It needed to occur: a comic has taken to the dais at a serious awards present carrying a helmet. Nate Bargatze was the comedian who got here packing safety as he stepped out to current awards through the Grammys’ premiere ceremony Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas.
Mentioned LeVar Burton, who hosted the webcast during which a lot of the day’s Grammys had been handed out, “Now, I need to warn you all that our subsequent presenter is a comic, if what I imply.” They knew. “So I must warning all people, stay in your seats and hold your palms to yourselves. All proper?” Burton launched Bargatze as a comic book who’s “promoting out reveals throughout America with clear family-friendly comedy and reaching one other milestone as we speak with a nomination for greatest comedy album.”
Additional referencing Will Smith hanging Chris Rock on the Oscars every week in the past, Bargatze mentioned, “They mentioned comedians need to put on these now at awards reveals through the joke components. It doesn’t even cowl your face, I believe it simply focuses the place you’d hit me… All proper, that is silly, I’ll take it off.”
No comedians had been harmed through the making of the Grammys’ three-hour-plus pre-telecast, however there are nonetheless one other three and a half hours to come back in prime time on CBS, so the evening remains to be younger.
Bargatze was nominated for comedy album this yr for his album “The Best Common American,” in opposition to competitors from Lavell Crawford, Chelsea Handler, Louis C.Okay., Lewis Black and Kevin Hart. The Nashville-based comedian’s Netflix specials embrace “The Tennessee Child” in addition to “The Best Common American.”
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