Ellen DeGeneres ruled the Oscars this year, and another funny lady just got the emcee gig at MTV. The channel announced today that comedian Sarah Silverman will host this year's MTV Movie Awards. The show, which will be broadcast live for the first time ever, will be held on Sunday, June 3, in Universal City and produced by "Survivor" superstar Mark Burnett.
I've been hot and cold on Silverman over the years, but lately, I've definitely been warming up to her more. Her Comedy Central show, "The Sarah Silverman Program," is innovative and always delivers a few good laughs, and her scene in The Aristocrats had me cracking up. Sure, Silverman sometimes tries a little bit too hard with her gross-out humor, but then, she'll whip out some deliciously sarcastic remark, like this quote from the MTV News article: "I'm really excited about 'Wild Hogs!' It's so well-crafted!"
MTV is probably asking for it by hiring the notoriously filthy Silverman for its first live-broadcast Movie Awards, but at least it will be fun to watch what happens.