Grammys 2018: Ranking the best jokes from James Corden to Dave Chappelle
The Grammy Awards are music's biggest night of the year. Here are our must-see moments from the show!
James Corden made it through music's biggest night, even if he couldn't drive celebrities around and sing with them.
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The Late Late Show host fronted the Grammy Awards for the second year in a row and made the best of an overall dull show. Corden was affable as a host even if he played it a little safe and was sometimes overshadowed by other presenters and performers.
We ranked the best jokes of the night, from Corden, the always-reliable Dave Chappelle and more.
10. "I’m telling you, if they can just get that song on the radio they’ve got a hit on their hands."
James Corden, referencing mega-hit Despacito.
9. "This year, we don’t just have the most diverse group of nominees in Grammys history, we also have for the second year in a row, the least diverse host in Grammys history."
Corden, kicking off the night with some self-deprecation.
8. "Thank you, thank you, I’ve never heard of me either."
Comedian Jim Gaffigan, while presenting an award.
7. "I’ve been in New York for a week now, I pretty much know this place like the back of my hand. So if you need me to show you around. ... Guys like me and you, we’re hood forever you know? ... You call it the Big Apple, I call it the concrete jungle where dreams are made up, that’s just something I made up, I don’t know."
Corden, addressing New York's own Jay-Z.
6. "I love that song. It takes me back. Like way back, to when Trump wasn't president."
Trevor Noah, presenting an award.
5. “I’m sorry, son, nobody wants to hear you sing.” "I think a lot of Millennials would disagree!"
An "angry subway rider" to Corden and the comedian's response during his "failed" Subway Carpool Karaoke bit.
4. "If you want the full experience, go down to a gas station, wait in line for 20 minutes, and then give them an extra $45 for a soda and a hot dog and you’ll really feel like you’re here."
Corden, helping viewers at home get the full live-performance experience.
3. "Over the last eight years this man brought us hope and change. If you asked him if something was possible he said 'yes we can.' Ladies and gentlemen, the 44th president of — wait, wait, no, I didn't read all the way down, that's my mistake. That one's on me."
Corden, introducing the president and CEO of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow.
2. "If he wasn’t so talented, lovable and damn charismatic, you’d find him really damn annoying."
Corden, introducing a performance from Childish Gambino (Donald Glover), who happens to be a Grammy-winner, Golden Globe-winner, Emmy-winner and is starring in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
1. "I just wanted to remind the audience that the only thing more frightening than watching a black man be honest in America, is being an honest black man in America."
Chappelle, taking part in Kendrick Lamar's blockbuster opening performance.