In fact, the award show was ‘UNSAFE’ this year according to the actor.
Sunday, September 19, marked the first time in two years that the Emmy Awards took place with a live audience. Due to the ongoing pandemic, there was no live audience for the award show in 2020.
It took place in a massive tent where celebrities, in the flesh, gathered to accept their award rather than remotely.
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Rogen was the first award presenter of the evening, and during his speech he made it a point to express concern about the massive crowd gathered in non-open-air room.
“Let me start by saying there is way too many of us in this little room,” Rogen said. “What are we doing? They said this was outdoors. It’s not! They lied to us! We’re in a hermetically sealed tent right now!”
Rogen noted that he wouldn’t have even come to the Emmys had he been made aware of the setup.
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He called the Emmy Award ceremony setup ‘insane’ and posed the question, “why is there a roof?”
The “Superbad” actor then joked, “It’s more important that we have three chandeliers than that we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight.”
Despite most of his opening monologue having a joking undertone, he still made a very important point.
“I went from wiping my groceries to having Paul Bettany sneeze in my face, so that’s a big week,” he continued to joke to the audience.
He capped it off, “alright, that’s all the jokes I wrote.”
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Rogen presented the award for “Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.”
“Ted Lasso’s” Hanna Waddingham took home the golden trophy, but Rogen had an ‘Adele Dazeem’ moment while announcing her name.
While announcing the winner, Rogen said, “The Emmy goes to Hannah Waddington for Ted Lasso.”
In case you didn’t catch it, her last name is WaddingHAM not WaddingTON.
The Emmy-winning actress didn’t seem to notice, because she was too shocked to be giving a speech at the Emmys let alone take be taking home an Emmy.
The Emmys were originally set to take place in the Microsoft Theatre; however, given the spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19, the award show had to be scaled back and take place in a tent.
Rogen has yet to make a comment about his Emmys speech.