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Trevor Noah's Grammys banter that left Taylor Swift laughing shows how to 'host and make jokes'

Trevor Noah delivers a tasteful and respectful monologue at the 66th Grammy Awards, making a few playful jokes about Swift's appearances at NFL games.

Trevor Noah's Grammys banter that left Taylor Swift laughing shows how to 'host and make jokes'
Cover Image Source: Taylor Swift attends the 66th GRAMMY Awards on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Trevor Noah has been making headlines for doing a great job of hosting the 66th Grammy Awards, one of the most important events in the music industry. Out of the many famous and talented people at the venue, Taylor Swift was the one everybody had their eyes on because of the recent controversy that had to do with comedian Jo Koy. Koy, who is an American comedian and actor, got to host the 81st Golden Globes Awards but drew criticism from many for his jokes and manner of speaking. One of the targets of his many poor jokes happened to be Taylor Swift and let's just say things did not go too well for the comedian after he made the joke.

Taylor Swift at the 81st Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gilbert Flores/Golden Globes 2024/Golden Globes 2024 via Getty Images)
Taylor Swift at the 81st Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2024, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gilbert Flores/Golden Globes 2024/Golden Globes 2024 via Getty Images)

Koy decided to take a jab at Swift's recent appearances at NFL games. He said, "As you know, we came on after a football doubleheader. The big difference between the Golden Globes and the NFL. On the Golden Globes, we have fewer camera shots of Taylor Swift, I swear." Swift, who was in the audience, did not look very happy with the joke he made and continued to sip her drink while staring at him blankly. Swift has been present at most games where her romantic interest, Travis Kelce, plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.


 
 
 
 
 
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Since she shows up to these games to offer her support for Kelce, a lot of widespread media coverage of the singer takes place. Many thought that the comedian's jokes were in poor taste. Thankfully, Noah took a much better comedic approach at the Grammys when he decided to defend Swift while he was hosting. A brave move by him, considering how much backlash Koy faced when he made a bad joke. He begins by stating, "I think it is so unfair how NFL fans have been complaining about the cameras cutting to Taylor Swift. Right?"



 

He points out how fans assumed that Swift wanted all that attention and was controlling the cameras herself. Noah hilariously tells fans of the sports to "let her live." He felt bad for the predicament she was in, so he decided to do something for her at the Grammys. Noah would give the singer a break by cutting the cameras to a person who played football every time her name was mentioned. As he says this, the camera hilariously cuts to actor Terry Crews sitting in the audience, intently listening to Noah's monologue before he slowly realizes that the camera is on him.



 



 

He looks around, smiling and Noah can be heard exclaiming, "You like that, Terry Crews?" Swift can also be seen laughing at Noah's jokes, the exact opposite of her reaction to Koy's remarks about her. Noah funnily continues and tells Crews that he better fix his face and that they would all be observing him for the rest of the night. The audience also finds this very comedic and Crews can be seen laughing at Noah's tasteful jokes. Noah hilariously suggests that Crews might be working for the CIA, which gets the audience and the actor laughing even more. For the audience and the viewers, Noah's monologue proved how to host a show and make jokes about attendees "without hurting" anyone. "Trevor Noah understands how to involve people without hurting them. #ClassyDude," wrote one user (@Built2Sleep) on X while another user, @jo_beth_c, commented: "THAT is how you make a joke about Taylor Swift! #GRAMMYs #trevornoah."



 



 

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