Ricky Gervais reignites James Corden 'feud' with 'worst dinner party ever' tweet

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By stefan armitage

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Ricky Gervais has appeared to once again reignite his beef with James Corden.

On Tuesday (October 18), Corden came under fire from a New York City restauranteur who branded Corden the "most abusive customer" he's ever had visit the Balthazar restaurant in a now-viral Instagram post.

(Fortunately, it appears as if Corden was able to win his way back into McNally's good graces, as the restaurant owner later claimed that the 44-year-old Cats star had called him to "apologized profusely".)

However, the controversy left Gervais' fans having a field day on social media, with one person tweeting a clip from the 2020 Golden Globes, in which, host Gervais took aim at Corden and his role in the critical flop Cats.

"The world got to see James Corden as a fat p***y. He was also in the movie Cats," Gervais said. (Good gag, to be fair.)

But what's perhaps more notable is the fact that Gervais retweeted the scalding clip. Additionally, the 61-year-old comic also took to Twitter to draw attention to a quip his character makes about Corden in his Netflix comedy-drama, After Life.

In the show, Gervais plays cynical widower Tony Johnson, a journalist who works for a mundane local newspaper. In one scene, he can be seen discussing dream celebrity dinner party guests with his co-worker, Kath (played by Diane Morgan).

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During the scene, Kath says that James Corden would be on her "dream dinner party guest list", causing Gervais' character to exclaim: "F*** me!" (Bear in mind, Gervais also wrote the show.)

Kath then tells the room: "That man can do anything."

"And does," Tony responds.

The scene was also shared in a tweet on Tuesday by a Twitter user who captioned the clip: "James f***ing Corden @afterlife. Worst. Dinner party. Ever."

And, once again, Gervais retweeted it for his 15.1 million followers to see.

Of course, the banter between the two stars goes both ways. Back in 2009, Corden starred alongside his long-time comedy partner Mathew Horne in their sketch show, Horne and Corden. In one of the sketches, Corden playfully mocks Gervais' ego-centered Office character, David Brent, playing off many of Brent's - and Gervais' - recurring mannerisms and tropes.

However, Gervais has previously insisted that there is no animosity between the two comics, telling PA earlier this year: "James did an impression of me in his show, I didn't take it personally, it's just fun.

"I've got no animosity. People will think that though, but as long as they [the subjects] don't, that's all I care about."

Featured image credit: Imagespace / Alamy

Ricky Gervais reignites James Corden 'feud' with 'worst dinner party ever' tweet

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Ricky Gervais has appeared to once again reignite his beef with James Corden.

On Tuesday (October 18), Corden came under fire from a New York City restauranteur who branded Corden the "most abusive customer" he's ever had visit the Balthazar restaurant in a now-viral Instagram post.

(Fortunately, it appears as if Corden was able to win his way back into McNally's good graces, as the restaurant owner later claimed that the 44-year-old Cats star had called him to "apologized profusely".)

However, the controversy left Gervais' fans having a field day on social media, with one person tweeting a clip from the 2020 Golden Globes, in which, host Gervais took aim at Corden and his role in the critical flop Cats.

"The world got to see James Corden as a fat p***y. He was also in the movie Cats," Gervais said. (Good gag, to be fair.)

But what's perhaps more notable is the fact that Gervais retweeted the scalding clip. Additionally, the 61-year-old comic also took to Twitter to draw attention to a quip his character makes about Corden in his Netflix comedy-drama, After Life.

In the show, Gervais plays cynical widower Tony Johnson, a journalist who works for a mundane local newspaper. In one scene, he can be seen discussing dream celebrity dinner party guests with his co-worker, Kath (played by Diane Morgan).

size-large wp-image-1263173998
Credit: Imagespace / Alamy

During the scene, Kath says that James Corden would be on her "dream dinner party guest list", causing Gervais' character to exclaim: "F*** me!" (Bear in mind, Gervais also wrote the show.)

Kath then tells the room: "That man can do anything."

"And does," Tony responds.

The scene was also shared in a tweet on Tuesday by a Twitter user who captioned the clip: "James f***ing Corden @afterlife. Worst. Dinner party. Ever."

And, once again, Gervais retweeted it for his 15.1 million followers to see.

Of course, the banter between the two stars goes both ways. Back in 2009, Corden starred alongside his long-time comedy partner Mathew Horne in their sketch show, Horne and Corden. In one of the sketches, Corden playfully mocks Gervais' ego-centered Office character, David Brent, playing off many of Brent's - and Gervais' - recurring mannerisms and tropes.

However, Gervais has previously insisted that there is no animosity between the two comics, telling PA earlier this year: "James did an impression of me in his show, I didn't take it personally, it's just fun.

"I've got no animosity. People will think that though, but as long as they [the subjects] don't, that's all I care about."

Featured image credit: Imagespace / Alamy