“At the Grammys, you can literally beat the shit out of a nominee and be asked to perform twice,” Rogen said to thunderous applause. (The Grammys came under fire two weeks ago for giving Chris Brown a platform just three years after he assaulted his then girlfriend, Rihanna.)

Discussing the year’s Spirit Award nominees, Rogen was just as quick-witted. He joked that “Drive” was a silent film, before commenting on the villains in Nicolas Winding Refn’s moody noir, played by Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman.

“‘Drive’ made Jews so scary I thought Mel Gibson directed it,” he said.

As for “The Artist” — which wound up winning four Spirit Awards, including Best Feature — Rogen quipped, “I thought we created the whole foreign film category to stop this shit from happening.”

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