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Tina Fey And Amy Poehler To Host Golden Globes Broadcast That Won’t Suck

Submitted by on October 16, 2012 – 8:48 amNo Comment

A very select group of Hollywood types are able to stand at a podium, present or accept an award, and be funny all at the same time. Two of those people, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, will host this year’s Golden Globes.

Yay! The banter won’t be painful! The sketches will be funny!

Ricky Gervais has hosted the awards for the past three years, cashing in on insult comedy. But in general, award shows have grasped at straws lately to find chemistry among performers.

Poehler and Fey have been performing together since their days at the Second City in Chicago. Since then, they have co-anchored Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, and co-starred in 2008′s Baby Mama. Also, they’re both very, very funny.

They’ve even mastered the awkward art of award show comedy, being succinct  and often puncturing the pretensions of the event. At the Emmys recently, Poehler was involved in a gutsy, elaborate gag with Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, during Louis-Dreyfuss’ own acceptance speech. And Fey was memorably lambasted at the Oscars by an aloof Robert Downey Jr. describing writers.

Also, Jon Hamm is almost assured to do something silly when Fey is around.

What do you think of these new hosts?

[via Deadline]

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