Comedian Jo Koy completely bombed as Golden Globes host

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Actors and comedians bomb all the time when they’re tasked with hosting an awards show, but it feels like it’s been years since we’ve seen anyone bomb as hard as Jo Koy did at last night’s Golden Globes. He was dying up there and it was his own fault. He went with cheapest and most sexist jokes and all of the cutaways were of celebrities cringing, avoiding eye contact or seething at the terrible jokes. A sampling:

“Barbie was based on a plastic doll with big boobs.”

“I loved Oppenheimer, it just needed another hour. … My new year’s resolution in 2024 is to finish Oppenheimer by 2025. … I love Oppenheimer, especially the first season.”

“Robert De Niro, your last performance is your greatest performance — how’d you get her pregnant at at 80?”

“White people stole everything,” he said of Killers of the Flower Moon. “You took the land and the oil and you took the premise of the movie.”

“Meghan Markle get paid millions of dollars for doing absolutely nothing — and that’s just by Netflix.”

“Kevin Costner’s here. He’s never here, he’s on a mountain with a cow.”

“Saltburn, you know what I loved about Saltburn? Satanic families have feelings too. [Barry Keoghan’s penis] was the real star of the show. … Oh there it is, on Bradley Cooper’s face.”

“The big difference between the Golden Globes and the NFL? At the Golden Globes, we have fewer camera shots of Taylor Swift”

[From THR]

The entertainment reporters in the room noted on Twitter that Koy’s hosting went down poorly with basically everyone there. We could tell by the cutaways. Again – Barbie and Taylor Swift were two of the biggest entertainment stories of the year, and the Globes signed off on mocking them in such a sexist way? As for the Sussex joke… the grimace from Ted Sarandos said it all, and don’t let the British media claim that the Meghan joke was evidence that “Hollywood hates the Sussexes.” No one laughed. At least this mess gave us one of the best Taylor Swift reaction shots ever.

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  1. sevenblue says:

    Meghan gave Netflix number 1 doc. What is he even talking about? Did he mean Spotify? Even her Spotify podcast was number 1 when dropped. They are just making up things now and the sad part is, it is still not funny.
    Ricky Gervais roasted people too, but at least he made it funny and wasn’t making up sh*t. It seems like this guy found out that he was hosting in the morning of the show, so he just wrote a few “jokes” on a napkin before going to the stage.

    • Kingston says:

      Thats the thing: he seemed to have decided to say the OPPOSITE of the reality and prolly believed that would get him laughs. Because its the same strategy he used on almost all the successful women and women-led products: as one of the tweets said:
      “So far Jo Koy has insulted Taylor Swift, the woman responsible for the highest-grossing music tour EVER, and the women responsible for the highest grossing film in Warner Bros history — Barbie.”

    • VilleRose says:

      He only had 10 days to prepare supposedly as the Globes were struggling to find a host since nobody wants to host such a problematic award ceremony and most comedians don’t want to do it since they know it’s a thankless gig. So yeah, it is a bit like he found out he was hosting that morning as usually they announce the host months in advance. Not defending the guy, I didn’t enjoy the monologue either.

      • MissMarirose says:

        I don’t think that’s any excuse. Late night hosts have to come up with a monologue 4 or 5 nights a week. SNL writers have to come up with a host’s monologue once a week. 10 days is perfectly reasonable. And anyway, sh*tting on the writers who helped him is not going to go well. I saw one of them tweeting a complaint about it last night.
        I doubt Jo Koy is going to get another chance to host an award show of this caliber.

      • Ms single malt says:

        Most awards shows have a team of writers, a host (usually experienced) and months to prepare. So let’s not call 10 days perfectly reasonable. SNL staff/writers go insane staying up to write for their live Sat night shows and they often suck. Jo Koy tried. Failed.

    • Rose says:

      Golden Globes stated that Princess Meghan was invited and declined. She undoubtedly assessed him and predicted the train wreck that the inexperienced host would create, brilliant!

  2. Mia4s says:

    Dear God. That is physically painful. I gave up on awards shows years ago so I am just catching up this morning and after reading/watching a few clips I genuinely think I might have pulled the fire alarm if I was there. I don’t think I would have been fined. This was an emergency. OUCH. 😬

    • Megan says:

      This is both the first and last time I’ve ever heard of Jo Koy.

      • Juls says:

        I first heard of him a few months ago, I saw a clip of him telling a story that was actually funny and cute. So I found a stand-up special of him on a Streaming service and…..yikes. It was SUPER cringe. We turned it off after 10 minutes because it was super creepy and super offensive.

    • lucy2 says:

      LOL would have been merciful to pull the alarm, I think!
      I didn’t watch, but just reading those made me wrinkle my nose. Oof.

      • kirk says:

        Watched a clip of him this morning. His best joke was the long setup between Saltburn and Barbie that wound up on Bradley Cooper’s face in Maestro – the only time I laughed out loud. Succession jokes were ok. Everything else seemed bad to mildly cringy and he rushed through a few ruined punchlines by mispronouncing words along the way. Hated Imelda Staunton in The Crown, so can’t agree with him on that.

  3. Bandito says:

    I feel like there are jokes to be made about Killers of the Flower Moon and how white people continue to perpetuate white supremacy by constantly centring ourselves in literally every narrative… regardless of whether or not it makes sense for us to be central characters. But you could do it while name checking Lily Gladstone, how amazing her acting is and uplifting First Nations voices.

    Like it’s a bummer Jo Koy is a misogynist and is thus not equipped to craft a witty, funny and/or insightful joke about any womxn. Especially marginalised womxn and a film whose narrative is driven by the dark histories of how Native American womxn have been exploited, murdered, had their land stolen and children kidnapped by white people in power. I hope I live long enough to see a world where indigenous womxn aren’t being murdered by white men.

  4. Concern Fae says:

    Yeah. He was not ready for prime time. And giving the standup award to Ricky Gervais after the clip was just him whining about what he “couldn’t say” in his last special just reminded everyone why they hated the Golden Globes.

  5. Abby says:

    Yikes. I only saw the Taylor swift one, but these are terrible! Not even close to funny. And how frustrating in a year where women carried the movie industry (Barbie, eras tour film) that they get reduced to these kinds of jokes like it’s decades ago. Ugh.

    • North of Boston says:

      The jokes are horrible, which is bad enough. But just from the Taylor Swift clip, you can see his delivery is horrible too. He’s doing that thing dopes do where they are so excited by their stupid “joke” they mess up the timing and laugh all the way through the set up because they are so wrapped up amusing themselves thinking about their clever punchline so they wind up stepping on the punchline.

      I was lucky that every time I switched over to it, there were awards being given out. Not him. But I did manage to see the awful segment where they made Angela Basset deal with Jared Leto’s foolishness. And no, making a joke about it didn’t make it better. No one wants to spend time with aggrieved put upon Method Actor.

  6. brubs says:

    I was watching and I remember tweeting that this guy seemed to be the number one enemy of humor

    It was so bad and it felt like it would never end. And i’m not just talking about these particular jokes, the whole thing was bad, humorless and boring

  7. Becks1 says:

    It was bad. it’s not that he’s not allowed to make fun of Barbie or Taylor Swift – that always happens at awards shows so its not like Taylor is sacrosanct and cant be made fun of, which is what some people seemed to be saying on Twitter/X. But all the “jokes” were just bad. stupid and/or overly mean. The NFL thing didn’t even really make sense because there were plenty of shots of Taylor Swift last night.

    The only line I liked was the one about Killers of the Flower Moon, because that one was true.

    We tuned in after the monologue and I missed the Meghan Markle joke, but I’m glad it didn’t get a good response.

    It seemed like it just kept getting worse and worse throughout the night. And in his limited defense, it wasn’t just him – most of the intros for the awards were stupid and too long.

    • SH says:

      Yes, there were certainly jokes to be made about Barbie and Taylor. There is plenty of room there about Barbie still being a toy commercial at the end of the day etc. What really hurt the Taylor joke is that there wasn’t even any actual truth in the joke. The Golden Globes used Taylor’s attendance in promotions and arguably created a new award category to give Taylor a reason to attend and make sure Barbie won at least one award. The joke could have easily been something along the lines of we have Taylor Swift in attendance. We’re hoping for the same ratings bump as the NFL.

    • VilleRose says:

      I actually didn’t think the Taylor joke was that bad but it wasn’t really haha funny either. Taylor notoriously has thin skin and hates being made fun of, given all the media criticism (warranted and unwarranted) she has been through the years. There is so much Jo Koy could have done with the Eras/Renaissance tours though, given that they were two of the most successful tours of 2023.

    • Miranda says:

      When they kept showing Taylor, thus negating that “joke”, I started to think that, in the hands of better writers or hosts, it actually would’ve had the makings of a halfway decent running gag. Like, they could’ve let her in on the joke and had a “Taylor Swift Reaction Cam” in the corner of the screen for part of the show and had her react overenthusiastically whenever they panned to her.

      Not comedy gold, I’ll grant you, but still better than anything they came up with.

  8. Bettyrose says:

    Why is Taylor channeling Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface? It’s not just the hair. The grimace as she raises her champagne glass, like it’s an exact copy.

  9. Amy Bee says:

    If the audience had laughed at the Meghan joke, the British press would have been gleeful but even they realised how bad Jo Koy was. I felt really bad for Taylor Swift, I know she’s not everybody’s favourite, I’m not a fan but she gets a lot of sh-t thrown at her for being successful.

    • Proud Mary says:

      You don’t have to be a Swiftie (I am not) to recognize that the constant targeting of Taylor is generally sexist. The ones about her dating habit is just tiresome and boring, and yes sexist. You got guys like George Clooney and Brad Pit, dating and marrying much younger women, but oh let’s insult. Any young men as talented, bright and as successful as Taylor would be worshiped, not denigrated. But it seems the old Hollywood trope about knocking down successful women like Taylor and Meghan just to keep them in their place, persists.

      • bubblegum dreams says:

        Millions for nothing. He’s wrong, isn’t that the BRF ‘s gig? Wrong crowd dude, wrong crowd.

    • Eurydice says:

      Actually, I saw a couple of tabloid pieces last night that said the whole audience was laughing at the Meghan joke, including Ted Sarandos.

      • Amy Bee says:

        I haven’t seen those stories. Thankfully, Meghan didn’t go to the show as some fans wanted her to.

      • equality says:

        What else could Sarandos do? Look mad and cause more speculation? He knows he has the last laugh with what H&M have brought in for Netflix.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @eurydice: We also have to realise that the British press are eager to distract from the Andrew mess.

      • Queenie says:

        Sarandos wasn’t laughing. He had a camera in his face and was put on the spot so he was smiling uncomfortably and shaking his head.

      • roooth says:

        He must have known a Netflix hit was coming when the camera suddenly got in his face – just like the camera did to Jada Pinkett Smith right as Chris Rock insulted her.

        They knew what jokes he was planning to tell

        The presenters were funnier and more entertaining.

  10. Flowerlake says:

    I usually like watching the Graham Norton show, but when one of the guests is a comedian, I already know it will be annoying and boring to watch.

    They act like they HAVE to be funny and that is their assignment, but that makes it feel so forced. I prefer guests that are just ‘regular’ famous people and then have them interact and tell funny stories. This goes for some of the programs in my own country as well: enter a comedian as a guest and it disrupts the flow and makes it feel unnatural.

    Next time, instead of forced ‘funniness’, just have some famous actors that are known for being cheerful do the award show hosting, without the assignment of having to be funny. It will make it far more watchable.

    • equality says:

      Yes. Why is it necessary to have a comedian and make fun of things at all? Were there no lessons learned from the big slap?

      • Flowerlake says:


        A show can be hosted in a positive, cheerful way without all these forced jokes.

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        None. Zero. Nada.

        They learned nothing from that moment. Awards shows should be fun and uplifting not a constant insult fest.

      • Debbie says:

        That’s a good point, but even if you wanted to poke fun at somethings, it’s an election year, for goodness sakes. I mean, we have one guy who is running for high office AND trying to elude a prison cell and this guy can’t think of anything else other than successful women or their projects to mock? Really? And if he wanted to try going into royal affairs, we have Andrew sitting there on a very shaky limb while being protected by the head of the Church of England. This comedian must not be paying attention, or else he’s not very astute, neither of which are great things for a comedian.

  11. Scarlett says:

    Koy was the Franco of the Golden Globes, yikes….it was cringeworthy.

  12. Boooooooooo hissss and a couple of rotten tomatoes is what that opening deserved. They should have let Jim Gaffigan open he is funny.

    • Lulu says:

      100% agree. I will never waste a minute more of my life on this idiot, if I see his name on anything I’ll move along. Roasting the big celebs is the goal, cheap and sexist shots are,well, cheap and sexist. No thanks.

    • BeanieBean says:

      That’s what I thought when I saw a brief clip of Gaffigan. Have him host.

  13. Proud Mary says:

    There used to be a time when comedians would poke fun at the powerful; but nowadays they all seem just plain lazy: always heading for the lowest hanging fruit. Meghan visa vis the royal family, for example, who’s the more powerful entity? Seems to me that there’s a whole lot of creative jokes he could have made about Andrew and Charles (and William and Kate, if he’s paying any attention), and gotten a lot of good responses from the audience. No dude, the person who got paid a shit load for doing nothing was you! Meghan made a lot of money for Netflix. I’m really beginning to think that the GG orders their host to target people in this way. If I were an actor in Hollywood, this would be my last attendance.

    • Flamingo says:

      I thought it was hilarious Jim Gafigan made the same joke about comics getting overpaid Netflix deals and it was funny and everyone laughed. And the funniest part was Jo trying to save his bad H&M Netflix joke was that he said he ‘had a deal too’.

      Which made Jim’s joke even funnier since he was throwing shade at Jo also. Without having to be overt about it.

  14. Harper says:

    Awful. Embarrassing. Not funny. Barbie, Taylor Swift and Prince Harry, who all broke records this year, have the honor of being dragged by this nobody. Hope Koy’s apartment rental was paid in full for the year because I don’t know how long it will take for him to legally change his name, which will have to happen before even Starbucks will hire him. He’ll need that barista job after blowing up his standup career on national television.

    • Barbie1 says:

      Lol it was so awful. One low class dirty joke after another on what is supposed to be a prestigious award show. I don’t know how he can get away with that on a network channel. The hosts/show just keep getting worse every year.

    • equality says:

      Did he drag Harry? Or did he only mention Meghan?

      • Harper says:

        I was watching real time. He said Prince Harry. That weenie would pee his pants if Harry was the kind of man who would physically come for someone who wronged him.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @equality, I didn’t watch. We watched football. This is from the Evening Standard. It seems to represent what was said.

        The “jokes” are not ‘savage’. They’re lazy. I’m glad I didn’t watch. Would have felt like Alex in A Clockwork Orange.

        I’ve never heard of Jo Koy until now. The Golden Globes have been a mess for years. And, this is what they approved The stars showed up and had to deal with the host(who is supposed to be a comedian) being one of the only people laughing at the jokes.

        Imelda Staunton was not ‘amazing’ as QE2.imo Foy & Colman were. Poking at H&M is old news. Good comedians operate on current news. Not rehashed British Media/tentacles/tabloid news. Epic Fail

        @SH from comment #7. That would have been a funny joke mentioning Taylor and the ratings boost the NFL received with her showing up and how much the GG’s needed the boost with her being there.

  15. Andy Dufresne says:

    To be fair, Jo Koy was only given 3 weeks to prepare. Jimmy Kimmel was given 3 months.

    Hosting is not an easy job lol. Especially if it’s at big events such as these.

    • Pumpkin says:

      Huh. I didn’t realise you could only not make rude/sexist jokes if you have a longer time to prepare. And hosting is hard and if you’re not someone who can do it then don’t take up the job especially if you have to resort to sexist digs such as these to do it.

      • Andy Dufrense says:

        I’m not here to condone sexist jokes. And yes there were certain people that were easy targets for jokes but people, just need to chill.

        It was a poor choice at the last minute for the Golden Globes. As a half Filipino myself, I was rooting for Jo Koy. He’s the first of our kind to go up there and represent us. But it was disappointing at the end.

      • VilleRose says:

        He said during the monologue that some of the jokes were written for him by Globe writers due to the short window in between when he accepted and the Globes took place (they announced his hosting Dec. 21st), No idea how true it is but it makes sense. I honestly forgot who he was and then I vaguely remembered he was associated with Chelsea Handler and had dated her for a bit. Later I looked up that he was a regular guest on her E talk show and I was like oh is that why no one finds you funny?

      • Lilly (with the double -L) says:

        Truly laughed @Pumpkin and I thank you. To be fair, I didn’t watch and gave up on award shows awhile back AND it’s still true that is lazy joke-making and not funny. I’m pretty certain he’ll be fine, though. I never heard of him, but I’m not his target audience is my guess.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      You might not be here to “condone” sexist jokes, but you sure are making excuses for them.

      • Jacqueline says:

        @Andy Dufresne. I’m a mestiza too and love Jo Koy. I can’t possibly explain his jokes away. It’s disappointing that people are basing their opinion of him on this. There’s nothing in his stand up to suggest he’s a misogynist at all. If anything, he seems quite the opposite. I watched the latest Chelsea Handler stand up and she talked about how supportive he was of her. I hope this doesn’t have too much of an effect on his career. He truly is one of my favorite comedians.

    • Blackapinay says:

      I’m also half-Filipino *and* I went to school with him & his sister in the Philippines (although I remember his sister more & don’t recall him from that time and we were in the same grade) Anyway, I want to support him, but in recent years his jokes are always the same & not as funny as they were in the past. I was excited for him, but I’m cringing at how bad he did–I don’t watch award shows.

      I’m trying not to fall into crab mentality like other Pinoys wishing him the end of his career. Hopefully this is a huge lesson for him & his “writers”

      • Gennessee says:

        You went to school with him & his sister in the Philippines? He was born in Tacoma, Washington, grew up in Seattle, and went to college in Las Vegas. Maybe you are remembering a different Jo Koy? Because this guy’s real last name is Herbert.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Dead @Gennessee. A clapback with facts. So funny. He’s an American with a Filipino ancestry. His ancestry doesn’t matter at this point. What matters is that he just wasn’t funny. At all. Guess what, Trump is an American. I don’t support that MFer as an American. Never ever and his pathetic jokes as well.

        To lighten the One of my many favorite movie clips with two great actors. I’m dying because Kevin Bacon is one of the few that I find actually sexy while being an a$$hole. Can’t explain. I would be on board with Kevin & Kyra hosting the GG’s. They are actually entertaining & funny.

    • Flamingo says:

      Jimmy Kimmel never hosted the Golden Globes he hosted The Oscars, among other award shows and is seasoned at it. Also, he has his own writing team from his late night show. He uses for events.

      Jo was just jumping at the chance to boost his career. He should have been smarter about it and rejected the sexist jokes and just been himself. This was not his world at all. If this is how HFP wants to rehab their image. It was a poor start.

    • Flamingo says:

      To be fair, @Andy Dufresne makes a very good point. These comics spend months workshopping these jokes for award shows. They hit the clubs working and refining the jokes. For what works and doesn’t work for audiences. Jimmy Kimmel and Chris Rock didn’t just repeat what was written for them by writers. They crafted it also.

      Jo did not have the time to prepare and work on the material. Also when jokes are vetted by the same 5 white men. A sexist joke may sound hilarious on paper but not to a diverse audience. And Jo didn’t have the power or leverage to say no. Or trusted the writers the jokes worked. I just assume he was hoping to boost his career. Well he did, just not the way he hoped.

      • Twin Falls says:

        What kind of person needs a room full of people to tell you a homophobic dick joke isn’t appropriate at an awards show?

      • Flamingo says:

        @Twin Falls like I said when you have the same people with the same POV a sexist joke to a white hetero man may seem just so funny!

        As an example years ago, my company did a marketing campaign play on the MCU characters. They used a black female mode a ‘sexy warriors outfit’ and compared her to Wakanda as only black women from a fictional world can be strong. I mean the whole idea was convoluted.

        It was just so offensive, and women of color who saw it got so upset over it. We went to the Marketing Leader and told her how offensive it was. I got a call from at least 5 white men saying they vetted it over and over and no one had an issue with it. Yeah when the same person with the same POV don’t have an issue with it, that’s the problem.

      • goofpuff says:

        He is a fully grown adult man who people on here keep saying supports women. He gets no passes for saying those sexist awful jokes. None at all.

        His reputation is damaged because he made that choice to do so in hopes to help his career. Well he took a risk that a sexist joke would work great on what he assumed was a sexist white crowd. The fact he even went there in hopes to boost is career is the problem. Doesn’t excuse him or give him a pass.

    • kelleybelle says:

      If it’s not an easy job (and I know it isn’t), then why the lol?

  16. Kirsten says:

    I have no idea who this is but I keep reading his name as Joy Ko.

  17. Rosie says:

    It was so bad and the jokes were terrible. I turned it on and my kids were in the room and I had to shoo them away and turn it off towards the end when he kept telling billionaires to “pull out” over and over and over again. I know the Golden Globes aren’t a kids show, but it was just crude, unfunny humor.

  18. Eurydice says:

    Aren’t producers and writers also involved in the monologue? They can’t just tell Jo Koy, ” say whatever you want – surprise us on the night.”

    • equality says:

      That would just make it worse. Supposedly Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss were the showrunners, so two more men who might have approved the jokes. Wonder if any women were involved.

      • Eurydice says:

        Of course, they were involved – it’s a whole production, they can’t just wing it through the monologue. If there’s a joke about Taylor Swift they have to know when to get a reaction shot from her – that kind of thing.

    • Proud Mary says:

      These jokes where 100 made up and/or approved by the executives. This guy was jut their puppets. I show hope he got paid enough., ’cause he’s gonna need it.

  19. aquarius64 says:

    I didn’t watch the show but I read the Twitter comments. It was awful. One British tabloid took the Sussex joke as “proof” Hollywood turned on the Sussexes. I’m glad no one laughed at it. I’m surprised this guy didn’t bring up Epstein.

  20. Ginny says:

    Honestly, these awards shows should all go host-less. I actually loved the Oscars the year they went without a host!

    Or, hey, the Keri Russell-Ray Romano presenter pairing was adorable. Give them the gig!

  21. Michelle says:

    He was unwatchable. 2023 marked progress for women in the entertainment industry and he reduced “Barbie” to a boob joke, trashed Taylor and insulted so many artists. That his jokes were okayed for air is shocking.

  22. Lisa says:

    Didn’t even make it for 5 minutes

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      I looked at my husband after about 5 minutes and said “can you please put it back on football”

  23. Wendy says:

    I didn’t watch the entire show but I saw clips. I would give him grace. So many other comedians turned it down and they asked him at the last minute. He had only 2 weeks to prepare and 1 week of that was during the Holidays. Jo Koy is super hilarious I just think he didnt have enough time to vet his jokes. like most comedians have.

    • Flamingo says:

      Agree, sounds like they just sent him the jokes and he tried to make it work. But it was not his type of material at all. I feel bad for him, and it seems everytime Hollywood gives a POC an opportunity they set them up to fail. So they can just quietly go back to their white hosts. With, the well we tried and you hated it.

    • Eurydice says:

      This whole situation is weird. I’ve seen him before and he can be very funny. It seems to me that part of preparing a monologue for a specific audience is knowing all about the audience. That would take time if Koy wasn’t up on all the specifics of the nominees, those attending, the films, etc. So, with a short time schedule, he’d have to rely on the producers and writers of the show.

      Koy is the face of a terrible job, but this says more to me about the Golden Globes and the producers of the show – too bad he has to take all the heat.

      • Marif says:

        Jo koy has been a professional comedian for decades now. He should’ve known how to switch course.
        He used to work on the chealsea handler show. He could’ve just started talking about Hollywood in general.

      • Eurydice says:

        @Marif – If he were doing his own stand-up routine he definitely could switch course and start riffing if his jokes weren’t landing. But he’s not the one in control of the production. Everything’s timed and reaction shots are planned. It might be more possible with people who have experience hosting these kinds of shows – they would know when to stick to the script and when/how to switch course.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Except he accepted the job. He chose to go through with the lameass jokes whether they were his or someone elses’s. I get that he wants his name out there. His integrity is being questioned with his not funny jokes.imo He’s now a lead balloon.

  24. Flamingo says:

    I read he only got the job a few weeks ago. Since no one wanted to host it. I have watched him for years when he would be a panelist on the E! Chelsea Handler show. He isn’t a ‘mean’ comic or roaster. He is just goofy and affable. That’s what they should have played to. Like a fish out of water host. Nor should they have tried to mimic Ricky. Since Ricky is one of them. They take the medicine better when one of their own can also cast them in a movie or show. While being insulted.

    Just all the wrong vibe and he is funny, this was just the wrong material. Which is a shame since this could have been such a career booster for him. Well, at least it will give him plenty of new material for his stand-up act.

  25. MsIam says:

    I wonder if the Globes writers went after Meghan because the show invited her to be on and she turned them down? I know the some of the other Suits cast members were there. Anyway, it was shitty to say that but it looks like par for the course based on all of the other “jokes” that they barfed out about everyone else.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Taylor accepted the Global Globe’s invitation and host still shitted on her. People see Meghan and Taylor as easy targets.

      • Flamingo says:

        His joke about Taylor was more about the NFL using her to boost viewership. The joke about Meghan and Harry was just mean. They work hard on all the projects and are fairly paid. Amy Schumer got paid millions for horrible jokes. Jim Gaffigan joke was helluva lot more funnier than Jo.

      • Amy Bee says:

        It’s still a bad joke. You know what would have been funny, if he had said instead, taking a break from the NFL, Taylor Swift’s here or something like that.

    • Jais says:

      Imo, someone at Penske media wants to humble Meghan and Harry. At this point, it’s too obvious though. Harry and Meghan have produced two docs for Netflix. That’s not nothing, especially when one is their highest rated doc. So it’s just a false statement. And the crowd knew. They tried to humble Taylor too. It’s like taking people who are very successful and making sure they’re taken down a peg or two. And for what? Maintaining the hierarchy? It reads like jealousy, sour grapes and the death rattle of irrelevant people.

      • Flamingo says:

        Agree and the whole point of ‘roasting’ has been so distorted and done wrong over the years. The Roasting was always done in private with close comic friends and the twist is the Roaster gets the last shot at the roasters.

        When you just have insult jokes that aren’t even funny its just one huge bomb. Jo learned the FAFO the hard way.

        And I still stand with I think he’s funny but he just took a horrible path with the show and the writers they gave him.

  26. Libra says:

    Jo Koy is the reason why award shows cannot find a host. No one wants to look like an idiot in public. He proved them right.

  27. Honey says:

    Jo Koy has been a fairly respected stand-up comic for over 20 years — not superstar famous, but enough to be offered several Netflix specials. This type of host clearly does not translate to award shows. Yes, he was terrible and he should have turned down the gig after seeing some of the jokes. I do feel bad that it could negatively affect his career because his general comedy is not as offensive as many stand-ups and he has a niche fan base — jokes a lot about growing up in an immigrant family.

    • notsoanonymous says:

      Agree on all of this. I’ve followed him for a long time and seen him live before he got his Netflix deal. He has some really funny material and usually has excellent delivery. He seemed really uncomfortable and these jokes were absolutely not his usual style. Waiting to see if he puts out any kind of statement or later talks about whether or not he wrote these jokes.

  28. JaneS says:

    Here is my one comment on the GG.

    What a waste of time.
    The host was not up to the job at all.
    The winners were predictable.
    The fashion was OK but nothing really “Wowed” me.

    Why didn’tI we see Leo DiCaprio, very much?
    Leo and Marty, coming in with a 3+ hour “important” movie, in a year with Oppenheimer another 3+ hour movie w/Big name Director and important plot = The PR/ box office for Oppenheimer and Nolan are just too strong.

    Oscar predictions from me:
    Cillian Murphy, Nolan, Oppenheimer will dominate and win.
    Barbie will take design, song, Gosling maybe.

    • Marif says:

      Marty’s movie was important and uncomfortable for wealthy people. That’s why they iced them out.

  29. Mel says:

    Every time he came on stage, we muted him. I like him usually but his skyrockets in flight plunged straight into the ground, definitely not an afternoon/ evening delight.

  30. L4Frimaire says:

    Just saw the reaction on twitter because no way was I sitting through that. Sounds beyond cringey and incredibly sexist. Then basically admit he wasn’t prepared and blames the writers.Not ready.

  31. Jay says:

    Yikes on a bike, maybe the Globes are trying to get traction by being so terrible that people talk about it? Trying to go viral? But it’s a risky proposition if the stars decide to skip it next year.

  32. WiththeAmerican says:

    For everyone defending him because he had no time and the Globes made him do it, he has free will. The thing to do is have his agent /manager/legal team tell the GG when signing that he has approval of jokes, will not tell racist sexist bigoted or genocidal “jokes.”

    This is not hard and he is not a victim. He chose to go on stage and attack women all night long, including a Black woman who wasn’t even there.

    • Eurydice says:

      You’re absolutely right. But I also think it says a lot about the Globes that they thought this was just fine. I don’t think they’ve changed as much as they want us to think.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        Absolutely! The Globes showed themselves last night and it wasn’t new, changed, or different in content.

  33. tamsin says:

    Why can’t they give up the idea of having comedians be MC? What’s wrong with just an MC? I’ve never watched the GG’s, but I read about what happened when Ricky Gervais hosted and the fact that the GG imploded a couple of years ago. I decided to watch the opening because I was curious after reading that the organization had been reformed to address the criticisms of racism, sexism, etc. leveled at it a couple of years ago. The host was dying before a couple of minutes into his monologue, the delivery was so flat and the jokes so terrible. Also, the material for the presenters was pretty bad as well, so I quit watching after about an hour. But even worse is they hired an ethnic comedian who had a disgraceful performance in front of an international audience and on the same program gave an award to a white comedian who was supposed to have given an equally disgraceful performance a few years ago. I read that almost everyone who was nominated attended, and the list of presenters was impressive. I think the Golden Globes organization has blown it overall. If it was supposed to be a comeback, it appears to have been terrible.

    • Marif says:

      I think they should get rid of the monologue for most award shows and late night comedy.
      Everyone wants to be jay leno. They speak so terribly about jay leno but they all refuse to give the monologue up. Only Jonny Carson and Leno could give a monologue no matter what. Sounds like jo koy should’ve cut his short and moved on to something else.

    • Gennessee says:

      Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes 4 times. Each time, he insulted everyone worse than the last. He AT LEAST got some laughs out of the deal.

      I mean, if you’re gonna be a d@*che, BE ONE.

      Tina and Amy hosted that one time, and were great at it. That being said, Taylor still had issues with the joke made at her expense. It’s going to happen. One does not go to award shows and not expect to be roasted at some point if you are newsworthy.

      They just have to be “funny” at least.

      • Honey says:

        I really enjoyed Ricky Gervais’s hosting (granted, he’s not for everyone). Tina and Amy are smart and seasoned and wouldn’t have touched this gig for any amount of money! Feel kinda bad for Jo Koy — he needs better management. Koy doesn’t play in this league and should have been warned and/or had more discretion.

  34. blue says:

    Who ever thought this idiot is funny? I wish somebody had cut his mike & sent him home. I’ll laugh when he slips on a banana peel during the Rose Parade when He’s walking behind the horses before the poop-scoopers get there..

  35. Marif says:

    That Taylor swift joke wasn’t bad. The nfl showed her a lot on tv and played her songs. It’s true. It’s more a joke about the nfl.
    If she can’t take this joke than there is no point in inviting her places. That said his other jokes sound terrible. I’ve never found him funny but goodness. They would’ve been better off getting an actor who is naturally funny to host. Like a Jaime lee Curtis or John laraquette- night court guy. Even in the music world they could’ve gotten a Dixie chick or Keri hilson. One of the nfl or nba guys. Directors are pretty funny. An old school director sounds good.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      The Taylor Swift joke was the only thing I thought was funny. It’s not even a shot at her; it’s the media and the NFL

  36. QuiteContrary says:

    I admit that I wanted him to succeed because he’s Asian and Asians don’t usually get these gigs, but his jokes were godawful, particularly the reductive Barbie “boobies” joke — Greta Gerwig looked so disappointed.

    The “Killer Moon” joke was the only one that landed.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      The Barbie “joke” was so disgusting. I cannot believe they thought that was how to show they “get” it.

  37. Nanea says:

    Ali Wong was right there.
    Comedian, woman, Asian-American.

    That said, don’t these hosts rehearse their routines in any way? I mean, reading these ‘jokes’ (aloud) should make one realize they’re unfunny and misogynistic – unless one is stuck somewhere in the distant past.

    Only having three weeks to prepare should not be an excuse for a pro if things go sideways, and putting the blame on the writers means Jo Koy *knew* it was bad.

    I don’t think successful people should be off-topic, or spared some teasing or light roasting, but this came across as if some fragile male egos were more than just a little hurt and more than envious.

  38. Jayna says:

    The Taylor Swift joke wasn’t that bad. It wasn’t that good. Taylor is so huge that the NFL has covered her at games like the huge star she is, even though football has nothing to do with her career except she’s dating Travis. The NFL has loved, loved, loved her this season, so it was fine. Not particularly funny, though.

    I thought his jokes were all fails, though. But, to me, the way he said the DeNiro joke was the grossest one of all.

  39. Grandma Susan says:

    Jo Koy was Chelsea Handler’s boyfriend for a while not too long ago. That tells you all you need to know about his judgment.

  40. Jennifer says:

    So, so bad. I would love to see an award show where the host doesn’t make jokes at the expense of the nominees and their guests. These are award shows not roasts. Can we just celebrate the awesomeness of the performances, fashion, and celebrity interactions. The mean jokes just bring the whole show down. Wasn’t anything learned from the slap?

    • Queenie says:

      I know i’m in the minority here, but I love watching celebrities squirm and people being put on the spot from a sociology perspective. People’s responses–especially those of celebrities who are seasoned in front of cameras– fascinate me. Bradley Cooper for example: did he think the penis joke was funny or was he so uncomfortable that he laughed? And to me, Taylor Swift seemed nervous. It’s an eye roll for me how seriously celebrities take themselves and their jobs, so I kinda love a lighthearted ego check. That said, I was disappointed how he reduced Barbie and generally took cheap, uncreative, sexist shots. Could have been silly and light hearted. I really wanted him to make fun of himself, like shoutout to Chelsea Handler because we all know she put me on the map–just like how Taylor put Travis on the map–just something silly?

      • Andy Dufresne says:

        @Queenie, I agree with everything you said. It really could’ve been better.

        With the social climate nowadays, it’s no longer easy to, for a lack of a better term, make comedy. Some will be offended, others will brush it off. There are some jokes that are just not downright funny, while some are poor delivery. It explains why he was the last minute choice cuz other people have turned it down prior to.

      • Flamingo says:

        @Queenie you should have written the jokes for him. That was a lot funnier than his jokes.

  41. BQM says:

    I miss the days of a Hugh jackman. Light patter, a little razzmatazz, nothing mean spirited.

    Though Amy poehler and Tina Fey’s joke about Leo, right as he was coming out to present, will never not crack me up. ‘Like a supermodel’s vagina, let’s give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio.’

    • Flamingo says:

      I think GG wants to set itself apart and be the ‘edgier’ awards show. The presenters ran circles around Jo Koy. They should have just left it hostless and let the presenters take the piss out of each other. When your peer makes fun of you it’s easier to take than an outsider. And while Jo is a seasoned comic. He has never hosted an award show on this level.

  42. Barnabus says:

    Jo Koy was simply unprepared. In standup comedy they call it a Tight Five, which is a set of jokes or a monolog built around a single joke. It has to be sharp with the punchlines perfectly timed. Jo was flustered right out of the gate and when his very first joke target – Taylor Swift – fell flat, he panicked. It’s one thing to mock audience reaction, which he did, but it’s a huge mistake to turn on the writers. He repeated the Meryl Streep material, seemed to ad lib the weak Kevin Costner joke, and ŕuined the delivery on the rest. No excuses but nerves and poor material can undo anyone.

    • Honey says:

      Stand-ups (the experienced and good ones, at least) have the leeway to pivot and improvise if jokes fall flat or the audience isn’t having it. Jo was given some jokes as a script (probably contractual) and didn’t have the authority to move on. Still a very bad look for him and he should fire his agent.

      • Barnabus says:

        Ricky Gervais proved beyond all doubt that hosts don’t have to follow a script. The only thing a host has to do, especially in the opening monolog, is time his jokes so cameras can get the right reactions from the right people. As you said, an experienced comic can improvise and set-up new jokes still in the order as rehearsed to accommodate the camera shots, or just throw out new material and hope it’s funny. A crowd of people laughing is much better than one person groaning.

  43. AC says:

    I’ve been here in Spain for the past 2 weeks. Well the GG got what it wanted, people are talking about it for sure- whether one agrees about it or not it’s making the rounds. (Although I’m seeing it on my headline US news feeds (not really in Europe as hardly anyone is talking about this here).