Video: Nick Kroll And John Mulaney's Hilarious Opening Monologue At The Independent Spirit Awards
Did you catch the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday night? If you did, you saw Nick Kroll and John Mulaney take a hilarious turn as hosts.
The duo recently completed a run on Broadway with their comedy Oh, Hello On Broadway. Furthermore, Nick Kroll played a more serious role, this year, in the indie darling Loving.
Kroll and Mulaney's opening monologue was sure to hit a few political notes, taking jabs at Mel Gibson, and doing an extended bit on President Trump's Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. "You know what, in this country, if you're that sexy, you get anything you want," Kroll told the audience of Bannon.
"Now, some of you might take the opportunity, today, to make a political statement in your speech," Kroll later added.
"And that is your right," Mulaney continued. "But, bare in mind, we are on IFC and these are the Spirit Awards. So, in terms of impact, you could give your speech directly into camera, or you could whisper it to yourself in the bathroom."
James Corden, who hosted the Grammy's just two weeks earlier, tweeted high praise of the pair.
Comedian, and one of the night's presenters, Jenny Slate also gushed over the two's hosting chops.
And comedians Patton Oswalt and Ben Schwartz were also sure to add their praise.