Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais has been announced as the host for the 67th Annual Golden Globes ceremony, guaranteeing that at least one awards show this season will come with a gag reel.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association noted in their press release that the British comedic actor will be the first person to host the show since 1995. Since then, the annual awards show has utilized rotating presenters in lieu of one central host. Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais has been announced as the host for the 67th Annual Golden Globes ceremony, guaranteeing that at least one awards show this season will come with a gag reel.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association noted in their press release that the British comedic actor will be the first person to host the show since 1995. Since then, the annual awards show has utilized rotating presenters in lieu of one central host.

Gervias made headlines at last year's Golden Globes when he quipped, "That's the trouble with Holocaust films -- there's no gag reel on the DVD." However, Gervais' controversial jokes may be perfect for a ceremony that has a reputation for being less stuffy and more entertaining than its rival show, the Academy Awards.

Viewers and critics have clamored for Gervais to host the Oscars, or some other awards show, especially after hilarious bits at the last two Emmy ceremonies. However, he vowed not to do it, claiming he was "scared" and that he didn't think he'd "get the freedom I needed." But then he added, "If it was a fun night and they said you could ad-lib, I'd do it because I really enjoy that."

Guess the Hollywood Foreign Press gave him the ad-lib go-ahead.

Gervais, who rose to stardom as creator and star of the original British version of 'The Office', has most recently appeared in the big budget films 'The Invention of Lying' and 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.'