10/16/2012 at 10:00 AM EDT
Ricky's out, Tina and Amy are in! Monday's announcement that Tina Fey
and Amy Poehler
will host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
on NBC in January – succeeding Ricky Gervais, who hosted the past three years
– left fans of the comedy powerhouses delighted.
Years before they costarred on Saturday Night Live
, Fey and Poehler got their start together performing with the Second City improv troupe in Chicago. Since then, the funny ladies have worked together on projects ranging from Mean Girls
to Baby Mama
The awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will air live from the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 13.