It’s worth watching in its entirety, but Vulture compiled some of the most acerbic comments of Pally’s extended bit, from a deadpan “This is the worst night of my life” to “I think a career highlight will be when I’m done.”

As he half-heartedly read his script, Pally continued ridiculing the show and its award winners, including “Backpack Kid” and a woman who was in college studying engineering but dropped out to play video games. “Don’t do that,” he advised. “She thinks it worked out for her, but in six months she will be trying to get back into that school.”

Pally’s points about the ceremony—and the social media landscape’s patent absurdity—were perfectly summed when a social media manager for GoPro came on stage holding a GoPro camera to film himself accepting the award. “Well thank you for that vibrant intro,” he said. “Really set us up. Well, so stoked to be here. Thank you guys so much. Our founders said it best—’the moment,’ that’s what GoPro is all about.”

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Pally, seconds before he was led off the stage.
Image: Shorty Awards/YouTube screenshot

Eventually, Pally was whisked off the stage by the singer Betty Who, who introduced the show’s “In Memoriam” segment, honoring the death of popular apps and platforms like Vine and AIM.

The “In Memoriam” segment shows that the Shortys don’t take themselves all too seriously. But Pally’s exasperated and wildly out of place monologue still seemed genuine—and for those of us dealing with social media overload, relatable.

Quartz reached out to the show’s press representatives for a response to the fiasco and we’ll update this story if we hear back.

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