Chelsea Handler hosted the Critics Choice Awards last night, which took place just one week after her ex Jo Koy hosted the Golden Globes.
Jo didn't exactly get glowing reviews for his opening monologue, and one moment that fell particularly flat? When he blamed his writers, saying, "Yo, I got the gig 10 days ago! You want a perfect monologue? Shut up! You are kidding me, right? Slow down. I wrote some of these and they're the ones you're laughing at."
Kinda yikes, and in what seemed like a clear but subtle response at the CCAs, Chelsea joked, "Unfortunately, Martin Scorsese isn't here tonight, but that's not going to stop me from letting everyone know that I would toss him around like a little Italian meatball. Thank you for laughing at that, my writers wrote it."
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Just FYI, the Los Angeles Times asked Jo about "throwing his writers under the bus" during the Golden Globes and he made sure to shout out how hard they worked.
"I love my writers. I love all three of them and I shouted them out," he said. "And I told them like that was a moment right there where I’m just grasping. I love them and I can’t stop talking about them in every interview. They busted their ass, man. There’s a lot of greats that make rookie moves. That was a rookie move. Those writers are dope and that was not my intention at all. They were amazing, they had my back and I need to make sure I fix that and I will, I always will."
He went on to say, "It’s so crazy because the day before, we were all sitting right here, it was the first time we all met in person, the day before we had to turn in that monologue. One time, that’s all we had. It was the most insane thing. And all we did was just sit and just go over it. And then you know there’s the suggestions. I went up on my stage [here at my office] and just verbally ran through it. But I was running it through [our group], of course we’re gonna laugh at it. It’s honest feedback for us but I didn’t get to run it onstage anywhere. I didn’t get to go anywhere where I could just sneak these things in and that’s what this is all about, it’s working things out. So given the circumstances, that’s what I had to go through and that’s fine."
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