Best Funny Friends

October 17, 2012

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will co-host next year’s Golden Globes, which means there’s hope yet for an awards show that doesn’t suck.

A rep for NBC, which will air the ceremony Jan. 13, called booking the former hosts of “Saturday Night Live’s” “Weekend Update” a “major coup,” and he’s right: They’re two of the most beloved and influential comedic actresses in the business. Who wouldn’t want to spend three hours watching them entertain a room of celebrities?

In fact, just this past weekend, Fey and Poehler auctioned off a night of their friendship for Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars” fundraiser (airing Sunday at 8 p.m.) to two women for $36,000 each. Totally worth it!

Fey and Poehler will make the Globes a must-see event, but that may not translate into strong ratings. After all, they each star in critically acclaimed yet low-rated NBC sitcoms.

Maybe Fey, Poehler and NBC are playing the long game. With “30 Rock” in its final season and the future of “Parks and Recreation” up in the air, this could be the first step to the BFFs making another TV show together.

If a night with Fey and Poehler is worth $72,000, one night a week of the two together again would be priceless.

Rudi Greenberg is Express' Weekend Pass editor and comedy columnist.
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