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Gervais jokes fall flat with Apatow

Published 19/01/2011 | 12:47

Ricky Gervais' jokes have been given the thumbs down from Judd Apatow
Ricky Gervais' jokes have been given the thumbs down from Judd Apatow

Ricky Gervais' edgy Golden Globes jokes have failed to impress Knocked Up creator Judd Apatow.

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The director, whose other hits include Anchorman and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, took to Twitter to register his criticism of the British comic's performance.

Judd told followers online: "I thought Joan Rivers did a wonderful job hosting the Golden Globes."

He later tweeted: "If anyone has any jokes that they think are better than Ricky Gervais' post here and I will read the winners and say your name at PGA [Producers Guild of America] awards."

Ricky has defended his acerbic put-downs during the show, which included jibes at Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis, and The Tourist stars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

He also took to his blog to deny reports that he was reprimanded by ceremony organisers.

But the jokes fell flat with Judd, who also took the opportunity to make a dig at one of Ricky's recent films.

"The Santa Clause [the 1994 festive film starring Tim Allen] was better than The Invention Of Lying," he tweeted.

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