Sometimes the hosts at the VMAs are super funny, and sometimes they’re super awkward. But when they’re funny—whew, what a relief! And occasionally, of course, the funny moments come accidentally…
Chris Rock‘s third hosting gig, in 2003. By then, everyone expected Chris to totally bring it—and as the most sought-after comedian in the world at the time, he definitely did.
Paul Reubens, soon after his arrest for masturbation in public, appears at the 1991 show in character as Pee-Wee Herman and innocently asks, “Heard any good jokes lately?”
Chelsea Handler and Lindsay Lohan battle it out backstage in 2011. Okay, it was slightly awkward, but it was a nice relief to laugh as Lindsay joked, “You think anyone wants to work with a drunk? Take it from me, they don’t!”
Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic smacks himself in the face with his own bass at the 1992 VMAs. I mean, he probably didn’t think it was funny, but we did.
And the single funniest moment from the 2013 VMAs? That’d be Rihanna’s unimpressed face during Miley Cyrus’ historic performance:
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