If you’re given the chance to say whatever the hell you want to a collection of the most powerful people in the world—and Rick Springfield—why not be kind of a dick?
Joel McHale, who would never be confused for being nice while bashing the Kardashians on his show The Soup, tore into Chris Christie (“Governor [Christie], do you want bridge jokes or size jokes? I could go half and half — I know you like a combo platter”), Fox News (“Their key demographic? The corpses of old people who tuned into Fox News and haven’t yet been discovered”), and, of course, easy target CNN (“CNN is desperately searching for something they’ve been missing for months: their dignity”).
The crowd is horrible, but he was never really performing for them. On YouTube, the dickishness works.