Judd Apatow Solicits Jokes 'Better Than Ricky Gervais' ' on Twitter

10:15 PM PST 01/17/2011 by Kimberly Nordyke

The PGA Awards host puts out a call for quips to use at Saturday's ceremony.

Judd Apatow has put out a challenge to all joke writers, asking them to be funnier than Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais.

The writer-director-producer, who is hosting this weekend's Producers Guild of America Awards, tweeted Monday that he is accepting joke submissions for Saturday's awards show.

"If anyone has any jokes that they think are better than Ricky Gervais' post here and I will read the winners and say your name at PGA awards," he wrote.

Gervais sparked off a wave of controversy with his monologue Sunday night. Among his targets were Charlie Sheen, Hugh Hefner, The Tourist and the Sex and the City 2 cast; he also suggested that certain "famous Scientologists" are "gay."

On Monday, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. president Philip Berk -- who also was among Gervais' targets -- told The Hollywood Reporter that the comedian "definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that's Ricky."

The PGA Awards ceremony takes place Saturday at the Beverly Hilton.

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