What would it take to make you, the typical Laughspin reader, watch a movie-awards show on VH1? What if it was hosted by two thirds of Human Giant? What if it was hosted by one quarter of Respecto Montalban? What if it was hosted by the tall guy from Children’s Hospital and the bald guy from The League and NTSF:SD:SUV::? Lucky for you, all of those dreams will come true, because Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer are set to preside over the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards next month.
You know Huebel and Scheer for their individual work, and more importantly in this case for frequently working together, so there promises not to be any awkward, fake chemistry between the hosts of this awards ceremony like what happened in the spring at the Academy Awards. And with respect to the upcoming Oscars, Billy Crystal is a class act and all, but this just sounds like a lot more fun.
You’ll be able to watch the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards broadcast on Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET on VH1. In the meantime, you can catch Huebel and Scheer on the previously mentioned shows, or any of the countless other projects they’ve worked on. (Check the IMDb and Netflix and a thousand different podcasts.) And if you weirdly only like to see the pair when they host things together, catch the Crash Test show twice a month at the L.A. UCB Theatre.