CrossÂ Chris Rock off the list of people who might host theÂ Oscars next month!!!
The funnyman — who has hosted theÂ Academy Awards twice already, in 2005 and 2016 — was presenting an award at theÂ New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday night in Manhattan when he went in on the current state of comedy on television, and on the Oscars.
Speaking to the crowd while presenting an award to directorÂ Bo Burnham for his filmÂ Eighth Grade, Rock started off with a likely reference to his friend, the disgraced comedianÂ Louis C.K. (below):
â€œIf it was five years ago, I could say something really offensive and funny right now, but I canâ€™t do that anymore, soâ€¦heyyyy!â€�
Rock continued later, pointing outÂ Steve Martin in the audience and referencing how only a clean comedian like that had better host the Oscars from here on out (below):
â€œSteve Martin is here. You should host the Oscars. Youâ€™re the best. Steve Martin should host the Oscars! Because Iâ€™m not doing it, goddammit! Youâ€™re not getting me.â€�
In the wake ofÂ Kevin Hart‘s own Oscars controversy… there’s not much question here!
And something tells us a lot of comedians, right or wrong, probably feel the same way as Rock!
What about U, Perezcious readers?! What’s your reaction to Chris Rock’s comments on the Oscars?? Sound OFF in the comments (below)!
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