Ricky Gervais challenges Stephen Colbert on ‘Lord of the Rings’: ‘It’s nonsense’

Does everything have to be true to you?”
Gervais, referencing their earlier discussion over religion, grinned as he changed his reasoning. Show Full Article Tolkien fan, was cool-headed when he confronted guest Ricky Gervais about his hatred for the   world of Middle-earth. The comedian, taking a break from his Humanity comedy tour for the late-show appearance, riffed that he has the “enormous testicles” hobbits are famous for but never discussed. Everybody else’s religious story is a cult.”

Though Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films came to a close in 2014, Colbert became the champion of keeping The Lord of the Rings in the discussion. “You got the look,” he teased. I don’t understand,” Colbert demanded. No one disses The Lord of the Rings in front of Stephen Colbert without a fight.The
The Late Show host, a longtime J.R.R. Many guests on The Late Show   have been treated with tales from one of the ultimate fans. “It’s nonsense,” Gervais shot back, while the late-night host argued it’s “fantasy.”
Colbert added, “What’s wrong with nonsense? “Okay, I’m a Catholic,” he said. Watch Gervais’ discussion with Colbert in the clip above. “Why don’t you like Tolkien? The pair sparked up their old debate at the beginning of the   interview, with the Office star calling   the “father, son, holy spirit” aspect of Christianity “farfetched.”
Colbert joked, “It’s okay to believe my religious story. On Thursday, Colbert   told   Gervais that he would make a good hobbit. “There’s an uncut version, that’s in the director’s cut,” Colbert joined in.