Here’s to irreverence, and comedy’s crucial role in navigating the New Normal

It seemed fitting that the morning after this year’s Golden Globes, when a glitzy gaggle of A-list actors and showbiz who’s who’s had witnessed a comedian unleash an opening monologue that doubled as a surgical strike of derision, Ricky Gervais took to Twitter the following morning to retweet a reporter who’d taken offense at Gervais’s jokes from the night before, proving in the process that she’d totally missed the point of his Hollywood haranguing.