Ricky Gervais, known for his raunchy hosting of the Golden Globes, expressed interest in hosting the Oscars in the future.

GoldDerby asked Gervais on Wednesday if he was interested in hosting the Oscars in the future, and the British comedian did not say "no."

"On the one hand I would be incredibly flattered and whatever you think of those sort of things, it would be a thrill and an honor to be asked," Gervais admitted. "On the other hand I doubt the job offer would come without some strings attached. The worst string being, handing in my credentials as a comedian in favor of a family entertainer.

Gervais said people have to leave to "poke fun at society without favoring any part of it" and noted the importance of finding a fine line between "feeling like you've sold your soul and feeling like you're ruining someone's party."

In regards to the possible hosting gig, he added, "it would be very temping though, I must admit."

Gervais said he would only accept the Oscar hosting job only under certain conditions, though he did not specify what those would be.

TV producer Mark Burnett said the comedic actor would be a "brilliant" choice. Burnett also suggested that Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers would be a good choice to host.

Gervais hosted the Golden Globes in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He became known for roasting some of Hollywood's top celebrities during the telecast, including Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

After 2012's telecast, Gervais told press that he was done hosting the Golden Globes. He was replaced by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the 2013 awards ceremony.

An accomplished stand-up comedian, Gervais is best known for his role as David Brent in the U.K. version of The Office. He has also had leading roles in such films as Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying.

Watch highlights of Gervais hosting the Golden Globes.