It’s fair to say you won’t catch Ricky Gervais recording Imagine during lockdown.
He started the year in savage form with his takedown of woke Hollywood at the Golden Globes, and is on familiar biting mood when it comes to Covid and celebs.
Even the threat of cancel culture, which has seen Twitter ‘outrage mobs’ ignore the context, nuance and irony of a comedian’s work in an attempt to get them axed, won’t rein him in.
‘Everyone’s got a different definition of cancel culture,’ explained Gervais, 59.
‘If it is choosing not to watch a comedian because you don’t like them, that’s everyone’s right. But when people are trying to get someone fired because they don’t like their opinion about something that’s nothing to do with their job, that’s what I call cancel culture and that’s not cool.
‘You turning off your own TV isn’t censorship. You trying to get other…