How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Ricky Gervais got his hands dirty, so to speak!

If the Golden Globes people checked out Ricky Gervais last night at Carnegie Hall to see what to expect out of him as their host…well…buckle your televisions! Can you buckle a television? I don't know. Here's what I do know. In the past year, Ricky Gervais has praised Louis CK as the best stand-up comedian currently working. Last night, we certainly saw how CK has influenced Gervais, as the British star got more than a little bit "off-color" in his first performance at Carnegie Hall. That despite an encore musical duet with Elmo! How could this be? Let me tell you how this be. This is a fan's photo of Gervais in tuxedo singing "New York, New York" with Elmo. I saw many fans pulling out their phones and cameras at the end to capture this. But did they fully comprehend what came before that? Instant flashback! I arrived midway through the proceedings (having the Comedy Central Presents tapings a few blocks away is convenient, except totally not — Sophie's Choice of comedy, people!), and saw Gervais delivering a deconstruction of an illustrated book for kids about Noah and the Ark, complete with picture pages from the book on the big screen behind him onstage. Considering I had just seen the comedy world celebrate Bill Cosby the other night and reminisce about his classic "Noah and the Ark" routine,...

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