Ricky Gervais to Host 2016 Golden Globes



Ricky Gervais looks to be bringing back his edgy brand of humour for the fourth time on the stage of the Golden Globe Awards.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced that Gervais will be returning as the host of the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, to be held on January 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“Ricky Gervais left us with a lasting impression and we are thrilled to have him back in our show as we honour the best in film and television,” Lorenzo Soria, President of the HFPA, said in a statement.

“His off-the-cuff wit and quirky charm will surely have the room and audiences around the world at the edge of their seats.”

Gervais has enjoyed somewhat controversial outings on the Golden Globe stage in past years, picking apart celebrities among the audience with often crude and risqué punchlines.

“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said.

“Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honour — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts.”

In case you’re after a refresher of Ricky’s Golden Globe experience, here’s a look at the opening monologues and performances from all three of his previous outings as host.