For those who might not be familiar with the names Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, this year's hosts of the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, you've very likely seen their faces and comedic stylings in a variety of roles in TV and film.
Scheer is one of our illustrious MTV alumni, having co-created and starred in the sketch comedy series "Human Giant," and can currently be seen in FX's fantasy football-themed bro comedy "The League." You also probably recognize him from a multitude of guest-starring roles in shows and movies like "Parks and Recreation," "30 Rock," "Reno 911," "Party Down," "Piranha," "Happy Endings" and "Children's Hospital."
Huebel's résumé is equally lengthy, and he and Scheer have many projects in common. Huebel also starred in "Human Giant," along with guest stints on "30 Rock," "Reno 911," "Happy Endings," "Party Down," "The League" and "Children's Hospital." The funnyman has also been collecting more and more film roles in recent years, including parts in "I Love You, Man," "Little Fockers," "The Descendants" and the upcoming ensemble comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting."
Scheer and Huebel proved to be punchy and adept hosts for the Critics' Choice Awards, in that they kept their bits relatively short and allowed the celebrities to shine in the spotlight. Our favorite of their transitional pieces was the lighthearted poking fun at the elaborate motion capture process in "No Movement Motion Capture Artists," which featured great cameos from Michael Bay and Ray Liotta, and their excellent interview piece with Joey the horse from "War Horse," with a cameo by Michael Cera as the horse handler.
After thanking viewers for tuning in, Scheer ended the evening with a self-aware jab at their performance: "Now let's all get on Twitter and see who's ripping us apart!"
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