When it was announced that comedian Aziz Ansari would be hosting this year’s MTV Movie Awards, I knew that the show wouldn’t be completely terrible. And Ansari did not disappoint. While it seemed like they kind of gave over the show to Les Grossman (Tom Cruise) even though Tropic Thunder came out two years ago, Ansari had a fantastic opening monologue. In it, he took on 3D movies, Avatar, and the Twilight movies. Like any skilled comedian, he knew his audience and didn’t really attack his targets (they’re not his cousin Harris) as much as he just pointed out how ridiculous they all are but made the jokes feel fresh.
Hit the jump to check out the monologue. For more of Ansari, make sure you pick up his great stand-up special Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. He’s also signed on to co-star in the comedy 30 Minutes or Less as well as an untitled project with fellow hilarious person Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down).