For the past three years, the Golden Globes have been hosted by the razor-witted Ricky Gervais. Much to the chagrin of some of the big names in the room, Gervais pulled no punches in his punchlines, famously going after Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen and "Home Improvement" star, Tim Allen. Next year's show however will not be hosted by Ricky, but it promises to be just as funny. That's because Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, two of biggest names in comedy right now, will be hosting the show on its 70th Anniversary.
Fey and Poehler first worked together on the set of "Saturday Night Live" as part of a female-dominated set of a few years that also put Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon and Rachel Dratch on the map. Fey would eventually become the venerable sketch comedy show's first and only female head writer, as well as becoming a recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Poehler has become well-known for her hilarious work on the hit NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation," in which she plays the lovable local politician with a heart of gold, Leslie Knope.
We're ecstatic about the choice of Fey and Poehler for the hosting duties, and are three reasons why.
Their Great Chemistry - The Globes are a looser-fitting awards show from the Emmy awards or the Oscars. This setting is perfect for a couple of brilliant comedians who work well off of one another to work the room and the audience at home. The pair starred in "Baby Mama" together and their experience on the "SNL" stage together means they should be able to handle any craziness that arises during the live broadcast.
A Kinder, Gentler Host Humor - Don't get us wrong, Gervais' performance was legendary in the last three years. But there does come a time when perhaps the verbal knives and stones should be put away in favor of material that's just as funny, but a little less edgy. Amy and Tina aren't known for cheesy comedy, but don't expect them to take any pot shots at the Hollywood Foreign Press like Ricky did.
Guest Cameos Perhaps? - If there's one thing both of their shows rely on, it's the ability to bring in unexpected celebrities as guests. "30 Rock," Fey's sitcom in its final year on NBC, even got Matt Damon to play a recurring role. So something tells us you may see Jon Hamm or Steve Martin make a "surprise" visit to the stage.
Do you think Amy and Tina were good choices for the hosting gig at the Golden Globes next year? Drop us a comment and let us know!
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