The part that interests me about comedians, is whether they believe themselves to be ”brave” or not, and Gervais really thinks himself as such.
“This is what I love about Sweden, you’re so liberal. I couldn’t get away with these jokes in other places around the world,
I don’t believe he is ”brave” at all. He sticks it to Jews, the Christians and all of the regular targets, but you’ll never catch him speaking about Mohamed, let alone being gay, or as a pedophile, or any other derogatory remark about Islam. A Lenny Bruce he’s not.
NOTE: Let Gervais do a comedy routine focusing exclusively on Islam, meaning in a real negative way, publicize it and sell tens of thousands of CD copies, then do a world tour. Then and only then will I label Mr.Gervais as …”brave”
[…] He discussed AIDS, cancer, the Holocaust, child molestation and homosexual animals – all in a day’s work for The Office star – and the crowd lapped it up.
“This is what I love about Sweden, you’re so liberal. I couldn’t get away with these jokes in other places around the world,” he beamed.
Another central theme for the night was religion, with the outspoken atheist questioning the idea of God and faith. He even dissected a children’s book on Noah’s Ark to the point of convincing the audience that the story was ridiculous and that God and Noah were most likely gay.