Randy Rainbow’s hosting skills at the Grammy Awards 2023 have earned a mixed response. While some social media users praised him for being “sensible”, others thought his hosting skills were “poor.”

The comedian is co-hosting the Premiere Ceremony, which kicked off on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT. He also received his first Grammy nomination this year for A Little Brains, A Little Talent, in the best comedy album category.

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His hosting, however, was described as poor by several social media users.

“Randy Rainbow wants everyone to sit down, You are blocking his teleprompter #GRAMMYS,” a Twitter user wrote.

“randy rainbow isnt a great host but i get it its his first time,” another one added.

Some Twitter users were wowed by the comedian.

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“@RandyRainbow you’re doing Great. Just keep wowing them. 🌈😍” a Twitter user said.

“Watching the Grammy Premiere show because it’s free to watch and because Randy Rainbow is Hosting,” a second one tweeted.

“@RandyRainbow should be hosting the main show. #Grammys2023,” a third one said on Twitter.

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Who is Randy Rainbow?

Randy Stewart Rainbow is an American comedian and singer. He is 41 years old and was born in Huntington, New York.

In a 2017 interview with The New York Times, he recalled “It was really my grandmother who was the biggest influence because she’d talk back to the celebrities and politicians on TV. She was a combination of Joan Rivers, Elaine Stritch, Betty White, and Bea Arthur rolled into one.”

The opening performance of the ceremony featured the Blind Boys of Alabama, La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia and others. Arooj Aftab, Madison Cunningham, Samara Joy, Anoushka Shankar and Carlos Vives are also scheduled to perform on Sunday.

Other presenters for Grammys pre-show include nominees DOMi & JD BECK, Babyface, Myles Frost, Arturo O’Farrill and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, as well as five-time Grammy winner Jimmy Jam.

Trevor Noah, former Daily Show host, will handle the main ceremony for the third time.

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“The nerves come in because you’re standing in front of not just some of the best, but some of the biggest performers in the world,” he said, days ahead of the ceremony.

“Nerves are part of what I do,” the 38-year-old added.