This year's show is set to air on Jan. 8 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be broadcast on NBC

By Alexis L. Loinaz
October 05, 2016 02:19 PM

The 2017 Golden Globe Awards are ready to bring on the glam – and the laughs.

Jimmy Fallon has been tapped as host of next year’s glitzy awards show, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC announced Tuesday.

This will mark the Tonight Show funyman’s debut at ringleader of the freewheeling awards fete, as he takes over from last year’s host, Ricky Gervais.

In the past, the show had also counted both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as tag-team hosts.

“This is the most spontaneous and uninhibited award show on television, and Jimmy’s playful, disarming comedic brilliance makes him the ideal host to enhance and elevate the sense of fun and irreverence that’s made the Golden Globes one of the premier events of the entire broadcast year,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.

Fallon himself later weighed in on his new gig, taking to Twitter with a cheeky zinger that provided a preview of his Golden Globes jabs.

“And I’m really looking forward to spending time with the Hollywood Foreign Press before Donald Trump has them all deported,” he wrote.

The Golden Globes are traditionally seen as a strong bellwether of potential Oscar contenders amid the busy awards season.

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This year’s show is set to air on Jan. 8 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and will be broadcast on NBC.