Rogen is not only going to host, but his hit film 50/50 is nominated for best feature. Rogen starred in and produced the film along with Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin.
“We’re incredibly excited to have Seth as the host for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards and join us in celebrating this year’s exquisite films and talented filmmaking artists,” said Sean McManus, Film Independent’s senior director. Film Independent has been conducting the Spirit Awards since they began in 1984. Last year’s host, Joel McHale, also had a comedy background.
Other nominees for best feature include Drive, Take Shelther, The Artists, and The Descendents.
Executive vice president and general manager of IFC, Jennifer Caserta, said of Rogen, “Seth is one of the smartest and funniest actors today and we look forward to him making this one of the most entertaining Spirit Awards yet. IFC is a growing brand for original comedy programming, and our viewers are in for a good time with Seth hosting.”
Check out some awesome 1996 stand-up from Rogen, courtesy of YouTube: