Comedy ran rampant at the 25th Anniversary of the MTV Movie Awards. Some of the biggest names in the genre were on hand to host, present, and be recognized for their work. From Melissa McCarthy receiving the “Comedic Genius Award” to The Lonely Island performing a medley of some of Will Smith’s all-time greats, the show was stacked and packed with memorable moments throughout. Let’s take a look at the best comedic moments of the evening.
The evening was hosted by international superstar comedian Kevin Hart alongside the one and only Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The two are co-starring in the upcoming feature comedy Central Intelligence, in theaters June 17. To kick things off, the two revealed hilarious embarrassing photos of themselves from 25 years ago during the opening monologue to commemorate the award show’s anniversary inciting #MovieAwards to immediate trend number one worldwide. Johnson described his picture as “buff lesbian” while Kevin’s was a little more “on the nose” being described as “d*ck in cake”. You can check out the entire opening monologue here:
Amy Poehler took home the award for “Best Virtual Performance” thanks to her role in the smash hit Inside Out. During her acceptance speech, Poehler shouts out Chris Pratt for their Parks And Rec Anniversary promises to not swear so they’ll keep her in the broadcast:
Quite possibly the most memorable moment of the night happened when the two hosts rapped about the history of the award show giving us one of the greatest lines of any chorus to any song, “You’ll always remember where you were when leo got f***ed by a bear.”
Ryan Reynolds received a surprise serenade by hip hop legends Salt-N-Pepa of their classic “Shoop”, which was featured in his film Deadpool, alongside a team of “Deadpools” as he accepted the award for Best Comedic Performance.
Comedy trio The Lonely Island kicked it old school in half-buckled overalls for a medley of MTV Generation Award-winner Will Smith’s greatest hits.
There’s going for it and then there’s going for it. Adam Devine and Rebel Wilson, who won for Best Kiss, took things to the ground after winning the award. There film Pitch Perfect 2 also won for “Ensemble Cast”.
And finally, the crown jewel of the evening came when comedy powerhouse Melissa McCarthy was recognized with the “Comedic Genius Award”. Very fitting for someone who has been owning the comedy space since her break-out performance in Bridesmaids. Her entrance was grand, but her speech was the true highlight. You can check her out in The Boss, which is in theaters now.