Ricky Gervais is hosting the Golden Globes for the fourth time Sunday (Jan. 10) and regular viewers are already eagerly anticipating his questionable jokes and antics that are sure to come during the show.
If the red carpet is any indication, Gervais is already one-and-a-half sheets to the wind. When speaking to E!’s Ryan Seacrest, Gervais jokes, “I’m heavily sedated, under doctor’s orders [laughs].”
When Seacrest asks him what he already has in his system, Gervais manages to eke out “just a little bit of, um,” before dissolving into more giggles. His longtime partner, Jane Fallon, quips that Gervais drinks “before, during, after” the Globes, as a perfect segue into Seacrest flashing this photo on screen, which is from last year’s Globes after-party:
Gervais also reveals that during rehearsal, he told about 10 jokes that are completely NSFW — and absolutely none of them will ever see the light of day.
“[I did it] to get it out of my system. I don’t know when I can ever use those jokes. I just did it for the crowd,” says Gervais.
What viewers wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall in that rehearsal …