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Forget the fashion and the performances for a moment. Let’s focus on the comedy.

Or lackthereof?

Kevin Hart took on hosting duties at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards last night, opening the event with a monologue that tackled…

… the Drake vs. Chris Brown bar brawl (On why Drake allegedly threw a bottle: “Drake is from Canada. He loves to recycle…”).

… Snooki’s son, Lorenzo Dominic (On having a baby “in her oven” and why the Jersey Shore star can handle it: Because she’s “been cooking [her] skin for a while.”).

… the Kristen Stewart affair with Rupert Sanders (“Look, we’ve got Sleepy, Grumpy, Adultery…”).

So, how did Hart do? Grade his performance as host now: