T.J. Miller Critics’ Choice Awards Opening Monologue Video 2016 – WATCH!
T.J. Miller opened Sunday’s 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards with a monologue filled with references to his recent arrest, popular TV shows and the year’s best movies. Watch below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Miller was arrested early Friday after allegedly striking his Uber driver during a dispute. The incident came at a rather unfortunate time for the star, as it was the same day his new movie, Office Christmas Party, hit theaters, and only two days before his hosting gig. Critics’ Choice organizers, however, said Miller would still emcee the 22nd annual show.
After all, he successfully served as host for the 21st annual ceremony back in January. Miller is also a Critics’ Choice winner, taking home the 2015 award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. His show, “Silicon Valley,” won Best Comedy Series at the same event.
So, perhaps needless to say, there was a lot of curiosity and anticipation leading up to Miller taking the stage tonight. When he did, the comedic actor enthusiastically came on stage as a belly dancer (of sorts) and promised a “great night.” He then said he wanted to address “the elephant in the room.”
“The election was definitely hacked by the Russians,” Miller deadpanned, before joking that Putin also hacked the night’s teleprompter. Then he said he would address the “real elephant.” “Yes, it’s the 40th anniversary of A Chorus Line on Broadway,” he cracked, before actually doing a short dance routine.
Then, with his backup dancers mimicking his every move, Miller gave shout-outs to Tom Hanks, Tom Ford, and Dev Patel. The comedian suddenly exclaimed, though, “What the f*ck am I doing?” He then ranted about the challenge of being a politically-minded celebrity versus staying out of current events. But as Miller said the nation isn’t “divided,” but “broken” and that every just needed to be “unified,” his dancers suddenly left the stage, leaving him all alone.
“I shouldn’t have done this,” he quipped as he realized what happened. Miller went on to urge everyone not to be “upset… until next year, in February, at the Oscars.” Check out full video of Miller’s opening monologue at the Critics’ Choice Awards below!