Going to an awards show when you know you won’t win anything can take a bit of humility.

Going to an awards show when your current project is guaranteed to be the butt of half the jokes takes something closer to courage.

So we thought we’d salute Reeve Carney—Peter Parker in the ever-infamous Spider Man musical—not only for bringing some much-needed swagger to the gray bowtie, but for grinning through no less than eight jokes at the expense of his current gig at last night’s Tony Awards.

As it turns out, gentlemanliness isn’t always fun, but a few forced grins go a long way, and he made it through the night in fine form. Hats off.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom