Sunrise star David ‘Kochie’ Koch takes a vicious swipe at TV rival Karl Stefanovic after THAT shocking cocaine joke the Today show host made about him at the Logies
Karl Stefanovic came under fire last month after making a bizarre joke about cocaine and longtime rival David “Kochie” Koch during the 2023 Logie Awards.
And Kochie fired back at the Today show host when he returned to Sunrise and The Morning Show on Thursday to announce his new role as chief economics officer at Compare the Market.
While Kochie sang the praises of Logies host Sam Pang, he said he was less than impressed with Karl’s improvised gag.
“He (Sam) did such a good job and the gags were really good. Sam is really smart because he never makes them vicious or personal or anything,’ he told Matt Doran and Kylie Gillies.
“It was just a wonderful night. A little different from Karl’s sense of humor.
Karl Stefanovic has been slammed after making a bizarre joke about cocaine and his longtime rival David ‘Kochie’ Koch during the 2023 Logie Awards
Karl’s cocaine joke at the Logies left the audience – and Kochie himself – more perplexed than entertained.
He got the gag after Kochie confessed her fondness for the third season of the Stan Bump series during an onstage presentation.
Seizing the moment, Karl, 48, took a comedic leap, playing on the double meaning of ‘bump’, a term colloquially associated with cocaine.
And Kochie fired back at the Today show host when he returned to Sunrise on Thursday to announce his new role as Chief Economics Officer at Compare the Market.
‘I just wanted to check something…I’m pretty sure before I heard Kochie say he likes Bumps…season three. Did someone mishear that? Because I’m pretty sure I did.
“Anyway, those are tomorrow morning’s headlines…” Karl remarked, hoping for a laugh.
However, his risky attempt at humor seemed to miss the mark, with audience members not reacting as he had hoped.
Karl’s improvised joke at the Logies about cocaine left the audience – and Kochie himself – more perplexed than entertained
A camera cut to a puzzled Kochie only added to the goofy moment.
Host Pang couldn’t resist a jibe at Karl’s joke later on the show, saying, “I don’t mean Karl’s joke about Kochie sinking, but OceanGate offers expeditions. to visit it.”
Viewers watching from home responded on social media, commenting on Karl’s misstep
“Kochie looks really confused and annoyed that Karl Stefanovic made a cocaine joke about him,” one fan tweeted alongside a laughing face emoji.
“Karl makes a joke about the keys that no one got, it seems lol,” another user remarked.
“Karl makes cocaine jokes that only he understands… #Logies,” added a third viewer.
Karl is known for his on-air wit on the Today show, but his joke fell flat at the Logies
Karl pictured on the Logies red carpet with his wife Jasmine