2024 Golden Globes: Stand-Up Comedian Jo Koy Announced as Host

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Jo Koy at "Here Lies Love" Broadway Opening Night in July 2023. Photo by Gregory Pace/Shutterstock (14017001ax)

The Golden Globes are returning to Los Angeles in early January, and the HFPA finally picked the next master of the ceremonies. Stand-up comedian Jo Koy will be in charge of hosting the Golden Globe Awards for the first time.

The Golden Globes president Helen Hoehne announced that Koy will take on the hosting duties at the upcoming ceremony and said she’s certain he’ll bring his A-game.

“We are thrilled to have Jo host the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards and bring his infectious energy and relatable humor to kick off Hollywood’s award season. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for the stars in the room and a global audience,” said Hoehne in a statement.

Koy is a household name in the world of stand-up comedy, and he most recently took the world by storm with this Funny is Funny World Tour, but this will mark his first time hosting a major award show.

The 81st Golden Globe Awards will take place on January 7, 2024, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The list of nominations has been unveiled in early December, with Barbie and Succession leading the way with nine nods each in their respective fields.