Funny guy Chris Rock is familiar to the stage and movie screens as  well as behind-the-scenes. This comedian turned director has directed 2007 romance comedy, I Think I Love My Wife and in 2014 directed feature film Top Five. Gabrielle Union, who co-starred as Rock's wife in Top Five said, “He’s a really talented director. I hadn’t worked with him in that capacity…I’ve learned a lot about his capabilities and his talent and how far-reaching it is.”

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The comedian is returning to the Academy stage 11 years after his last hosting gig.

Taylor Lewis
Oct, 21, 2015

Everyone's favorite funnyman is coming back to the Academy Awards.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Chris Rock, who hosted the 2005 Oscars, has just signed on to host the 2016 ceremony.

"I'm so glad to be hosting the Oscars," Rock said in a statement. "It's great to be back."

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And to that we say: Yaaaaas.

The actor-comedian ruffled feathers in 2005 when he made some jabs at the industry and a few of the nominees, but his return to the stage has been long overdue. 

Will you be excited to see Rock return to the stage?