The Golden Globes as an awards show are meaningless. As a telecast, however, they are incredibly entertaining. It’s essentially one big party where all of the year’s awards contenders are in the same room with plenty of booze to go around, and the somewhat loose atmosphere always makes for a fun affair—especially when you’ve got a solid host. Tina Fey and Amy Poheler—potentially the show’s best hosts in history—were masters of ceremony for three years in a row, but they turned down the opportunity to return this year not wanting to wear out their welcome. In their stead, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced today that none other than Ricky Gervais will be filling the role as host for 2016.