Former SNL Weekend Update co-anchors Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are reuniting for another joint hosting gig, this time emceeing the upcoming 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Long-time friends Fey and Poehler are only the second hosting team on the awards show, which went without a host until Ricky Gervais was tapped for the job the last three years. “Having both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board to host this year’s festivities is a major coup,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC‘s President, Alternative and Late Night Programming. “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.”
Both Poehler and Fey have had memorable appearances at awards shows, most recently Poehler’s acceptance-speech gag with lead comedy actress winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus at last month’s Emmys. Poehler and Fey are long-time members of the NBC family. Following their stints on SNL, both went on to star in primetime comedy series for the network. Fey’s Emmy-winning 30 Rock is wrapping its seven-season run this fall, while Poehler toplines Greg Daniels and Mike Schur’s Parks And Recreation.