, DATS IT!”

It seems that Asian Doll’s post has stirred up quite the debate regarding the value and pricing of makeup artists’ time and work in her comments section — but James’ involvement in the conversation has sparked another kind of conversation, altogether.