Eric Andre had mounted a social media campaign in the weeks leading up to the MTV Video Music Awards in hopes of hosting the show.

Andre didn’t host Sunday night’s telecast from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. But this photo from the red carpet with Jenni Farley (aka JWoww) is perhaps funnier than anything intentionally funny we saw on MTV last night.

Thanks, Eric!

The Eric Andre Show returns for its second season on Adult Swim on Oct. 10, 2013.

Photo from Eric Andre’s Instagram account.