In front of the most talented people in Hollywood, Jo Koy began his very first hosting role at the Golden Globes on Sunday with a speech that made references to the size of “Saltburn” star Barry Keoghan’s penis and the weight-loss medicine Ozempic. The audience’s reaction to his gags was divided.
The stand-up comedian said, “Some I wrote, some other people wrote,” when one of his lines was not as well received as he had imagined it would be.
“Yes, I was hired for the job ten days ago! Do you want a monologue that is flawless? Don’t be too loud. Have you got me completely fooled? I am the one who authored some of these, and these are the ones that you are laughing at when you read them.
One of the most memorable moments for Koy was when he made a joke about the extended nude dancing scene that Barry Keoghan of “Saltburn” had in the movie.
Jo Koy’s #GoldenGlobes monologue made jokes about Ozempic and Barry Keoghan’s penis in “Saltburn.” It earned a mixed response.
“Some I wrote, some other people wrote. I got the gig 10 days ago, you want a perfect monologue?” he told the crowd. https://t.co/hKAzmGyeRy
— Variety (@Variety) January 8, 2024
He made several references to the astounding size of his character’s genitals in the movie, and he asked Keoghan from the stage, “Where is your penis seated? Straight ahead? “That was the true highlight of the performance.”
“The Color Purple,” which the comic describes as “what happens to your butt when you take Ozempic,” was one of the numerous titles that were nominated for prizes at the awards presentation. The comedian worked jokes about many of the major titles that were nominated.
Koy stated, “It was kind of weird being attracted to a plastic doll,” as he was watching the film “Barbie,” which was directed by Greta Gerwig and starred Margot Robbie. He then swiftly added, “just something about your eyes, Ryan,” when he was starring at Ryan Gosling, who played Ken in the film.
“The most important moment in ‘Barbie’ is when she goes from being a beautiful woman to having bad breath, cellulite, and flat feet,” Koy added, eliciting groans from the audience. “This is what casting directors refer to as character acting.” He responded by saying, “I got the gig ten days ago.” (That particular joke was what sparked his response.)
“I absolutely adored ‘Oppenheimer,'” I only have one issue, and that is that it required an additional hour. Koy expressed his opinion that the popular film directed by Christopher Nolan lacked a sufficient amount of backstory. “I have decided that my New Year’s resolution for 2024 is to complete ‘Oppenheimer’ in the year 2025.”
During his time watching “Killers of the Flower Moon” by Martin Scorsese, Koy stated that the most important thing he learned was that “white people stole everything.” You people stole one hundred percent of everything, not just 97 percent.
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After receiving a range of reactions from the audience, Koy continued by saying, “What, that was your premise? You took the land, you took the oil, and you took the premise of the movie.” This is so hilarious that I don’t even care. All that is happening is that the room is extremely white.
Today, the Golden Globes are being shown live on CBS and are also available to stream on Paramount+.
Over the course of his “Funny Is Funny World Tour,” comedian Koy has published five stand-up specials on Comedy Central and Netflix. One of these specials, titled “Live From The Los Angeles Forum,” will be aired on Netflix in 2022.
In addition, Koy had a starring role in the film “Easter Sunday,” which was released by Universal Pictures in 2022 and was based on his own humorous stand-up routines and experiences.
His most recent appearance was in the movie “Haunted Mansion” produced by Disney. He also had voice roles in the films “Monkey King” and “Leo” produced by Netflix.