Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sign on to host Golden Globes through 2015
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are coming back to the Golden Globes. And back again.
The former Saturday Night Live duo, who hosted last year’s Globes to much acclaim — and a 28 percent jump in the 18-49 demo, natch — has agreed to host the next two Golden Globes Awards, in 2014 and 2015, NBC announced today. Speculation that they would return began nearly immediately after last year’s show ended, and Poehler herself now seems prescient with one of her opening jokes. “We want to assure you that we have no intention of being edgy or offensive tonight,” Poehler said during last year’s Globes, “because as Ricky [Gervais] learned the hard way, when you run afoul of the Hollywood Foreign Press, they make you host this show two more times.”
“Tina and Amy are two of the most talented comedic writer/performers in our business and they were a major reason the Golden Globes was the most entertaining awards show of last season,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of Alternative and Late Night Programming. “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.”
Click below for last year’s Globes’ opener:
The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC on Jan. 12, 2014.