He switches from praise to insult without skipping a beat or changing tone.
Of course, this could only happen at the Clios because advertising execs are entirely comfortable with having the scorn of the chattering class with their dinner. They make illusions for others, and so have none. Whereas the earnest dorks at the Oscars, etc., would never stand for being told that they’re a bunch of lie-peddling whores.
Then again, maybe they would. I nominate Jennifer Lawrence for the job.