"I wasn't going to do it again, but there was loads of people in the press saying I'd never be invited back, and that's why I said yes," he told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk-show Wednesday, theWrap.com reports.
Besides, the British comic said he didn't understand what all the fuss was about.
"I don't think I was nasty," Gervais told DeGeneres.
And he added: "If they saw my stand-up, their heads would explode. People say 'Is there anything you shouldn't joke about?' I don't think there is. I just think it depends what the joke is. Comedy comes from either a good or a bad place, and I was just teasing them, you know. It wasn't a room full of wounded soldiers. These are the richest, most privileged people in the world."
A few of Gervais' controversial zingers from the 2011 Golden Globes:
"Also not nominated: 'I Love You Phillip Morris.' Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. Two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay. So, the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists . . . My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke."
It's going to be a night of partying and heaving drinking -- or as Charlie Sheen calls it: breakfast.