NBC announced yesterday that they have recruited the help of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Both Fey and Poehler star in NBC comedies, Fey on 30 Rock and Poehler on Parks and Recreation. The two first teamed up on Saturday Night Live where Poehler would eventually take over for Jimmy Fallon on Weekend Update after he left. In 2004 the funny ladies made their first movie together, Mean Girls, for which Fey wrote the screenplay. Even after Fey’s departure from the comedy sketch show, the two remained friends and co-starred in the 2008 comedy Baby Mama.
“Having both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board to host this year’s festivities is a major coup,” said NBC Entertainment’s president, alternative and late night programming Paul Telegdy said in a statement regarding the decision. “Tina and Amy have a proven chemistry and comedic timing from their many years together on SNL to their successful co-starring roles in Baby Mama.”
The Golden Globes is scheduled to air on NBC Jan. 13.