Ricky Gervais Monologue: Did He Go Too Far?

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You know what you get when you hire Ricky Gervais as an awards show host.

And the Golden Globes especially knows what it is going to get, considering it has hired Ricky Gervais as host four times now.

You're going to get a host who has no problem taking aim at pretty much anyone at Hollywood, along with someone who sometimes focuses on very easy targets with supposedly "edgy" shots and insults.

And that's exactly what he did to open the 2016 Golden Globe Awards.

"It's only right that NBC hosts this awards show," Gervais said early on in his monologue.

"They’re the only network that’s truly fair and impartial, and that’s because they’re the only network with zero nominations. So … nothing in it for 'em tonight. They don’t care, obviously."

That was pretty funny.

But Gervais later made multiple jokes at the expense of women in Hollywood and how they are paid less than their male counterparts.

Most controversially of all, he used a woman's death as a source of humor.

"I've changed," he says in the following video.

"Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously. Now Caitlyn Jenner, of course. What a year she's had. She became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes.

"She didn't do a lot for women drivers, but you can't have everything, can ya?"

That final quip is a reference to a fatal car accident that took place in February, when Bruce was behind the wheel in a crash that actually took a woman's life.

Did Gervais go too far by making light of this tragedy? Or is anything fair game when you're a comedian?

Watch the monologue below and give Gervais an overall grade now:

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