Jimmy Fallon is hosting the 2017 Golden Globes, which should be enjoyable even if it is a safe choice. What can I say? After three years of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler from 2012 to 2014, the awards show went back to asking straight white men to steer the ship, and I'm over it. For that reason and others Chelsea Peretti should host the 2018 Golden Globes, or one of many comedians and actors that weren't plucked right from late night television.
As an experienced stand-up comedian, she'd deliver an amazing monologue. She is one of the stars of Golden Globe winner Brooklyn Nine-Nine. While that's a FOX series and the awards tend to be on NBC, there are enough NBC connections at the sitcom so that it wouldn't be a stretch. Peretti has also appeared on Chopped Junior, Ru Paul's Drag Race, and The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything.
Peretti also has requisite experience, though you may not have this show on your DVR. Peretti hosted the 2016 Crunchie Awards for the tech industry, and poked fun at their lack of diversity so much that she even criticized her own position as a white woman hosting. So, maybe Peretti wouldn't mind me throwing out a few other options for the next Golden Globes master of ceremonies.
An NBC favorite, acclaimed stand-up comedian, and high brow Netflix star now, Ansari would make a classy host.
When it comes to awards ceremonies, and especially the Golden Globes that bridge the gap between film and television, I like hosts that seem to be genuine fans of pop culture. There's no bigger fan than Eichner, and his perspective is a good balance of skewering and love. He'd be a good alternative to the Ricky Gervais model of Golden Globes hosting.
She's the best of both worlds, as both an experienced stand-up and a known aficionado of pop culture.
Jessica St. Clair & Lennon Parham
If you want a BFF vibe like the "Tina and Amy" hosting days, though these two ladies are very different comically and should be judged on their talents and not by comparison, these ladies play off of each other well and could whip those movie stars into shape with ease.
Byer has done awards coverage for MTV before and can definitely work a crowd.
I swear she's not just on this list because of her Ellen Degeneres impression.
Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele
Another comedy duo, though their creative paths are diverging slightly this year, Key and Peele would make excellent hosts. It would be cool if they reunited in 2018 to host the Golden Globes.
The list goes on; I would also love to see Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler, Retta, Laura Benanti, Rachel Bloom, Darren Criss, Kumail Nanjiani, Jenny Slate, Issa Rae, Richard Ayode, Amy Schumer, Mindy Kaling up on that stage as well. Before you ask, Lin-Manuel Miranda does not want to host anything, according to Entertainment Weekly. Luckily for us, there are plenty of amazing choices that don’t fit the tired Hollywood mold.