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The Golden Globes are a night of celebrating the year’s best performances, scoping the chicest red-carpet trends and taking in a night full of funny one-liners and zingers. This year was no exception. From Amy Poehler denying Seth Meyers’s punch-line setup to Aziz Ansari thanking his one true love (pasta), here are eight jokes that actually made us laugh during the 2018 Golden Globes.


1. When Seth Meyers Paid Homage to the Magnificent Meryl Streep

The Post is nominated for best picture tonight. It’s a film about journalistic integrity, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. [Staff member comes onstage carrying several trophies.] No, not yet, we have to wait. We have to wait and see what happens.” —Seth Meyers during his opening monologue. 


2. And Praised Her Royal Majesty, Queen Oprah Winfrey

“Oprah Winfrey is receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award tonight. What a tremendous honor. For Cecil B. DeMille.”—Seth Meyers bowing down to Queen O.


3. When Jessica Chastain Burned the Patriarchy

“[The Golden Globes turned 75 this year]...But the actress that plays its wife is still only 32.”—Jessica Chastain owning Seth Meyers’s punch line.


4. And Carol Burnett Feigned Ignorance

Carol Burnett to Jennifer Aniston, while presenting: “I’m happy that you’re coming back to television, because Will & Grace was one of my favorite shows.”


5. When Aziz Ansari Gave Credit Where Credit’s Due

“I really want to thank Italy for all of the amazing food we ate in season two.”—Aziz Ansari thanking the things that truly matter during his acceptance speech for Best Actor in a TV series, Musical or Comedy for Master of None


6. And Frances McDormand Made a Strong Case for Group Tequila Shots

“We’ve been here a long time, and we need some tequila.”—Frances McDormand after accepting her award for Best Actress in a Drama for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. 



“Oy, the Spanx!…I’m going backstage. Is there cheese backstage?”—Amy Sherman Palladino accepting the award for Best Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.


8. And Finally, When Amy Poehler Turned Conventional Joke Telling on Its Head

“Said the peach in Call Me by Your Name, this scene is the pits.” —Amy Poehler, refusing Seth Meyers’s punch-line setup and owning the delivery. 

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