And so toward the end of his Golden Globes monologue - which relied exclusively on punchlines instead of soft-shoeing his way through a song-and-dance number - Meyers brought "Jokes Seth Can't Tell" to the Golden Globes, setting up jokes and then handing off the punchlines to more fitting people out in the audience.
This year's show marked the Late Night host's first stint as host of the Globes, following fellow NBC late-night funnyman Jimmy Fallon's turn last year.
Meyers even took himself to task for being the host of the show.
Overall, it was as successful an opening monologue as could be hoped for in an incredibly fraught broadcast; Meyers also became noticeably more comfortable alongside the audience.
"It's 2018, marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't", he said, adding that 2017 was the "year of big little lies and get out - and the television series "Big Little Lies" and the movie 'Get Out'". Both were clearly happening as Meyers threw hard barbs at the likes of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Donald Trump.
Pyongyang Names Delegation to Attend Talks with South Korea
The South's delegation also includes Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung, who has a range of experience in inter-Korean talks. Jon Jong-su has also attended various inter-Korean talks, beginning with the inter-Korean summit in June 2000.
"It's time to address the elephant not in the room", Meyers started.
Meyers said Weinstein would have his comeback to Hollywood "in 20 years when he's the first person ever booed during the In Memoriam".
Host Seth Meyers took the stage and began by greeting the crowd as "Ladies and remaining gentlemen". "There's a new era underway and I can tell, because it's been years since a white male has been this nervous".
Meyers joked about when Seth Rogen, rather than Trump, "was the guy making trouble with North Korea", referring to Rogen's movie "The Interview". "For example, I was happy to hear they're going to do another season of "House of Cards".is Christopher Plummer available for that, too?" "It'll sound like that", Meyers kidded.
He also mocked Spacey's Southern accent in the show, adding. Meyers described Call Me By Your Name as a coming-of-age story for a young, queer man. Billy Eichner then cracked that Kevin Spacey said, "You lost me when you said 'of age'". Hong Chau of Downsizing then joked, "But those numbers may be off since a white man did the math". "A string of three words that could not have been better created to infuriate our president". The only name that could make him angrier would be the Hillary Mexico Salad Association. "I'm so inspired by men wearing black to the Golden Globes, an event to which they'd normally wear black tuxedos". Meanwhile, Bert and Ernie have been doing a parody of Call Me By Your Name for years.