• Seth Meyers: Andy Samberg’s Spike Lee joke would have ‘tanked’ at the Golden Globes (Video)

    Andy Samberg appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday after hosting the Golden Globes with Sandra Oh earlier this week. On Late Night, Samberg complained to Seth Meyers that he and his co-host did not have enough time to do all of the jokes they had prepared (or that their friends texted them last-minute).

    The unlikely pairing did a bang-up job of hosting the Not-Quite-The-Oscars award show. After presenting together at the Emmys, the two were put together again by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association despite only knowing each other for a few weeks.

    “We met briefly, we presented at the Emmys, and then we spent the last week and a half working on the Globes,” Samberg told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “But we didn’t know each other that much.”

    Samberg and Oh, who won the Best Actress in a TV Drama Golden Globe for her new series Killing Eve, still managed to gather a slew of jokes for their opening monologue, which Samberg kind of proved no one was listening to.

    Still, Samberg shared 18 (yes, 18) jokes that were cut for time on Late Night. Many of them are killer monologue jokes like, “Crazy Rich Asians is up for two awards, and crazy rich white people are up for the remaining 200.” Others were the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star’s typical brand of silly comedy. “BlacKkKlansman was nominated, and judging by the upper- and lowercase lettering in the title, it is also a WiFi password.”

    One joke, however, was so nuanced and New York-specific that there was no possible way a celebrity Los Angeles crowd was going to get it—let alone the 18.6 million people watching at home. We won’t spoil it for you, but it’s about Spike Lee. Just know he goes to a lot of Knicks games.

    Watch Samberg read all the jokes—and do a brief, but spot on John Mulaney impression—below.

    Billy Procida

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