Comedians and co-creators of the Broadway production, â€œOh, Hello On Broadway,â€ Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are slated to co-host the 32nd Spirit Awards announced yesterday by Film Independent.
As a fundraising event for Film Independent year-round shows, past hosts of the Spirit Awards included actors such as Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah, Kirsten Bell and comedians like Joel McHale, Andy Samberg and Sarah Silverman. However, when choosing hosts for this yearâ€™s edition, IFC president Jennifer Caserta said she wanted multi-talented stars.
“This yearÂ IÂ asked Film Independent to find us two super talented multi hyphenates to take on the hosting duties for the Spirit Awards, and we couldnâ€™t be more thrilled to welcome Nick and John to our stage,â€ said Caserta.
Acclaimed Comedy Central star of the three-season series â€œKroll Show,â€ and FXX series â€œThe League,â€ Kroll is also a writer and producer accredited to Seth Rogenâ€™s â€œSausage Party,â€ â€œDate Night,â€ and â€œGet Him To The Greek.â€ Â Along with starring in 2016 animated smash â€œSing,â€ and â€œLoving,â€ he has also made guest appearances in comedy TV shows such as â€œNew Girl,â€ â€œParks and Recreationâ€ and â€œCommunity.â€
Currently working as a writer for IFC â€œDocumentary Nowâ€ and voice actor for Netflixâ€™s â€œBig Mouth,â€ Mulaney is also an EmmyÂ® Award recipient and nominee for his third one-hour stand-up comedy special.Â Although he has his own series on Netflix, â€œThe Comeback Kid,â€ Mulaney began his comedic career as â€œStefonâ€ and â€œWeekend Updateâ€ anchor on â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ in 2008.
Although taking the world by storm as a dynamic pair, each man still has a long list of individual success. Film Independent President, Josh Welsh said â€œtheir world domination will be complete,â€ with their pending host statuses.
â€œFrom film to television to Broadway, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney have been almost everywhere â€“ and now their world domination will be complete when theyÂ host the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards,â€ said Welsh.Â “We couldn’t think of two smarter, funnier people to host our show, and look forward to having them on the beach on Saturday, February 25.â€
The award ceremony will be live broadcasted on Saturday, February 25 on IFC at 2pm PT and 5pm ET. Check out the list of this year’s nominees here.