It seemed like only a matter of time before former Saturday Night Live stars turned primetime darlings Amy Poehler and Tina Fey got their first gigs as awards show hosts. Between Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock, the two women are dominating NBC’s comedy landscape, so it made a lot of sense when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association turned to Fey and Poehler to host the 2013 Golden Globes ceremony, which airs on the same network.
The news came earlier this month and, with the awards show only three months away, it’s easy to assume that Fey and Poehler are already hard at work preparing for their hosting duties. But Poehler shared with reporters while hosting a conference call for Parks and Recreations that she and Fey haven’t even started their research.
“You know, we’re really excited, but we’re both shooting now on our TV shows and we’re both used to SNL-style working a little closer to the date,” she admitted, adding that they won’t start writing their jokes until closer to the Globes because so many things worth making fun of could happen during that time.
That’s not to say Poehler and Fey haven’t talked about their duties. Because the two are close friends, it makes sense that they’ve talked about their enthusiasm for the gig in the two weeks since the announcement.
“We’ve seen each other and talked about how we’re excited, but no we haven’t planned anything yet,” Poehler said.
When the hosting news was announced, Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late night, released a statement explaining why he was so glad to have Poehler and Fey on board. “Tina and Amy have a proven chemistry and comedic timing from their many years together on SNL to their successful co-starring roles in Baby Mama,” he said.
The Golden Globes ceremony will air Jan. 13 on NBC.
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