Calls The Emmy Awards ‘Insane’ For Being Covid Unsafe The comedian's jokes were based in reality.
Seth Rogen is letting the world know the 2021 Emmy Awards weren’t all that they’re chalked up to be.
Sunday, September 19, marked the first time the Emmy Awards had a live audience in two years. It took place in a massive tent, where celebrities gathered to accept their award rather than remotely.
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 the 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 ceremony setup "insane" and posed the question, “why is there a roof?” “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."