Watch Chelsea Peretti Roast Techies, San Francisco In Crunchies Monologue

Chelsea Peretti (Elia Settimi)

If you work in tech, you probably know all about the Crunchies, an annual awards show that takes place in San Francisco, a spectacle that bills itself -- in a move that displays a perfectly representative amount of self-awareness with regard to how much the rest of the world cares about the startup world -- as "the Oscars for startup and tech."

If you've heard of the Crunchies before and don't work in tech, there's a good chance it's because of the brouhaha surrounding host T.J. Miller's poorly received opening monologue at the 2015 event, in which the (possibly drunk) comedian used the word "bitch" like punctuation, among other controversial remarks.

Tough act to follow, huh? Well, comedian and Oakland native Chelsea Peretti seemed wholly up to the task last night (Feb. 8) at the War Memorial Opera House in downtown SF. TechCrunch, a sponsor of the event, just released video of Peretti's opening bit, which you should take a gander at below if you enjoy a) jokes about how rich, white and male the tech industry is, or b) footage of rich, white male tech industry people nervously laughing at jokes about how rich, white and male they are.

My personal favorite barb? When Peretti compliments the Crunchie mascot: "I know there was an earlier iteration that was a drone with a big penis just pissing on the city of San Francisco."

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