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Jon Stewart demands apology from Ricky Gervais for Golden Globes

April 15, 2011 |  9:36 am

Ricky_Gervais_golden_globes_newsWhen Ricky Gervais visited "The Daily Show" on Thursday, former Oscar host Jon Stewart took Gervais to task for his recent job emceeing the Golden Globes.

"Here's what you have to apologize about for the Golden Globes," Stewart harrumphed. "Making people like me -- who've also hosted these events -- feel inadequate by being that funny. It hurt my self-esteem, and I think you do owe me an apology."

"This is what I think I should apologize for about the Golden Globes," Gervais replied, then uttered an obscenity bleeped out of the racy telecast. "If they ever came to my standup, their heads would explode. That was toned down, that was daytime TV. What did I say that was so bad?"

On David Letterman's show, Gervais recently said about his Globes gig: "I didn't think I did anything wrong. They were just jokes. I did nothing wrong, and I wouldn't apologize for it. ... These people are the most privileged, richest people in the world. If you can't joke about them, what can you make a joke about?"

-- Tom O'Neil

Photo: Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes. Credit: NBC