Gervais’ entire schtick is based on fremdscham. Telling jokes that aren’t quite funny in order to induce extreme uncomfortability and embarrassment on the part of the audience is exactly what he does best — did no one actually watch the Office or Extras? He totally succeeded with his brand of comedy. He did much the same thing last time he hosted. Hollywood has such a short memory, apparently. I couldn’t believe they hired him again after the last time, knowing what sensitive souls film artists are. But personally, he’s why I couldn’t stop watching, and I was very disappointed when he disappeared for a while and then came back all toned-down.