Funnyman Ricky Gervais will return as the 2012 Golden Globes host, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday.
The British jokester's return for a third hosting stint may come as a bit of a surprise, since his acerbic humor about celebrities during this year's broadcast was criticized for being too harsh.
Gervais tweeted, "Just told Billy Crystal he'd better not use any of my holocaust or pedophile material at The Oscars. He agreed (true)."
In his official statement, Gervais quipped, "They must be mad. Not sure if I'm flattered that they trust me or insulted that they trust me. Either way... they shouldn't trust me."
It looks like more snarky merriment is in store. The 2012 Golden Globes will be held January 15 and will air on NBC.