Judd Apatow, the cash cow comedy producer (Judd Apacashcow?) did not like Ricky Gervais’ brash hosting style on the Golden Globes. To voice his disdain, Apatow, while he was hosting the Producers Guild Awards, explained why certain jokes were unfair and too mean spirited; then proceeded to deliver the exact same jokes directed at Gervais’ weight and film career. Remember when Gervais said NOBODY has seen The Tourist. . .?
Apatow said, [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] 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.”
The joke seemed to work better when Gervais told it. What do you think? Does Apatow have a point or is he pandering?