“We’re going to put people’s names out of our mouths,” Grammys host Trevor Noah said during his expected single, which could be his biggest line of laughter and huge applause.
Earlier in the pre-show, nominated comedian Nate Bargatze was the first presenter at the 63rd Grammy Awards to mention in the award-show Elephant Room: Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars last Sunday.
Bargatz came out wearing a black crash helmet and joked, “They said comedians now have to wear it to award shows,” before complaining, “it doesn’t even cover your face.”
The show has seemed a bit unfocused in recent episodes in Los Angeles, with the Omicron increase. Lever Burton hosted the pre-show awards presentation, during which more than 70 awards were presented. See the winners (so far) and Grammy nominees here.
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