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LeVar Burton jokes about Will Smith’s Oscar win at the Grammys pre-show

the Grammys haven’t even officially started yet — but have the Will Smith jokes.

“I want to warn you all that our next presenter is a comedian. If you know what I mean,” LeVar Burton said while hosting the Grammys’ “opening ceremony” that took place hours before the televised main event and awarded the majority of the music awards.

“So I have to warn everyone: stay in your seats and keep your hands to yourself. Alright?” The actor and presenter joked at the afternoon ceremony.

LeVar Burton joked about Will Smith's infamous slap in the face on Oscar night while hosting the Grammys premiere ceremony.
LeVar Burton joked about Will Smith’s infamous slap in the face on Oscar night while hosting the Grammys premiere.
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Smith slammed Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's baldness.
Smith slammed Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
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Comedian Nate Bargatze came on stage wearing a helmet for protection.
Comedian Nate Bargatze came on stage wearing a helmet for protection.
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Comedian Nate Bargatze then took the stage wearing a large black helmet.

“They said comedians now have to wear these during their joke parties at awards shows,” he said, to some onlookers who looked shocked. “It doesn’t even cover your face, I guess it just focuses on where you would hit me.”


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Burton and Bargatze were there, of course Referring to the slap heard “around the world”. last Sunday, as actor Will Smith smacked comedian Chris Rock in the face for making a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia.

Smith, who later won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in King Richard, was faced with the possible Expulsion or Suspension from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences when he left the organization Friday.

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