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Jimmy Fallon to host 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Jimmy Fallon will be in charge of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, tapped to host the three-hour ceremony airing Jan. 8 on NBC, the network said Tuesday.

Former SNLer known for his viral video Tonight Show skits

Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, is set to host the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, organizers have announced. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Jimmy Fallon will be in charge of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

Fallon will host the three-hour ceremony that's scheduled to air Jan. 8 on NBC, the network said Tuesday.

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Fallon's star has risen since he took over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show. Here, he's seen interviewing U.S. President Barack Obama for his late-night talk show. (Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday/Associated Press)

Fallon, host of NBC's Tonight Show, has a playful humour that's a good match for the "spontaneous and uninhibited" awards show, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said.

Fallon takes over from last year's host, Ricky Gervais, whose biting style of humour brought groans as well as laughs

Fallon has turned a host of his Tonight Show skits, including hit songs he performs with the original artists while playing childrens' instruments with his house band The Roots, into viral video hits online.

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