Jo Koy Admits He Had an ‘Off Night’ Hosting the 2024 Golden Globes: ‘I Fell a Little Short’

Jo Koy knows he wasn’t among the 2024 Golden Globes winners list after his hosting “fell flat.”

The stand-up comedian said during “Good Morning America” that he had an “off night” MC’ing the annual awards ceremony that aired January 7.

“That’s a tough gig, I’m not going to lie,” Koy said. “I wanted to give a little bit more of me, and I fell a little short. That’s all.”

He continued, “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. 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.”

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Koy specifically reacted to his quip about the NFL showing more of Taylor Swift than the Golden Globes, saying, “I think it was when the Taylor [Swift] one was just a little flat…It was a weird joke, I guess. But 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.”

When asked if he would host again, Koy added, “I love the art of standup. It was cool the opportunity came to me, but hosting is just a beast. That’s about it.”

During the ceremony, which IndieWire’s Ben Travers called Koy’s opening monologue “nothing short of a catastrophe,” the comedian called out his fellow joke writers, which led to backlash especially after the WGA strike.

“Some [jokes] I wrote, some other people wrote,” Koy said onstage after the audience was silent following a punchline. “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.”


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