Ricky Gervais returns to host the Golden Globes: The comedian's biting humor is bound to raise eyebrows

The controversial comic, who last hosted in 2012, is sure to hold nothing back

By Anna Silman
Published October 26, 2015 10:06PM (EDT)

While Chris Rock will be bringing his edgy brand of comedy to the Oscars, he's not the only controversial comic suiting up for an Awards Show gig this season. That's right, Gervais-heads (is that a thing? Should be): Ricky Gervais is returning as Golden Globes host.

The polarizing British comic hosted the ceremony in the 2010-2012 pre-Poehler and Fey years, where his biting cringe-comedy managed to offend so many people that he renounced all future hosting duties. “I’ve told my agent to never let me be persuaded to do it again though," he said a few years back. "It’s like a parachute jump."

Thankfully, it sounds like Ricky is ready to get back in that chute.

“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement. “Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts.”

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