Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Seth Meyers Nailed His Golden Globes Monologue-By Giving Away the Mic

Seth Meyers Nailed His Golden Globes Monologue-By Giving Away the Mic

"Harvey Weinstein isn't here tonight because, well, I've heard rumors he's insane and hard to work with", Meyers said.

Somehow that joke also elicited an audible response from the audience, leading to Meyers' response: "Oh was that too mean?"

Before the show, he told Variety that he'd focusing more on Hollywood on Globes night, and said that he'd try to tread lightly and try to strike the right balance between amusing and respectful in terms of the gravity of the sexual harassment epidemic.

But he even called himself out for hosting and put hosts of future shows like the Oscars on notice by comparing himself to the "first dog they shot into outer-space". "It's 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed, and sexual harassment finally isn't", he added. That business was handled right up front in the opening speech from Seth Meyers who spent much of his monologue addressing all the scandals that have engulfed the entertainment world of late.

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Host Seth Meyers took the stage and began by greeting the crowd as "Ladies and remaining gentlemen".

"It's been years since a white man has been this nervous in Hollywood", he continued. Hey, remember when [Seth Rogen] was the guy making trouble with North Korea? "For example, I was happy to hear they were going to do another season of 'House of Cards.' Is Christopher Plummer available for that too?"

Meyers then said Issa Rae, star and creator of Insecure, has three projects in development.

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"When I first heard about a film where a naive young woman falls in love with a disgusting sea monster, I thought, 'Oh man, not another Woody Allen movie, '" Meyers said.

"- but those numbers might be off", Chau interrupted, "because a white person did the math".

He joked that producers asked a woman to host the show."They really did". Meanwhile, Bert and Ernie have been doing a parody of Call Me By Your Name for years. "They tried to get a woman to host the show which will be judged by some of the most powerful men in Hollywood and they were like 'hmm, well where is it?' They said it's in a hotel and long story short, I'm your host tonight", he added.

"We're all here tonight courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press. The only name that would make him angrier would be the 'Hillary Mexico Salad Associated'".

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