Back in 2007, late great Vanity Fair writer Christopher Hitchens irked oodles of women, and men, in a meandering article, asking, “Why are women, who have the whole male world at their mercy, not funny?” A slew of others have followed suit over the years. Former Man Show host Adam Carolla sniped to the New York Post in June, “The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks.”
Tell that to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the newly minted co-hosts of next year’s Golden Globe Awards.
NBC, Dick Clark Productions and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association named the Saturday Night Live alums on Monday as hostesses of the 70th annual awards ceremony, set to air live Jan. 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills.
While Ricky Gervais spread his feisty, punchy, spitfire brand of Brit humor for the past three years as a popular, yet feared, host of the boozy show, next year’s telecast marks the very first time a duo of gals will host the Globes, the HFPA confirmed to EW. There have been previous female co-hosts such as Raquel Welch, in 1985, who co-hosted with Michael York, and Joan Collins and Wayne Rogers in 1983, but no solo female hosts either.
So why should this, two women hosting, and specifically Fey and Poehler, be celebrated, cheered, yelled from rooftops, if one’s energetic enough? READ FULL STORY