Jo Koy says the negative reaction to his Golden Globes hosting gig 'hurt'

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By James Kay

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Jo Koy has responded to the negative reaction to his Golden Globes appearance, claiming that the comments "hurt".

For those that missed it, the Golden Globe Awards, usually a beacon of good vibes and memorable celebrity moments, witnessed what The Guardian dubbed a "bad gig for the ages" as actor and comedian Koy took the stage.

His attempt at humor seemed to miss the mark, and some are even calling it a potential understatement.

The 52-year-old comedian opened the show with a monologue that included references to actor Barry Keoghan's anatomy and the weight-loss drug Ozempic, the latter falling flat and eliciting a stony silence from some of Hollywood's elite.

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Jo Koy's hosting of the Golden Globes didn't sit well with fans. Credit: Lionel Hahn/Getty

"Some I wrote, some other people wrote," Koy explained after a lackluster joke. "Yes, I got the gig 10 days ago! You want a perfect monologue? Yo, shut up. You’re kidding me right? Slow down, I wrote some of these and they are the ones you are laughing at."

As the evening progressed, Koy's performance didn't gain traction, and things took an awkward turn when he touched on Oppenheimer vs Barbie in front of Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and Greta Gerwig.

"Oppenheimer is based on the 721-page Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Manhattan Project — and Barbie is about a plastic doll with big boobies," he noted, proceeding to critique Gerwig's award-winning film.

Check out Koy's awkward Barbie joke at the Golden Globes:

Despite the rough start, Koy pressed on with his monologue, expressing his love for Christopher Nolan's movie Oppenheimer while joking about needing more backstory and pledging to finish watching it by 2025.

The comedian was handed the hosting role on December 21, just weeks before the event, prompting questions about the preparation for a comedian of his caliber.

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Jo Koy onstage at the Golden Globes. Credit: Rich Polk/Golden Globes 2024/Getty

People have since called for the return of Ricky Gervais after Koy's hosting fell flat, but it would seem as if the negative comments have made it back to the host.

Appearing on GMA 3: What You Need To Know, Koy said: "I had fun. You know, it was a moment that I’ll always remember. It’s a tough room. It was a hard job, I’m not going to lie… I’d be lying if [I said] it doesn’t hurt."

He added: "I hit a moment there where I was like, 'Ah.' Hosting is just a tough gig. Yes, I’m a stand-up comic but that hosting position it’s a different style. I kind of went in and did the writer’s thing. We had 10 days to write this monologue. It was a crash course. I feel bad, but I got to still say I loved what I did."

Have a look at the full opening monologue here:

Noting that one of his jokes regarding Taylor Swift backfired, when he commented on the need for more cameras to cut to her, he said: "I think it was when the Taylor one was just a little flat... It was a weird joke, I guess."

He clarified: "It was more on the NFL... I was trying to make fun of the NFL using cutaways and how the Globes didn’t have to do that. So it was more of a jab toward the NFL. But it just didn’t come out that way."

Featured image credit: John Salangsang/Golden Globes 2024/Getty

Jo Koy says the negative reaction to his Golden Globes hosting gig 'hurt'

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By James Kay

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Jo Koy has responded to the negative reaction to his Golden Globes appearance, claiming that the comments "hurt".

For those that missed it, the Golden Globe Awards, usually a beacon of good vibes and memorable celebrity moments, witnessed what The Guardian dubbed a "bad gig for the ages" as actor and comedian Koy took the stage.

His attempt at humor seemed to miss the mark, and some are even calling it a potential understatement.

The 52-year-old comedian opened the show with a monologue that included references to actor Barry Keoghan's anatomy and the weight-loss drug Ozempic, the latter falling flat and eliciting a stony silence from some of Hollywood's elite.

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Jo Koy's hosting of the Golden Globes didn't sit well with fans. Credit: Lionel Hahn/Getty

"Some I wrote, some other people wrote," Koy explained after a lackluster joke. "Yes, I got the gig 10 days ago! You want a perfect monologue? Yo, shut up. You’re kidding me right? Slow down, I wrote some of these and they are the ones you are laughing at."

As the evening progressed, Koy's performance didn't gain traction, and things took an awkward turn when he touched on Oppenheimer vs Barbie in front of Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and Greta Gerwig.

"Oppenheimer is based on the 721-page Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Manhattan Project — and Barbie is about a plastic doll with big boobies," he noted, proceeding to critique Gerwig's award-winning film.

Check out Koy's awkward Barbie joke at the Golden Globes:

Despite the rough start, Koy pressed on with his monologue, expressing his love for Christopher Nolan's movie Oppenheimer while joking about needing more backstory and pledging to finish watching it by 2025.

The comedian was handed the hosting role on December 21, just weeks before the event, prompting questions about the preparation for a comedian of his caliber.

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Jo Koy onstage at the Golden Globes. Credit: Rich Polk/Golden Globes 2024/Getty

People have since called for the return of Ricky Gervais after Koy's hosting fell flat, but it would seem as if the negative comments have made it back to the host.

Appearing on GMA 3: What You Need To Know, Koy said: "I had fun. You know, it was a moment that I’ll always remember. It’s a tough room. It was a hard job, I’m not going to lie… I’d be lying if [I said] it doesn’t hurt."

He added: "I hit a moment there where I was like, 'Ah.' Hosting is just a tough gig. Yes, I’m a stand-up comic but that hosting position it’s a different style. I kind of went in and did the writer’s thing. We had 10 days to write this monologue. It was a crash course. I feel bad, but I got to still say I loved what I did."

Have a look at the full opening monologue here:

Noting that one of his jokes regarding Taylor Swift backfired, when he commented on the need for more cameras to cut to her, he said: "I think it was when the Taylor one was just a little flat... It was a weird joke, I guess."

He clarified: "It was more on the NFL... I was trying to make fun of the NFL using cutaways and how the Globes didn’t have to do that. So it was more of a jab toward the NFL. But it just didn’t come out that way."

Featured image credit: John Salangsang/Golden Globes 2024/Getty