Jerrod Carmichael Named Host of Golden Globes (first of its kind)

Emmy-winning comedian Jerrod Carmichael has signed on to host the 80th Golden Globe Awards when he returns to NBC next month.

NBC, Hollywood's foreign press affiliation, and telecast maker Dick Clark Prods. 

We were set to announce Carmichael on Thursday, Range discovered.

“We are very excited to have Jerrod Carmichael to host the historic 80th Golden Globe Awards,”

His comedic talents have entertained and pleased audiences while delivering terrifying moments that are so crucial in the times we live in.

Jerrod is the unique type of talent this showcase requires to kick off awards season."

It's something of a homecoming for Carmichael, who starred in three seasons of the critically acclaimed sitcom

Carmichael received an Emmy nomination this year in the category of Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as the host of "SNL

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