In case you were needing a compelling reason to not watch the upcoming Golden Globes this weekend, the show’s host Seth Meyers is here to help.
The first-time Globes host, 44, tells PEOPLE that his opening monologue will be charged by politics, much like his show Late Night with Seth Meyers...
“He holds the keys to us not talking about him, which would to be to just behave differently,” Meyers says of Trump. “But while he continues on this path, we’ll continue on ours.”
Now, for purposes of full disclosure, I have to admit that I have never found Meyers very funny. In the pantheon of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update hosts, Meyers never even came close to approaching the level of Norm MacDonald, Dennis Miller, Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, or even Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
So take a rather unfunny observational comedian and add his promise to inject more tired, partisan politics from the most morally bankrupt sector of our population, and you’ve got a recipe for Andy Griffith re-runs or turning off the TV altogether and listening to a police scanner.
But though Meyers promises to address Hollywood’s own recent scandals, the question remains why so many in the entertainment industry continue to believe that they have any moral high ground for lampooning any other target. Why don’t they seem to understand that in the eyes of so much of the country, they aren’t the joke-tellers, they are the joke punchlines?
No one is suggesting that actors and actresses can’t have opinions and can’t share them. What at least I am suggesting is why people whose own business is show-business can’t seem to figure out that they are ridiculous to expect average Americans to want to tune into an awards show:
- That is way too long
- That gives out way too many pointless awards
- That always selects the most obscure candidates and nominees
- That is literally a bunch of celebrities giving awards to themselves for being great
- That drags out acceptance speeches in order to inject radical politics rejected by most Americans
I suppose there must be some people who are into it, otherwise their ratings would tank and advertisers would reallocate their investments. So if that’s you, more power to you. Maybe you can fill me in later as I’ll be taking a long, hard, pass.