Calvin Harris Took Howie Mandel's Taylor Swift Dad Joke Surprisingly Well

Kick a man while he's down, why don't you?

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As he has been doing post-Taylor Swift—in between advocating for photosynthesis (opens in new tab)Calvin (opens in new tab) "We're All Plants" Harris grinned and bore it when Howie Mandel cracked a dad joke about his ex-girlfriend on Saturday.

Introducing Harris, who was attending Caesars Palace's 50th anniversary gala to collect an award (ouch), Mandel roasted the DJ with homonyms. "That's a nice suit. Who's your tailor?" he said. "See what I did?"

"You got that prepared, you had that one ready," Harris replied, with the same frozen smile he deployed here (opens in new tab). Then he launched into his acceptance speech like a man who walked in thinking it was going to be a chill night.

But at least he got to meet Tony.

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.