Dave Hughes’ opening Logies speech was peppered with awkward ‘ooo’s from the audience after he bridged some rather controversial topics.
One that truly divided the crowd was his handling of Grant Hackett.
Addressing the embattled swimming star’s recent troubles, Hughes said, “Grant Hackett, ‘Oh I’m going to rehab again’, well listen this time, right!”
“I love Grant Hackett, he’s a great Australian but he’s being a bit whingey.
“Did you see on Instagram he put a selfie of himself with a black eye and said, ‘look what my brother did’. That’s what brothers do Grant, you bloody be a d**k and they give you a clip!"
“Look on the bright side, you could be Kim Jong-un’s brother," he concluded.
The comedian’s jokes were equally jarring to the TV audience, and many took to Twitter afterwards to slam the speech.
Hughes went on to take aim at Today host Karl Stefanovic and the public attention that's surrounded his split from his wife of 12 years Cassandra Thorburn, and relationship with his new girlfriend Jasmine Yarbrough.
“The paparazzi followed Karl to America, that made me angry,” he said.
“I can’t get them to follow me down the street! I had to walk down Bourke street with four hookers and a wheelbarrow of drugs and they wouldn’t follow me!”