The Golden Globes returned to television on Tuesday January 10th. The 80th Annual award show was hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael, whose brand of comedy isn’t always easy to digest, but he had a successful SNL hosting gig last year, so this is the next level. Wasn’t long into his opening monologue that they might have realized that they made a mistake. But their 6 minutes of discomfort was social media’s gain.
Jerrod Carmichael, who was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and graduated high school in Kernersville, was the first Black person to host The Golden Globes.
He revealed that he was being paid $500k to host the show, but made it clear that he knew that he was only going to be hosting because he was Black. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association puts on The Golden Globes and Jerrod noted that he was the first Black host in 80 years.
Here’s a look at the opening monologue if you missed it.
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 11, 2023
The crowd was visibly confused by the opening set and uncomfortable is the least you can say to describe the 6 minutes.
Here’s the Black Twitter reactions t0 Jerrod Carmichael Hosting The Golden Globes and his opening monologue.
Hear me out…I don’t think Jerrod Carmichael is bombing at all. I think every single joke is very much intentional. I don’t even think most of them are even meant to be funny. But he is taking a moment to say it all on one of the biggest stages.
— P. Lo Jetson (@PLoJetson) January 11, 2023
i totally understand ppl not supporting the golden globes, but in my household we support jerrod carmichael
— ariel (@ariellebeau) January 10, 2023
Bout to be the first and last time Jerrod Carmichael host The Golden Globe pic.twitter.com/QlAOlIR3Gf
— Ahmed/The Ears/Nets Fan 🇸🇴 (@big_business_) January 11, 2023
the entire room at the golden globes during Jerrod Carmichael’s monologue…lmao whew chile pic.twitter.com/TpE3eghYvp
— Arianna Davis (@ariannagdavis) January 11, 2023
The person who hired Jerrod Carmichael to host watching his monologue
— I have so many questions? (@english_shamar) January 11, 2023
Here’s another moment that made the audience cringe:
No, but for real. Jerrod Carmichael — RIGHT NOW — is who y’all swear Dave Chappelle still is. And it’s not even close. https://t.co/PGg7Orxnti
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) January 11, 2023
And the reviews weren’t all good…
“We are here in the hotel that killed Whitney Houston, so that’s … very exciting.”
— XO, ANTY (@XOANTY) January 11, 2023
What did you think of the Jerrod Carmichael hosting the Golden Globes? Think they’ll ask him to do it again???
Image Credit: Kevin Winter / Staff | Getty Images
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