Earlier this year, comedian Hannah Gadsby earned acclaim not only for making us laugh, but also for making us think critically about the role of stand-up comedy in today's society.
Critics praised her for "forcing comedy to confront the #MeToo era"; she did the same last night when she stepped on stage in front of a room filled with men and then proceeded to drag them.
Despite only being on stage for a few minutes, her short speech managed to steal the show - or at least according to social media.
"This is not normal," Gadsby smiled as she stepped on stage, continuing:
The world's gone a bit crazy.
For somebody like me, a nobody from nowhere, to get this free gig - free suit, new boots - just because I don't like men.
As the crowd erupted into laughter and applause she stopped and responded with a follow-up:
That's just a joke of course. Just jokes fellas, calm down!
Gadsby then spawned the hashtag we never knew we needed:
It is just jokes, but what are jokes these days? We don't know. Nobody knows what jokes are, especially not men - am I right, fellas?
The short speech led to an avalanche of praise online, with many claiming that Gadsby looked at ease on stage - in fact, some said she should have been chosen to host the ceremony. Others called on producers to consider her for next year.
I don’t know who Hannah Gadsby is, but can she host next year? #Emmys