James Blunt has built a reputation as a sharp-witted troll hunter, but his sense of humor was put to the test when he was brutally roasted on an Australian TV show.
Blunt was in the hot seat for Wednesday night's Hard Chat, a Q&A segment on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's satirical news program The Weekly.
Like the BBC show it apes, Hardtalk, the Australian version is a full bore grilling. And its host Tom Gleeson routinely leaves his guests rattled.
Like so many others, Blunt was under the cosh from the start, as he was introduced as a "one-hit wonder," then ripped about his name, his music, his career and his life choices.
In one example, Gleeson dropped this hammer: "Now you're really good at writing great comebacks on Twitter. Wouldn't it be easier to write great songs?" His followup question: "You were a judge on 'The X Factor,' where you criticized other people's music. Isn't that the pot calling the kettle shit?"
To his credit, Blunt flexed his powers of self-deprecation and endured the barrage. Watch the clip below.