Later, in an interview with Andy Cohen on Radio Andy, Gervais condemned Corden’s comments.
“When you do a contentious joke or talk about a taboo subject, it’s got to be a great joke,” Gervais said.
“You can’t just bounce out there and do jokes about abuse and rape and it’s fine just to joke about it. You’ve got to be very intelligent when you do it. You’ve got to make sure your target is clear, you’ve got to come down on the right side, there’s got to be a point to it.”
“He bounced out and didn’t do it particularly right, it wasn’t clear who he was going for and he did it like it was light entertainment…
“He didn’t do it well enough. That was his problem. You’ve got to make your jokes bulletproof.”
Gervais implies Corden is just “looking for hits on YouTube”.
James Corden has made an international name for himself thanks to a series of segments on the Late Late Show that tend…