Last night saw T.J. Miller, star of Silicon Valley on HBO as well as upcoming films Deadpool, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, and How to Train Your Dragon 3, host the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on A&E. Miller, if you are unfamiliar, is no stranger to taking risks and he made that his theme for the evening. With a heavy background in improv, stand-up, and theater, who better than to take said risks. Miller is famously known for renting a live bear and bringing it to his audition for the animated film Yogi Bear for crying out loud, so risks do have their rewards. Let’s take a deeper dive into the evening both from his perspective as well as the winners.
Here’s what happens when Miller heads into the montage room with the help of his friends including Andy Kaufaman Award winner and guest of The Laugh Button podcast, Nick Vatterott for the Cold Open. Classic T.J. Miller:
Miller had some of the critics in the room on a stick, literally on a stick. In fact, several sticks. In his opening monologue, he explains that everyone in attendence are winners despite the fact that most of them will be going home losers.
No one is a stranger to criticism, specially those in a room for an awards show with the word critics in it. Watch as Miller reads his worst review ever.