As the host of the last three Golden Globes, actor Ricky Gervais served a dual role as both comedian and roastmaster. His cutting celebrity comedy has been both the subject of celebration and criticism—but everyone can agree it’s at least been interesting to watch. If Ricky doesn’t return to host next year, the Golden Globes will need to carefully select his successor. Here are just a few suggestions that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association might want to take into consideration.
Steve was the perfect replacement for Gervais as the star of the American version of “The Office,” so why not replace him as the host of the Golden Globes too? Not only is Carell a great improvisational comedian, he’s got natural charm and showmanship.
Jimmy has recently hit his stride on late night television where it turns out he was born to be a host all along. Jimmy makes a great host because of his ability to play off of other comedians. Put him on stage with Justin Timberlake or Tina Fey and he’ll have audiences rolling with laugher.
Jane killed it as the host of the Emmys this year, so it might be time for her to move up to the next step. She has that rare comedic ability to be mean, intense, warm and excited all at the same time.
Conan might have been snubbed as the next host of “The Tonight Show,” but he’s still got that goofy humor and larger-than-life personality that makes for a good host. Bring Andy Richter in to serve as his co-host and you’re in for a night of laughs.
There are two sides to Stephen Colbert—there’s the real life actor and comedian and then there’s the satirical character that he portrays on his show. Either would be a hilarious host for the next Golden Globes.
Tina spent years as one of the funniest anchors on “Weekend Update” and went on to have a successful TV and movie career. Her likeable, self-depreciating humor might be the opposite of Ricky Gervais, but she’d still draw a large crowd.
Russell Brand might just be the perfect Brit to replace Ricky Gervais, as he brings that same brand of unfiltered humor to everything he does. He had a memorable stint as the host of the MTV Movie Awards and the potential to bring the same kind of controversy that Ricky did—which of course, makes for compelling TV.
She’s been one of the funniest cast members on “SNL” for years now and her hit movie “Bridesmaids” only confirmed what we’ve all suspected for awhile now—Kristen Wiig is a comedic genius. She’s paid her dues, it’s time for her to take the spotlight.