John Mulaney, Nick Kroll to Host Spirit Awards

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John Mulaney (left) and Nick Kroll

The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards are set to take place Feb. 25.

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll are taking on hosting duties for this year's Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The comedy duo — who will have wrapped their guest-filled, fame-skewering Broadway show Oh, Hello — will emcee Film Independent's annual awards ceremony that honors the best in independent filmmaking. 

In 2016, Kroll appeared in Seth Rogen's Sausage Party, Jeff Nichols' Loving and the indie Joshy. He is in theaters now as the voice of a musically inclined pig in Illumination Entertainment's Sing. Mulaney, a former Saturday Night Live writer, recently released his third stand-up special, The Comeback Kid, with Netflix.

No word yet on whether or not Mulaney and Kroll will appear as their tuna-loving alter egos from their Broadway show.

Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani co-hosted last year's awards ceremony, with Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell and Patton Oswalt also among the show's past emcees.

Joel Gallen returns for his third year as executive producer, with producer Shawn Davis returning for his 15th show. 

The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards are set to take place Feb. 25 in Santa Monica, with the ceremony to be broadcast live exclusively on IFC beginning at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET.

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