Ricky Gervais Set to Host the Golden Globes, Again

Womp womp. We’re always and forever Team Poehler and Fey!

Ricky Gervais is set to host the riotous 73rd Annual Golden Globe awards for the fourth time in six years, taking over from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Fey and Poehler hosted from 2013–2015, and the controversial Gervais is picking up the 2016 gig after hosting from 2010–2012. Known for his court jester hijinks and no f*cks given attitude when it comes to roasting celebrities no matter who they are, Gervais’ appointment as host likely means a a good year for ratings.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association tweeted today (Oct. 26) that Gervais was back:

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement, “We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way. Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts.”

Additionally, NBC’s president of alternative and late-night Paul Telegdy said, “Tina and Amy are a hard act to follow but Ricky is completely fearless and entirely up for the job. He always did us proud. Welcome back, Ricky.”

And HPFA President Lorenzo Soria added, “Ricky Gervais left us with a lasting impression and we are thrilled to have him back in our show as we honor the best in film and television. His off-the-cuff wit and quirky charm will surely have the room and audiences around the world at the edge of their seats.”

Does this mean Poehler and Fey could be coming back in three years time?

Get in the zone by watching Gervais’ Golden Globe opening monologues.

Here he is in 2010 for the 67th Golden Globe Awards, in which he starts off poking fun of Steve Carell in The Office (in which Gervais stars in the British version).

Behold, Gervais in 2011 for the 68th:

And lastly, his opening in 2012 for the 69th:

Golden Globes Nominations will be announced Thursday, Dec. 10., and the 73rd Golden Globes will be held Jan. 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.