Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have long been best friends, since their early days at SNL, and it shows when they perform together. Their writing is as crisp and refreshing as an apple-flavored ale, and they play off one another with an ease that only best friends can manage. Naturally, they are a perfect choice to host any awards show, so when they took the job at this year’s Golden Globes, they didn’t disappoint. The ratings for the show soared to 19.7 million viewers, 17% more than when Ricky Gervais hosted (although much love to Gervais, who is sometimes misunderstood), and now the big wigs in charge of the ceremony have asked the funny ladies to come back for hosting duties…twice.
Next year’s show–which airs in January–will be hosted by the duo, as will the 2015 show. That’s how good they are; they get their own trilogy.
“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 alternative programming president. “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.”
After this year’s show, there was some buzz about Fey and Poehler doing the Oscars, but Fey shot them down, saying it would be too much work.
“I just feel like that gig is so hard,” Fey said. “Especially for, like, a woman – the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone – no way.”