The funniest line at NBC’s upfront presentation was one many advertisers in the audience might not have heard.
After delivering a lively monologue about the ethnic makeup of the Peacock and her own ability to sell products, Whoopi Goldberg saved her funniest line for NBC Entertainment chief Jeff Zucker.
As the comic exited the Met stage, she embraced Zucker and quipped, “I hate this shit.”
Goldberg probably didn’t realize her microphone was on, and it seemed many at the Met didn’t, either. Goldberg’s comment simply couldn’t be heard by many folks over the applause that greeted her standup shtick, according to those who were at the event.
Viewers watching the NBC satellite feed in Burbank, however, could clearly hear what Goldberg said — and got a good chuckle out of her honest take on the dog-and-pony show that is Upfront Week.